The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Sergiyev Posad

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Take an easy day trip from Moscow to visit The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church. Home to more than 300 monks, the monastery is said to be the most important in Russia. Founded in 1345, the Orthodox complex developed between the 14th and 18th centuries. Get in line for your turn to feel the healing effects of the holy water. Savor fresh bread straight from the monastery bakery, and try kvas--a traditional Russian drink. Arrange your visit to The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sergiyev Posad using our Sergiyev Posad tour itinerary builder website.
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  • One of the highlights of our trip to Russia, (my wife’s and myself, her sister, and my brother in law) was without any doubt our trip to the Golden Ring and especially to The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius....  more
    One of the highlights of our trip to Russia, (my wife’s and myself, her sister, and my brother in law) was without any doubt our trip to the Golden Ring and especially to The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius....  more »
  • I have seen several places in the Golden Ring, and I can say categorically that this huge complex of churches and other buildings is the single best thing to see! If you have at least ONE day to... 
    I have seen several places in the Golden Ring, and I can say categorically that this huge complex of churches and other buildings is the single best thing to see! If you have at least ONE day to...  more »
  • Wide variety of impressive churches. Ikons and wall murals are detailed and profoundly beautiful. Can be crowded on weekends or significant religious events (especially the building that contains... 
    Wide variety of impressive churches. Ikons and wall murals are detailed and profoundly beautiful. Can be crowded on weekends or significant religious events (especially the building that contains...  more »
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  • Visited here in September, 2014. This unbelievably colorful abbey (or cathedral?) is the center of the area called "Sergiyev Posad". According to what I have googled, this abbey is like a symbol of Russian Orthodox Church. You can go there by train from a station in Moscow, taking about 1 hour. It's long a little bit, but you don't have to change a train on the way, so it might be just a great chance to see beautiful sceneries of the Moscow suburb from a train window. Personally I guess those who haven't been to Russia can never imagine this country really likes something colorful, especially churches and palace, but it is not the case. Once you have come here, sort of stereotype in your mind would be changed.
  • An amazing place with such beauty not to be missed. It is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, and currently is home to over 300 monks.
  • Point of interest not to be missed. Great site for photography and sightseeing with rich historical and religious interest. We happened to witness numerous members replacing another singing choir in very lovely high pitch voices at a significant event in the chapel.
  • Свято-Троицкая Сергиева Лавра. Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra. A historical legacy of the historical development of the orthodox church in Russia, The building is shaped like a broad fortress and inside there are several buildings such as churches, monasteries and other buildings. In this place, you will find a lot of priests coming in and out between the prayer hall and the dormitory. When you enter the church complex you will see a magnificent gate with various paintings on the ceiling. The thick walls which partly start to peel with age but are maintained and well cared for. Besides being actively used as a place of worship, this place is also a museum. If you have free time you can stop by on the left side of the entrance there is a cafe run by a church that sells typical Russian food and according to the menu, all foods sold there are also menus of priests and residents of the monastery. Inside the area, you can find several shops selling various souvenirs, complete from key chains and simple magnets to beautiful and expensive icons. If you like jewelry and crystal work you can also buy it there. If you feel hungry around there is a bread shop, cafe and fresh fruit seller in the area.
  • Beautiful place with reach Russian history. Spiritual centre of Russia

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