Patriarch's Ponds Area Walk, Moscow

Patriarch's Ponds is an affluent residential area, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city. It dates back to at least the 17th century when Patriarch Ioakim, the eleventh Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia was settled here. Patriarch’s Ponds is the home of a very famous pond which was immortalized in Mikhail Bulgakov's novel "The Master and Margarita". At the east side of the pond is Café Margarita, which has a mural depicting a scene from the story. Its menu features dishes that Bulgakov wrote about in the dialogue between Amvrosy and Foka in front of the Griboedov house. Nearby is Pavilion, a restaurant that’s housed in an impressive yellow mansion. During the summer, stroll through the delightful park and enjoy the greenery. If you are here in the winter, ice skate across the pond’s frozen surface. The park is a picturesque spot, not only for the pond and shrubs, but also because it is surrounded by Stalin-era apartments. During your park visit, look at the huge statue of 19th-century Russian writer Ivan Krylov. Russian children are very familiar with his name because of his didactic tales. Then go for a walk down Spiridonovka, a short street that features three museums. They include the Alexey Tolstoy Museum in the building where the writer lived for a while.
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Patriarch's Ponds Area Walk Map

Guide Name: Patriarch's Ponds Area Walk
Guide Location: Russia » Moscow
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Author: naomi
Spiridonovka Street, Consulate of Greece

1) Spiridonovka Street, Consulate of Greece

Spiridonovka Street, Institute for African Studies

3) Spiridonovka Street, Institute for African Studies

Spiridonovka Street corner with Vspolny Lane

5) Spiridonovka Street corner with Vspolny Lane

Bolshoy Kozikhinsky Lane

11) Bolshoy Kozikhinsky Lane

Bolshoy Kozikhinsky Lane

12) Bolshoy Kozikhinsky Lane

Bolshoy Kozikhinsky Lane

13) Bolshoy Kozikhinsky Lane

Blagoveschensky Lane corner with Trekhprudny Lane

14) Blagoveschensky Lane corner with Trekhprudny Lane

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