Patriarch's Pond, Moscow

4.5
#9 of 190 in Parks in Moscow
Stroll down pathways shaded by trees at Patriarch's Pond, immortalized by writer Mikhail Bulgakov in his world-famous novel "The Master and Margarita." Look for the road sign that says "Do not talk to strangers," showing the silhouettes of the novel's devil and his henchmen. The pond, surrounded by a wide path with benches, also features a boathouse made of stone. You can see statues of Bulgakov and Ivan Krylov, a 19th-century Russian children's writer, near the pond. Have a drink at the cafe Margarita, another reference to the famous novel. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Moscow holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Patriarch's Pond and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This lake is surrounded by a very small park in the center of Moscow. In the winter time, it freezes over and people go ice skating on it. You can often find people jogging around the perimeter of...  more »
  • This pleace is of interest mainly to the Russians. Pleasant enough, but not worth a special detour if you are in Moscow for a short period of time.  more »
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  • This place is relly beautiful and calm. It is absolutely recommendable for romance at night and for meditation and solitude during the day. A simple moment in any day with a walk around this spot may be just enough to boost your mood.
  • Nice lake, small but charming. It has alot of meaning for the Russian history and literature so don't wonder seeing people with books open. Great to seat and rest.
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