Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy Travel Guide

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Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy Things to Do

  • monasteries and nature reserve

    Pereslavl-Zalesky and its large adjacent lake are all part of a nature reserve. One can walk across the flowered fields or down the Trubezh river to the lake (the second is most recommended in morning since it gives a view of the Forty Saints church at the mount of the lake). There are many old houses with carved window frames and several...

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  • Botik of Peter I the Great

    Encyclopedia quote: "The boat was a small oak one-masted sail-rowing ship without a deck. It was assumed that the boat was made in England. The date of her construction is not known and it was delivered to Russia at 40-s of the 17th century. The boat of about 1.3 t displacement had the length of 6 m and the width of 1.97 m.In May 1688 the boat was...

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  • Railroad museum

    This small museum maintained by enthusiasts is worth seeing. Here are old steam-engines, wagons, carriages, and other railroad vehicles, which names I often don't know. You are allowed to get into some exhibits and to drive a hand car.The museum is about 20 km from Pereslavl' - on the opposite coast of Plescheevo Lake - and the road there is...

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  • Nikitsky monastery

    One of the oldest and most famuos monasterys in Pereslavl'-Zalesskyi. It's known as a place chosen by Tzar Ivan the Terrible to ask God to give him a son. After Ivan's elder son was born, the monastery got special patronage of Moscow throne. It helped to built Nikitskyi Cathedral - the main building in the monastery and one of most beautiful in...

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  • Red Square

    Red (i.e. Main) Square in Pereslavl'-Zalesskyi is the same age as the town. It was the place for popular assemblies, other official events. Here were all main buildings of the town. One of them you can see now - it's Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, found by Yury Dolgorukyi in 1152 to mark the place where the town should begin. Formely in the square...

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  • Earthen walls

    Pereslavl'-Zalesskyi was found by Prince of Rostov and Suzdal' Yury Dolgorukyi in 1152 as a fortress, which was to defend Rostov and Suzdal' lands from Northern neighbours, especially from Novgorod the Great - the main Rostov's rival in this area. So it's defensive walls and other fortification which were built first in Pereslavl'. These...

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  • Aleksandrov hill

    It's the highest hill on the hilly north coast of Plescheevo Lake. The old its name is Yarylo's Hill - it was the place for feasts in the name of Yarylo, the Slaves' God of Sun. Later the name of the hill was changed in memory of Prince of Pereslavl' Aleksandr Nevskyi.

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  • Goritzky monastery

    One of the oldest and most famous monasterys in Pereslavl's land (now it's Historical and Fine Arts Museum). According to the legend it was found in XIV cent. by the wife of prince Dmitryi Donskoy princess Evdokia in gratitude for her miraculous escape from Tatar army. In XV it became the residence of Pereslavl's bishop and the main monastery in...

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  • Plescheyevo Lake

    The Lake is the most ancient remarkable place of this land - it arised during the ice age and is about 30 thousands years old. It isn't very large - only about 9 km length and nearly round. Near the banks it's shallow, with even sandy bottom - a nice place for swimming.From very beginning of the town the Lake was it's 'centre' - the town has been...

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  • Main street

    This stright street has four parts with different names: in its beginning it's Moskovskaya street, in the middle - Kordovskogo street, then - Sovetskaya, and finally - Rostovskaya street.Going along this street you never lose your way. It's not only the main street of Pereslavl'-Zalesskyi - it's the only large street. Nearly all main hotels,...

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  • Blue stone

    This magic stone is another ancient object of note in this land. They say that many centuries ago the stone was an embodiment of a god for Finno-Ugric tribes who lived around Plescheevo Lake. Later for a long time the place near the stone and the stone itself were the centre of heathen feasts. So the cherch and the government always regarded the...

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  • Transfiguration Cathedral

    This is the oldest of the Old Russian white stone churches (Vladimir and Suzdal principalities), built in 1152.

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  • Monastery on the road to Jaroslav

    This is a church to see while in Perselav, but i dont know its name.Maybe you can help me with it. Or ill try to research and come back with more acurate information. But from the picture looks beautiful.This is located right after the Nikitsky monastery on the way to Jaroslav. Oon the far part of the picture you can notice the Nikitsky monastery...

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  • Cathedral Vladimirskiy

    This church is located right aside the Church of Alexander Nevskiy and a bit further also the well known Cathedral of Crist's Transfiguration old dated back from 1152. Cathedral Vladimirskiy dates back from the XVIII century and has impressive architecture with tiwh top pinacles in blue colour. All these 3 great buildings can be seen coming on the...

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  • Church of Alexander Nevskiy

    Church of Alexander Nevskiy is located near the centre after the river going in direction of Sergiyev Posad and further more to Moscow. Its wonderful red colour stands out from the snow. Right aside this church also exist the wonderful Cathedral Vladimirskiy dated back from the XVIII.

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Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy Restaurants

  • If you've got time

    Very nice Russian food (I think the best around Pereslavl') but awful service. We had to wait for our lunch nearly 2 hours and may be the same for a bill.

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  • The most expensive

    The best restaurant in Pereslavl'. May be the most expensive, but on weekdays they've got special lunch menu and you can have a meal for US $ 2-5. We were here on Saturday, so we had to choose our lunch from the main menu, quite in haute cuisine style - it was delicious, but too complex for an ordinary lunch. But then they offer a nice special menu...

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  • Very simple

    A clean and very cheap place. Simple food, nothing in particular. Self-service, not a large que. Nice for lunch and not very good for dinner - it seems tney cook everything only once a day, so in the evening food is just cold and may be not fresh.

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Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy Transportation

  • Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy Transportation

    All info in this tip taken directly from the site www.waytorussia.netPereslavl Zalessky is located on the way from Moscow to Yaroslavl. The bus station is situated along the main road from Moscow to Yaroslavl on the right side (the phone: (08535) 2-30-75). There's a small food shop at the station opened from 8 until 21.Most of the buses going from...

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  • Way to Steam-Engines museum

    The only way to get to the Steam-Engines museum is a car, better - 4x4 off-roader.There is no hard-surface road to the point, so one can get there in winter or dry summer day.Clickable map of is here: Interactive map It is illustrated with good and informative photos.

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  • How to get there

    The Pleshcheyevo Ozero National Park is located 130 kilometers from the Moscow Ring Road, or MKAD, along Yaroslavskoye Shosse. Several buses a day run from Shchyolkovskaya metro station to Pereslavl-Zalessky or stop there on the way to Yaroslavl and Kostroma. Another option is to take the elektrichka from Yaroslavsky Station to Sergiyev Posad or...

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Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy Shopping

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    by Pablos_new Updated Sep 9, 2005

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    There are two twin-museums in the town - Tea-pots museum and Flat-irons museum.

    Here you can buy many strange and useless things there and what's more...

    ...listen to a real old gramophone!!!

    an old gramophone!!!
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Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy Local Customs

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    by Pablos_new Updated Sep 2, 2003

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    Visiting the Blue Stone many people hang a tie at the nearest bush. People saying you can drop your misfortune this way.

    Very strange popular belief, but I saw the same in Sochi where people hang ties on a box-tree. ;-$

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Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy Warnings and Dangers

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    by Irinna Written Nov 1, 2006

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    Usually you have no problems with having meal here. Only not on Saturday evening (if you travel with organized group - it doesn't concern you). On Saturday evening ALL restaurants in the town are very busy - people celebrate burthdays, weddings and other events, and restaurants are reserved for these celebrations. So if you want to have dinner on Saturday you need to think about it on the day before. You may 1. To order dinner in your hotel (in Westhotel, where we stayed, you have to make your order on Friday or on Saturday morning, because they need to invite a cook specially for you), 2. To call all restaurants in Pereslavl' and it's surrondings - may be they've got a free table (and to reserve it immediately), 3. To look for a road caffee - and to rely upon your fortune (we had to choose this way and it was one of the worst dinners in my life), 4. To buy bread and butter in the shop and ask for tea in your hotel (not so bad way bearing in mind the situation as a whole).

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Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy Off The Beaten Path

  • Church of Forty Saint Martyrs

    The Church was built in XVIII cent for Fish sloboda. It stands just in the place where Trubezh flows into Plescheevo Lake. The place where it stands makes it fantastic!

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  • Trubezh and 'Fish sloboda' (Fishing...

    Small picturesque river Trubezh flows through Pereslavl'-Zalesskyi into Plescheevo Lake crossing the town just in it's center. In old times the banks of Trubezh were the place where fishermen lived - those who catched tzar's fish riapushka and supplied it to the tzar's kitchen in Moscow. So this place got the name 'Fish sloboda' (Fishing village)....

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  • Museum of kettles and teapots

    Very interesting small museum with a large collection of old kettles, teapots, coffee-pots, sugar-basins, sugar-tongs, and other things absolutely necessary for tea-drinking. Also you can see here a real Russian stove with the accessories (an oven fork, a poker, etc.) and other things usual in a household in XIX cent.Open : 10.00-18.00Closed on...

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Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy Favorites

  • Puta restaurant

    Puta restaurant is located in centre town. I think everyone knows why i couldnt resist to take a picture of this right? heheheh, incredible name, what we can find abroad... ahahah

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  • More about the town...

    More info from MT:One of the most beautiful places to camp is Lake Pleshcheyevo , the main attraction of the Pleshcheyevo National Park in the south of the Yaroslavl region.Located near the historic town of Pereslavl-Zalessky, the lake covers more than 51 square kilometers and is traditionally included in Golden Ring tours. It is fed by 19 rivers...

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