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Red Square

The Red Square is the heart of the ancient Pereslavl. Here one can see several ancient churches: Savior Transfiguration Cathedral, Vladimirsky Cathedral, Church of Alexander Nevsky, and the Church of Peter the Metropolitan.

Here, in 1152, Yuriy Dolgorukiy laid down «...the stone church of the Holy Savior...» The white stone Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior was intended for the needs of the Prince’s court and garrison. Its summoning bell used to ring to call the people of Pereslavl for gatherings in times of celebration or trouble. The story claims that the Square was the building site for the Prince’s 2-3 storied wooden palace connected with the church loft by means of a long gallery. Many Pereslavl princes were born and christened there, including the famous Alexander Nevskiy (born 1220). The monument in honor of the famous townsman was placed on the Red Square in the middle of the 20th century (by S. Orlov). The Red Square ensemble – the open-air museum – includes the near-by 16th century church of Church of St. Peter the Metropolitan and the remains of the Nativity and Purification of the Mother of God Monastery