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Ples | Плес


Ples was founded in 1410 by Prince Vasily the First as a fortress on the Volga, protecting Moscow and Volga towns. The history of the town, however, started long before this: according to legend, the ancient town Chuvil once stood here. And, indeed, many archeological digs in the area of contemporary Ples uncovered remains of civilisation, including pottery dishes and iron knives, sickles, and various decorations. The remains were dated back as early as the ninth century.

Near the end of the eighteenth century Ples was no longer a center of military activity, and the fortresses were no longer restored. Instead, in 1699, a stone cathedral was built where the fortresses once stood. Ples’s convenient economic position soon attracted mechants and manufacturers, and in 1778 the town became the center of the region. Among its various industries, the town also provided the tsar with fish.

By the end of the nineteenth century Ples’s natural beauty attracted a new industry, tourism, and many famous painters, including Repin and Levitan, came to work here. It is still a draw for tourists from Moscow and Moscow


Levitan Museum
Landscape Museum
Medieval Family Museum-Complex
Holy Spring
Alekseev and Milovka Estates

Places to stay and eat

Sobornaya Sloboda. Rather expensive but nice-looking hotel in the middle of town. Rooms around 5000R/night. Address: 6/2 Lunacharsky Street.

Pension Rus. A modern hotel on the banks of the Volga. Address: 90 Lenin Street, T: (09339)4-34-46.

As far as dining goes, there is a bar and a dining room, both on Ulitsa Sovetskaya.

How to get there

You can take a bus from Moscow bus station (Shelkovskoe shosse75/2), it departs two times a day at 11:15 and 18:50.

We offer trips to apartments in Moscow in both the winter and the summer. To inquire, please contact us

Our Moscow hotels are competitively priced to give our customers the most for their money. Please browse our wide selection of discount Moscow hotels to learn more

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