Patriarch's Pond, Moscow

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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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  • All the familiar ponds, beautiful novel by Mikhail Bulgakov's "master and Margarita". A great place for walks or just reading books (many shops). Nearby there are several restaurants and of course the "naughty" apartment.
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  • A small lake in the middle of town, between a boulevard. A relaxing corner between traffic impossible. If you wish you can feed swans and pigeons!
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  • This is a lovely pond in a historic part of Moscow. Usually when I am meeting a friend i would suggest here, we can sit on one of the benches and chat for an hour or so and then head off for lunch in ...  more »
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  • Relaxing pond with swans. Beautiful as everything in Russia.
  • if you don't know Russian classics and not a fan of "master and margarita" then just a pond in the city. Hipsterish restaurants around.
  • During winter is a very romantic spot!! You can find shops, restaurants and you can skate!
  • Very romantic. Must visit on your visit to Moscow
  • Well this is now one of the most European parts of Moscow. If you want to go for a walk and to eat in a better than usual restaurant you shall come here.

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