Chistoprudny Boulevard

Chistoprudny Boulevard includes Clean Ponds

Chistoprudny Boulevard
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Chistoprudny Boulevard is a major boulevard in the central part of Moscow.

It is the site of the famous Chistiye Prudy (Clean Ponds), which were made by damming the river Rachka, which once flowed along the walls of the Bely Gorod (White City).

Chistoprudny Boulevard in Moscow
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It runs from Turgenevskaya Square and Sretensky Boulevard towards Pokrovka Street, where it adjoins Pokrovsky Boulevard.

Chistoprudny Boulevard
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With other boulevards, like Tverskoy Boulevard and Yauzsky Boulevard, this is a part of the Boulevard Ring, running as a circle through the central Moscow.


A picturesque place with the beautiful pond is along the Chistoprudny Boulevard near the metro stop.

Lots of nice restaurants and bars to the either side to stop at, but many locals are just hanging on the benches, listening to music and talking.

Founded: 16 century

Postal Code: 101000 (№ 1-17, 19а, 2-16), 105062 (№ 19, 19/1, 19б, 21-25)

Useful Information

Chistoprudny Boulevard
Russian: Чистопрудный Бульвар

Were to eat

There are plenty of places to eat here:

  • Nostalgie (Chistoprudny bulvar 12A, tel. 7-495-916-9090), a haute cuisine restaurant.
  • Avocado (Chistoprudny bulvar 12, tel. 7-495-621-7719), one of Moscow’s few vegetarian restaurants.
  • Shatyor, owned by the same restaurateurs as Nostalgie, is a tented restaurant directly on the pond.
  • Yaponskiye Drova (Ulitsa Pokrovka 17, tel. 7-495-699-0770), a mid-market sushi restaurant around the corner.