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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  • Place attractive both for religious travelers and tourists interested in history and architecture. Recommend to get to all corners of the monastery, where allowed to go. There are some very notable artifacts, not less interesting than in crowded places. Also do not forget to go inside the temples. Walls and ceilings are painted with beautiful frescoes in them.
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  • 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 »
  • A beautiful bell tower area, with the largest Bell, Trinity Cathedral the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh, a beautiful Cathedral of the Dormition refectory. With pleasure saw absolutely everything and you recommend. But the place is very touristic, people crowd, with parking. In the pilgrimage centre of a toilet, refectory and souvenirs.
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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.