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Botik museum Review

Pereslavl-Zalessky was the birthplace of the Russian navy. The Botik museum, 3 km (2 miles) outside of town, houses the only remaining boat of the more than 100 Peter the Great built for the fleet he sailed on Lake Pleshcheyevo. The botik, a small sailboat, usually single-mast, is often called the grandfather of the Russian fleet. The museum also displays several naval guns, a triumphal arch, and a monument to Peter the Great. To get to the museum, take a taxi or a bus from the bus station.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Near Veslevo village, Pereslavl-Zalessky, 152020
  • Phone: 485/356–2116
  • Cost: 150R
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–5; closed last Thurs. of month
  • Website:
  • Location: Pereslavl-Zalessky
Updated: 06-24-2013

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