There is only one pond left, but it is squared with buildings so it is quite peaceful here despite hectic Sadovoye Ring nearby. Here you can take a nice walk and enjoy the mysterious atmosphere, for which the area is famous - due to the novel of Mikhail Bulgakov Master and Margaret (Master i Margarita), which is well known for its combination of demonology, mysticism, humour, satire, art and love as well as wonderful depictions of Moscow of the thirties. Some Muscovites are eager to take a seat on a bench with their back to Malaya Bronnaya street, as it is a reference to the novel.
Patriarch Ponds, Moscow, Russia, 101000
Patriarshi ponds area and Nearby Attractions on Map
Church of the Ascension(0.6 km)
Built to commemorate the birth of Ivan the Terrible, Kolomenskoye's Church of the Ascension upended the Byzantine style with its wooden conical tower, and proved to be a milestone in the history of Russian ecclesiastical architecture.
Pushkin Museum(2 km)
Pushkin Museum is dedicated to Western art and has one of the world's most significant Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collections, along with some Old Masters.
Diamond Fund(2 km)
It holds the Imperial collection, including the crown jewels.
Alexander Garden(1.9 km)
One of the first urban public parks in Moscow, there are three separate gardens along the western Kremlin wall.
Christ the Savior Cathedral(2.3 km)
This cathedral, the tallest Orthodox church in the world (the largest being the Temple of St.
Tverskaya Street(0.9 km)
This street starts from the Kremlin itself and runs northwest in the direction of Tver (hence the name) and Saint Petersburg.
Old Arbat Street(1.8 km)
Walk down this kitschy street and don't forget to look at the small by-streets around the Arbat.
Moscow Zoo(1 km)
The oldest and the biggest zoo in Russia, has over 1000 animal species.
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