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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  • I am not a religious person, but I pokorobil marketing pipeline, arranged in the Lavra. Above the entrances of almost every structure there are signs "shop". All calls: buy, buy, buy! Good would be if the goods were only church. But for the sake of benefits are offered: dolls, magnets and keyrings, kichevye souvenirs, jewelry, jewellery, cosmetics, figurines, aljapistye eggs "Faberge" fake antique coins, tea and sweets. In the chapel with tidy source ad: "When you exit, turn right and climb the Tower stairs". Anyone who wishes to see the Monastery above is in the Bell Tower, but on the ground floor (shop there too) investigates: ascent to the top is forbidden, and ad need to buy here empty bottles for water. Ready to admit that people vocerkovlennye, tuning in spiritual perception, do not pay attention to it, but the laity go out of Laurels, as from a supermarket. My opinion is absolutely subjective.
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  • They arrived by car. Travelling from Moscow not on Jaroslavka and on Dmitrovskomu Highway, then turned on the Sergiyev Posad. Inexpensive parking near the Trinity Sergius Lavra, then 5 minutes on foot. Ordered the Guide pretty quickly. With us were our relatives with children 12-15 years and friends from Spain. Excursion very much: a lot of interesting historical information, the guide is quite competent. The place is certainly not the most ancient (if to compare with the Antiquities of Italy or Israel). But it is an important place for the understanding of the history and culture of Russia. Struck the ancient icons are not in the interiors of the Museum, and where they should be-in the temples. This place exudes a special spiritual power, clearness sublime mood (I have enough for a whole month). Dined at the restaurant 10 minutes on foot from the monastery. Decent lunch yummy but not cheap. Although the order was great. On the trip have spent the whole day. It was a good day.
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  • So far at the remembrance of his visit to Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra I feel pleasant excitement. The heart begins to beat uchashhjonno. Some bright and strong energy awakens in me tears cleanse ... It is a holy place works wonders even at a distance, even after time. THANK YOU, LAUREL! Thank you Lord, that give me such a possibility of permanent spiritual healing!
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