Pereslavl-Zalessky - the birthplace of Russian hero Aleksandr Nevsky - stands on the oval-shaped Lake Plescheevo and with six monasteries and the earthen mounds of its former kremlin is a popular destination on the Golden Ring. It is possible to visit the city as a day trip from Moscow.
Name in Russian
City-municipality and administrative centre of the Pereslavl District of the Yaroslavl Region
On Lake Plescheevo where River Trubezh flows into it
125km south-west from Yaroslavl, 140km north-east of Moscow
40,283 people (2014)
1152 by Yuri Dolgoruky
Golden Ring City