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

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Trinity-Sergius Monastery (Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra) and many more Sergiyev Posad attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sergiyev Posad family vacation planner.
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  • Visited as part of a tour. Unsure of entry fees. The Holy Trinity Monastery is a walled community with several churches , one dating back to 1423 (The Holy Trinity Cathedral) area contains some unique...  more »
  • Very beautiful monastery with many Orthodox Christianity churches and their recognizable domes and stunning architecture. Entered one of the churches (can't remember which one) when a choir of 3 ladie...  more »
  • I am not religious at all, but this place was breathtaking. I took a guided tour with Julia, who gave me a lot of historical and spiritual backgrounds. The monastery is huge, unfortunately also crowde...  more »
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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.