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Historic Site in Pereslavl-Zalessky


The walls of Yury Dolgoruky’s kremlin are now a grassy ring around the centre of town. The 1152 Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, one of the oldest buildings in Russia, is inside this green ring. A bu…
Museum in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Botik Museum

Lake Pleshcheyevo is the place where Peter the Great developed his obsession with the sea. As a young man, he studied navigation and built a ‘toy flotilla’ of more than 100 little ships by age 20. You can explore so…
Monastery in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Goritsky Monastery

This large monastery standing at the turn to Botik Museum (2.5km south of the centre) was founded in the 14th century, though the oldest buildings today are the 17th-century gates, gate-church and belfry. The centre…
Museum in Pereslavl-Zalessky

A further 12km along the road passing Botik Museum is the turn-off to this unique railway museum. The collection of locomotives occupies the tracks and depot that were used up until the middle of the 20th century. D…
River in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Trubezh River

The Trubezh River, winding 2km from the kremlin to the lake, is fringed by trees and narrow lanes. You can follow the northern riverbank most of the way to the lake by a combination of paths and streets. The Forty M…
International in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Prosto Café&Bar

Resembling an outsize dolls house (we like the bar covered in a patchwork of varicoloured little doors), this place strives to satisfy all tastes – the menu contains Mexican and Asian dishes as well as grilled meat …
Caucasian in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Traktir na Ozernoy

Gnaw on shashlyk to your heart’s desire at this Caucasian-food eatery attached to Hotel Pereslavl. Pork, chicken, lamb and sturgeon – they’re all grilled up in plain view and served hot and spicy. Also go for pastry…
Church in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Assumption Cathedral

Church in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Church of Peter the Metropolitan