Explore the Amazing City of Pereslavl-Zalesskiy

For tourists and visitors, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy is a treasure trove of attractions, historical sites and breathtaking nature. It is a popular destination in Russia, and all that come to the Golden Ring ensure that they include a trip to this diverse city. Founded by Prince Yury Dolgoruky in the year 1152, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy is one of Russia’s oldest and most fascinating cities. Here on the banks of the Pleshcheevo Lake, lies a city that has become a combination of ancient memorials and a destination in Russia that has everything that is expected from a modern city.

Even though the city is not accessible by rail, there is a large bus station that provides transportation in and around Pereslavl-Zalesskiy. The list of historical buildings might seem endless, but this beautiful city has made room for more modern buildings, luxurious hotels, shops, stores and restaurants. It also has a flourishing industrial sector that relies on industries such as wood processing, soil manufacturing, road building, tobacco, packaging, printing, construction, production of goods for domestic animals and low alcohol beverages. Farms and farmsteads contribute to the agricultural sector, and in so doing to the economy of the city. Necessary facilities such as five hospitals, schools, kindergartens, boiler rooms and the educational institutions, including the University of Pereslavl (founded in 1993) and the Institute for Program Systems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, are also available.

But there is no doubt that the museums, churches and the Pereslavl-Zalesskiy Nature Reserve draw the most attention. The History and Art Museum was opened in the Goritsky Monastery in the year 1919 and is home to many interesting artifacts and exhibits. The boat that survived the great fire of 1783, known then as the Fortune, and renamed to Peter’s Boat (built by Peter the Great) was turned into a museum in 1803 and pays tribute to the earliest Russian Naval Fleets. Noteworthy attractions include the Cathedral of Transfiguration of the Savior, which is located in the heart of the city, Krasnaya Square. It is the oldest building in the Central region of Russia that is still in existence and was constructed between the years of 1152 to 1157. Other churches and monasteries, such as the eighteenth century Vladimirsky Cathedral, St. Daniel Monastery (1508), Church of Trinity (19th century), Church of St. George (18th century) and the Church of the Forty Saints (1775), are all historical sites that should not be missed. The Nicetas Monastery was constructed even before the founding of the city in the year 1010, and the Church of Metropolitan Peter is a masterpiece from 1585. While visiting the Goritsky Monastery, visitors are recommended to enjoy a leisurely stroll through gardens across the road that was established in 1956 and is now home to over five hundred plant species. Engineering enthusiasts will enjoy the Museum of Steam Engines that is located just outside the city, in the small village of Talitsi.

Pereslavl-Zalesskiy is a destination in Russia like no other. From luxury accommodation, stylish restaurants, to ancient buildings and picturesque landscapes, it is a city that is filled with adventure and exploration.


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