Trinity-Sergius Monastery (Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra), Sergiyev Posad

Take an easy day trip from Moscow to visit Trinity-Sergius Monastery (Troitse-Sergiyeva 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 Trinity-Sergius Monastery (Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sergiyev Posad using our Sergiyev Posad tour itinerary builder website .
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  • This is the head of the russian orthodox church and it is a beautiful spiritual place to visit . You are requested to cover your hair ( for females ) as it is a monastery. It is also very beautiful an...  more »
  • The Sergiyev Posad lavra is a sacred place and a monastery of the christian orthodox religion and is also a part of the golden ring , it a very very informative orientation walking tour which is heade...  more »
  • Finally got to the last point of our two-day journey. Talk about the more t describe Lavra her, it makes no sense. This is a must see! Advice-come here as soon as possible. To 11:00 am, people were at the demonstration as per cent of 50 Chinese group tourists. Seen in Moscow had breakfast and went here. Admission is free everywhere. But there are queues: the relics of St. Sergius and water sources. Visit this holy place and you will not regret.
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  • 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.
  • Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is an amazing monastery with many beautiful orthodox churches in various styles. The most famous and outstanding is Assumption Cathedral, with blue and golden roofs, that can be also seen from the bell tower. I definitely recommend the one day trip to this place when you're in Moscow.
  • Racist church! why? because if you have a face of "foreigners", especially if you are asian, you will be asked by a man (without any official identification document) to buy a ticket at the office opposite to the entrance. Why is it racist? Well, the man at the entrance does not check the ticket of everyone, he let go the majority of the people without asking them to buy a ticket and there is no formal ticket control mechanisms. The man just randomly picks you up and asks you to buy a ticket. Kudos!
  • This is very good place! It so beautiful!
  • It is a spiritual place for worship and theological training of priests. The Cathedrals are well decorated and are beautiful. Very crowded with visitors.

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