Patriarch's Pond, Moscow

4.3
#9 of 192 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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  • "Once a spring, at the hour of an unprecedented hot sunset, in Moscow, on the patriarchal ponds, there were two citizens... Yes, it should be noted the first strangeness of this terrible may evening. Not only at the booth, but also in the whole alley, parallel to the small Bronnoy street, there was not a single person. " This is how Mikhail Bulgakov's novel "The Master and Margarita" begins. Patriarchal Ponds-The common name of the area, which includes a pond and a square. Based on historical sources, ponds were initially several. Now the pond is one, and the name is preserved. Here is a monument to Krylovu and a sculptural composition dedicated to its fables, representing an interesting addition. It is possible to come to patriarchal ponds, including, on the part of Street Malaya Bronnaya. There are many cafes and small restaurants on it.
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  • I love this place. Not only because it is beautiful and peaceful, nice to walk long evenings. But also because on patriarchal ponds there are events from the famous work of Master and Margarita. Everyone is highly recommended to visit!
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