Aleksandrovskaya Sloboda. Pervushina Manor, the place where the history of merchants is recreated.. Michael Archangelsk Monastery. Pereyaslavl-Zalessky Historical Center. Red Square. Cathedral of the Saviour Transfiguration. .

From the ninth century to the present day.

Three ancient cities of Russia are waiting for you: Alexandrov, Yuriev-Polsky and Pereyaslavl-Zalessky. Alexanderov in XVI century was actual capital of the state: Ivan Terrible lived here, from here he acted in campaigns to Tver and Novgorod, tortured in dungeons of numerous prisoners. Yuriev-Polsky is worth visiting for those who are interested in pre-Mongolian Russian architecture and history. And Pereyaslavl-Zalessky was founded by Yury Dolgoruky, prince Alexander Nevsky was born here, also the city was often visited by monarchs, and Peter I made the city the cradle of Russian military fleet.

From the ninth century to the present day.

1 day itinerary by Anna Semochkina - History and Culture -

Road Trip Categories: History and Culture

Day 1: Historical Cities of Ancient Russia


Three different cities and 300 km of road are waiting for you, the first point will be Alexandrov, where everything is connected with Ivan the Terrible. Then your way is to Yuriev Polsky, a remarkably preserved small town, which was captured by False Dmitry in the 12th century and completely burned down by Poles in the 18th century. And at last you'll finish your journey in Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, a breathtaking history - one of the original cities of the Golden ring of Russia where almost all constructions of the antiquity are preserved.
Visiting: Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy, Aleksandrov, Yur'yev-Pol'skiy, Sergiyev Posad, Skoropuskovskiy, Mayak