In Pereslav-Zalessky, I have been repeatedly. The last time we came to the festival Movement, but since the weather was bad, we decided to see the city itself, as well as look at a couple of museums and the arboretum.
It is better to go to Pereslavl for a couple of days, or at least for a day, especially if you go not from Moscow, but from a farther city. Otherwise, without spending the night it will be hard to do everything. Here is my post - A selection of cheap hotels with a good rating and reviews, among which I chose where to stay. And I chose in my opinion one of the best options in the city.
The content of the article
- 1 Author's excursions
- 2 What to see in Pereslavl independently
- 3 Our walk around Pereslavl-Zalessky
- 4 attractions Map
For those who want to save preparation timefor the trip and to dive more fully into the atmosphere and history of the city, I would recommend using the services of a private guide in Pereslavl-Zalessky. In my opinion, individual tours are much more interesting than organized tours with their large number of people and a hackneyed program. Especially with a private guide, you can always agree on the time and day you prefer.
Look below, selected author's excursions, a little, but high-quality.
Excursions in Pereslavl
What to see in Pereslavl independently
Boat Peter I
Museum-Estate "Boat of Peter I" is located in the villageVeskovo, on Mount Gremyach, 4 km from Pereslavl-Zalessky. The main exhibit of the museum and one of the symbols of Pereslavl-Zalessky is the “Fortune” bot, the only one of the entire amusement fleet of Peter the Great that has survived to our days. The first museum in this place was founded in 1803, later the Vladimir nobility redeemed the Veskov estate in public ownership, and in 1850 the grand dukes Nikolai and Mikhail Romanov, near the place where the bot was kept, laid a monument to Peter I. Then on the hill with a beautiful A rotunda, a triumphal arch and the White Palace were built overlooking the lake. In 1913, Nicholas II visited the museum-estate. For his arrival, a belvedere and a pier were built on the shore of Lake Pleshcheyevo, opposite the Gremyach hill. Now the manor looks a bit neglected. Walking around the territory of the museum-estate will be more interesting as part of the tour. The entrance ticket to the boat costs 50 rubles, to the park - 20 rubles.
"Blue", or rather dark gray bigthe boulder is located on the shore of Lake Pleshcheyevo, a few kilometers from Pereslavl-Zalessky. From the Blue-stone offers a beautiful panoramic view of the lake. Now it is the territory of the architectural monument "Kleschinsky complex", and for the passage to the stone charge a fee of 50 rubles. As scientists say, the Blue Stone is gradually sinking into the ground. Legends say that the stone has miraculous properties. If you stand on it, you can heal from various diseases, including infertility. People, as in pagan times, hoping for the fulfillment of their cherished desire, carry offerings to the magic stone - flowers, coins, ribbons. Local residents, for their part, are also trying: next to the stone there is not only a cash desk, but also souvenir shops where you can buy, for example, a ribbon and then tie it, in a specially designated place, so that the desire will come true as soon as possible. But for me the usual stone.
Nearby, 300 meters away, is Alexandrova Gora, it is easy to find, it is marked by a wooden cross. From there, the views are much better than stone.
Nikitsky monastery located onnorthern outskirts of the city, near Lake Pleshcheyevo. This is the most ancient monastery of Pereslavl-Zalessky. Historians say it was founded around 1010g. The monastery became known thanks to the name of the Pereslavl saint - Nikita the Stylite. Currently, his monastery stores relics and iron chains. All the old monastic buildings were wooden and have not reached our days. The heyday of the monastery fell on the reign of Tsar Ivan the Terrible. On his orders, new buildings and walls with towers began to be erected. After the Soviet years of oblivion, the monastery was reopened in 1993. Now it is a functioning monastery. The territory of the monastery is clean and well-kept, there is a source with a font. In the refectory they sell delicious monastic kvass, and in the shop at the monastery - smoked whitefish from Pleshcheyeva Lake and delicious monastic pastries.
According to the creators, the Russian park should bea place where samples of Russian life and culture will be collected, a place for family recreation where adults and children can get acquainted with the many-sided and original culture of Russia. In the park you can see wooden houses with interior painting, the museum “Russian fashion, style and atmosphere of the XIX century”, the museum of Russian fun “Petrushka”. In addition to museums, in the park you can walk along the alleys of Russian architecture, fonts and paintings. There are also museums where you can taste kvass and Russian tea. In the tavern "Ryapushka" serves traditional Russian cuisine, cooked in a real Russian oven. In total, there are 7 museums in the park, and many different venues. For 200 rubles you can be photographed in a suit of the 18-19 century, and for children there is a playroom, a contact mini-zoo, horseback riding and pony. From Wednesday to Sunday, a dramatized historical performance entitled “Landing a Horse of Prince Alexander Nevsky” is held on the territory of the complex. According to reviews, the park has not completed everything yet, so the project looks “damp”.
The museum is located about 15 km fromPereslavl-Zalessky, on the basis of the depot of the railway branch, which remained from the former peat narrow-gauge railway. The two-kilometer railway line leads from the village of Talitsy into the depths of the forest. The museum was created in 1990, here is a collection of locomotives, cars, railway equipment XIX - mid XX century. All these years the museum has been slowly developing; exhibitions are organized, equipment is being restored, new exhibits are being searched for and purchased. Those interested can ride a trolley, and if they are lucky, they can look into the lineman’s room or climb inside the engine. The cost of visiting the museum - 150 rubles. The same cost and riding a trolley. You can walk on the museum grounds on your own, but it will be much more interesting with a guided tour. More about the museum of steam locomotives.
The Iron Museum is in the center.Pereslavl-Zalessky, next to the Transfiguration Cathedral. The museum building is a former merchant mansion, which was purchased and restored by businessman Andrey Vorobyov. In 2002, a museum was opened here. On the first floor of the building is a souvenir shop, where various items on the subject of iron or even one of the old copies are presented. The second floor is a collection of irons, numbering about 200 copies. True, they have no relation to the history of Pereslavl-Zalessky. There is also a small exposition of objects of urban and rural life. A tour of the museum is included in the ticket price. Due to the involvement of visitors in the process, easy and relaxed manner of presentation, a short 10-minute tour is easily perceived and leaves a pleasant impression of the museum. Several times a year, the Iron Festival is held in the museum, during which visitors can experience any iron in action. More about the Iron Museum.
Museum of tricks and ingenuity
The museum occupies one not very large room withmap of Pereslavl-Zalessky on the floor. Earlier this exposition was called the Museum of Crafts. During the tour, you can see the peasant household items (furniture, utensils, tools), tools and equipment of folk crafts, find out how to peel apples or wash clothes, how to roll felt boots or remove bones from cherries. The guide briefly tells about the main exhibits and their purpose. The price of a ticket to the museum is 100 rubles, the tour is included in the price.
Kettle Museum's colorful wooden houselocated in the village of Veskovo, near the shore of Lake Pleshcheyevo. The museum is private, founded in 2003 by entrepreneurs Andrey Vorobyov (he also founded the Iron Museum) and Dmitry Nikishkin. In the museum's collection are many copper, porcelain, and other teapots of various shapes and sizes, as well as old household utensils and everything that accompanied tea drinking, from sugar bowls to candy boxes. With love, the restored Russian stove and immersion into the world of the traditions of Russian tea-drinking makes the atmosphere of the museum warm and inviting. Thanks to an interesting and exciting excursion, the museum becomes almost interactive and charges you with a good mood for the whole day. It will be interesting to both adults and children. The cost of an adult ticket is 120 rubles.
Money Museum is located near the Plescheev coastthe lake, in the village of Veskovo, opposite the Kettle Museum. It opened in early 2010, and is located in a new brick mansion. The exposition was created by the owner of the museum, entrepreneur Alexander Altunin, on the basis of his personal collection, which he collected for several decades. The entrance ticket, which includes a tour, costs 100 rubles. The museum presents coins of ancient Greece, Byzantium, Medieval Europe, pre-Peter Russia, Tsarist Russia, as well as coins, banknotes and securities of the 20th century. At the entrance to the museum is a small collection of Soviet toys. In the museum you can not only see old coins, but also touch some of them, as well as buy your favorite coin from the souvenir shop.
The Radio Museum is directly opposite.Goritsky Assumption Monastery, in a new two-story brick mansion, which was built by entrepreneur Gennady Semenov for his personal collection of various radio engineering devices, which served as the basis of the museum exhibition. The museum opened in 2013. The entrance ticket costs 150 rubles. The permanent exhibition of the museum introduces lamp radios of the mid-20th century, both Soviet and foreign. You can also see the workplace of radio mechanics, cinema equipment, the first tape recorders and televisions of the USSR. All radio equipment in working condition, so that visitors have the opportunity with their help to travel back in time, having heard the long-forgotten sounds of the old radio.
Pereslavl dendrological garden named after S.F. Kharitonov is the name for this rather large and quiet park within the city. In the garden there are playgrounds, shady avenues, wooden sculptures of fabulous animals. The garden is beautiful in spring, summer and autumn, you can always find flowering plants or berries. Both adults and children will be pleased to walk here, to look at the diversity of flora of different climatic zones of Russia. It is more interesting to do this, of course, with a guide who can tell in detail about each specimen and its features. Read more about arboretum.
Our walk around Pereslavl-Zalessky
The city is quite small and most of itoccupies the private sector, you will not see here high-rises and skyscrapers. The population of 40 thousand people, located 140 km from Moscow, is included in the Golden Ring. According to Wikipedia, about 300 thousand people a year visit the city. Perhaps this is why tourist prices are here.
We did not set out to go around the whole city,the weather was more windy and cold, and we were dressed for the summer. The city did not make any special impressions, everything is typical of a small city: shabby houses, bad roads, desolation. In my opinion, it is worth going here primarily for nature, one Plescheevo lake, which is worth it. But there are plenty of tourist attractions, though, they are of local interest. So there is something to see in a couple of days. Below I will list.
Hotel Victoria Plaza:
Museum of history and ingenuity:
Alexander Nevsky Church:
Boat of Peter:
The Church of the Forty Martyrs and the view:
Viewpoint on Aleksandrova Mountain: