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Duration: Full day
Dates: Everyday, 09:00-18:00
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Difficulty: Medium
Children: 10 years or older

We invite you to the charming and ancient Pereslavl Zalessky. Not far from the noisy Moscow, this amazing, beautiful city of the Golden Ring of Russia is situated on the shores of Pleshcheyevo Lake! The magnificent lake splashes with waves from the slightest breeze, hence its romantic name Pleshcheyevo … And Pereslavl means – “adopted glory,” because the year of the founding of Pereslavl 1152, and laid down Pereslavl, the founder of Moscow, Yuri Dolgoruky. Pereslavl linked the names of almost all the great princes and kings of Russia. Perhaps the most famous native of Pereslavl is Alexander Nevsky, who was born and reigned here. Grateful descendants in honor of the amazing people’s prince-hero built a beautiful church of Alexander Nevsky and installed a majestic monument, which you will surely see.
In the times of Ivan the Terrible Pereslavl Zalessky becomes an important strategic point. It was here that the people’s militia was formed, and under the leadership of Minin and Pozharsky the Pereslavl went to liberate Moscow! Peter I in 1688 built his first funeral flotilla here, on Pleshcheevo Lake. And one of the amazing sights of the city – the royal boat Fortuna – the grandfather of the entire Russian fleet, which you will see in the museum-estate “Botik Peter I.”

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