If you don't know how to spend your day off I suggest to go to the largest Old Russian town near Moscow - Pereslavl-Zalessky. We will walk around the most beautiful sights of the city, see the oldest cathedrals, monasteries and learn its history, and in the afternoon we will spend on the shore of Lake Plescheyevo surrounded by extraordinary natural beauties! It will be interesting, join us!
We will walk through the town centre and visit the Red Square, we will see the most ancient and unique cathedrals. Later we will learn why Pereslavl-Zalessky is considered the birthplace of Alexander Nevsky, we will relax on the shore of Lake Pleshcheevo.
Let's hit the road! To feel more confident on the road, come to the filling station "Gazpromneft" - refuel with quality fuel to full, inflate the tires, fill the washbasin and take coffee with healthy snacks! Cool emotions from the trip!
Our acquaintance with the city of Pereslavl-Zalessky I suggest to begin with its heart - the Red Square which today is an open-air museum. Here you can walk around and see the church and the monument to Alexander Nevsky, Vladimirskiy Cathedral, which was erected in the XVIII century and much more!
The main attraction and pride of the city is the Savior Transfiguration Cathedral, which is located in the historical center. It was founded in 1152 by Yuri Dolgoruky and is the only surviving of the first five white stone temples in Northeast Russia. Many princes, including Alexander Nevsky, were baptized in the cathedral.
Not far from the historical center, there is another unique object - Goritsky Uspensky Monastery. While visiting the monastery complex, we will see the Passage of the Holy Gates under St. Nicholas Church, the white-stone Church of All Saints, the Refectory Chamber built in the 17th century. If you wish, you can go up to the monastery's observation deck, which offers a magnificent view of the city.
It's time to regain your strength and have a good meal in an unusual restaurant Fish Herberg! The restaurant is decorated in Dutch style, and the main dish is a unique freshwater herring - vendace, which in Russia was called the Tsar's herring.
After a delicious dinner I suggest to visit a small but interesting museum "The Bottle of Peter the Great". It is the oldest provincial museum in Russia, founded in 1803. There is a unique monument of Russian military shipbuilding - Petrovsky bot "Fortuna" and other interesting exhibits.
After the cultural part of our route I suggest to have a rest in the National Park "Plescheevo Lake" - near one of the largest and most picturesque reservoirs of Central Russia. There is a well-thought-out infrastructure: guest houses, barbecue areas and equipped descents to the water.
On the territory of Lake Plescheyevo there is a local curiosity - Sin-rock. It weighs more than 12 tons, and all attempts by the Orthodox Church to bury or drown it ended in failure and it appeared again in the same place. Old-timers even today believe that the Xin Stone makes dreams come true, so make sure you make your most cherished wish here!
On the way home, I suggest having dinner at the Sergiev Posad restaurant "Russian Yard". The interior of the restaurant is made in the style of late classicism, and the menu offers an abundance of dishes of Russian cuisine - roasting dumplings and dumplings, wheat pancakes with red caviar and much more!