Church of St. Peter the Metropolitan, built in 1585
The Church of St. Peter the Metropolitan is located in the historical center of Pereslavl, in proximity to the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior. A legend says that the site of the church witnessed the trial and acquittal of metropolitan Peter by the Pereslavl Synod in 1310. Originally the church was built of wood and only in 1584 the construction of a stone church of the same name was financed by Ivan the Terrible. The Church of St. Peter the Metropolitan is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of the town. Three sides of its elegant tented roof are circled by an open walking gallery. The stepped rising arches augment the decorative look of the church. The church is one of the latest constructions of the classic period of ancient Russia’s architecture.