The Pereslavl Zalessky was founded in 1152 by prince Yuri Dolgorukiy, who had founded Moscow five years before. Alexander Nevskiy was born Pereslavl Zalessky in 1220. 

It is situated on the bank of Pleshcheyevo Lake. It is a large and rather uncommon lake, where you can go as far as 50 meters from the bank, and you may be only waist-deep in water. It was on this lake that Peter I built his first war ships preparing for the war with Sweden. Now, his first ship is in the museum «Little Boat of Peter the Great». 

There are many churches and monasteries in Pereslavl Zalessky but contrarily to Suzdal and Rostov, where they are concentrated on the small territory, here they are dispersed all over the town. The most important monasteries of the town, located near the lake are Nikitsky, Goritsky and Nikolsky. Totally there are 5 monasteries in this small town.

Beside the remains of old city walls there is rather interesting Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral. This small church was built in northern style in 1152.

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The monument to Alexander Nevsky in front of the Transfiguration Cathedral built on the site of the prince`s chambers where he was born
Transfiguration Cathedral and domes of chirches in Red Square
Landscapes of different continents in the Arboretum Garden in Pereslavl-Zalessky
Herbalist`s House in the Dendrological Garden of Pereslavl
The earthen rampart (on the right) and the inner part of the pagan settlement of Kleshchin in Pereslavl-Zalessky
The outer side of the earthen rampart of the pagan settlement of Kleshchin in Pereslavl-Zalessky
The original boat «Fortune» from the funny fleet of Peter the Great
The Dormition (Assumption) Cathedral and the Church of All Saints at the Goritsky Monastery
The magnificent iconostasis with wood carving performed by the Moscow artel of Yakov Zhukov
Walking alleys at the Botik of Peter the Great Museum Estate
The Church of the Forty martyrs of Sebaste on the shore of Pleshcheyevo lake
The golden domes of St. Nicholas Cathedral at St. Nicholas Convent of Pereslavl-Zalessky
The restored Cathedral of St. Nicholas in the Nikolsky Monastery of Pereslavl-Zalessky
The Cathedral of St. Nikita (1561) built by the order of Ivan the Terrible
The Church of the Praising of the Blessed Virgin with a refectory at the Holy Trinity Danilov Monastery
The Blue Stone on the eastern shore of Lake Pleshcheevo
The monument of Peter I on the shore of Lake Pleshcheevo 
Sunset over Lake Pleshcheevo in Pereslavl-Zalessky
Cathedrals and churches of the Holy Trinity Danilov Monastery
The Holy Gate with the Gate Church of Peter and Paul
The new nun`s cell building (17 century) at St. Theodore Convent
St. Nikita`s Monastery as viewed from the Kleshchin`s gorodishche
The Church of Alexander Nevsky and the Cathedral of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God on Red Square of Pereslavl-Zalesky