This ancient city of the Golden Ring, located on the bank of Pleshcheyevo Lake between Moscow and Yaroslavl, was founded in 1152 by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky. This historical figure, also the founder of Moscow and other Golden Ring cities, moved the capital of Russia from Kiev to this region. The city soon grew in importance due to its strategic location and was a cradle to numerous key figures in Russian history, such as Alexander Nevsky, who was born in Pereslavl-Zalessky, and Peter the Great, who spent a large part of his childhood here. It was on Pleshcheyevo Lake where Peter the Great constructed a scale model of what would later become the first Russian fleet. The city is very impressive, both for its natural scenery and its architecture: beautiful wooden houses near the lake that attract numerous painters and artists, an ancient fortress located at the top of the hill, and numerous monasteries.
Panoramic tour of Pereslavl-Zalessky. We will admire the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, established concurrently with the founding of the city, as well as some of the numerous monasteries dating back to the 11th century: the Troitse-Danilov, Nikitsky, Feodorovsky, and Goritsky monasteries.