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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. Add Patriarch's Pond and other attractions to your Moscow trip itinerary using our Moscow family vacation planner.
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  • Patriarch's pond is a unique place in Moscow that allows you to get out and walk and just relax. Not extremely picturesque, but offers some nice shops to stop in and also some interesting cafes. 
  • Spirit of bulgakovs characters, mystical place! A combination of the incongruous, this low-rise Moscow! The holidays often practiced photo in historical costumes that make this camera beginning 20 century! But now, the November snow falls asleep almost empty pond with history, and only two or three local residents walking dogs.
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  • If you consider that I was born on Patrikah ... I can say-very worth visiting. Corner of tranquility, calmness and quietness in the heart of the capital. You can sit on a bench, wander among the characters of KRYLOV, or simply admire the smooth surface of the pond.
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  • 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.
  • Great place to hang out and try restaurants above average
  • Very picturesque place, but very bad infrastructure, the sidewalks in heavy rain are basically flooded and one can't get around without getting wet, public toilet is awful and very dirty, do yourself a favor and don't go inside not to ruin the impression of the place, just go in one of the nearby cafes.
  • Tiny piece of freshness in a crowded city
  • Nice #calm place#good place for hanging out