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Trinity-Sergius Monastery (Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra)

Sergiyev Posad, Russia (Formerly Zagorsk, Moscow Region)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: Established around 1340, it is one of the greatest and biggest monasteries in Russia.
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

What a beautiful place! If you have some spare time away from Moscow attractions to spend on Sergiyev Posad - it is defo worth an effort. The journey takes 1-1,5 h one way from Yaroslavsky railway station (depending on a chosen train) and costs around 6 pounds both ways. The walk from the train station to the site is approx... More

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Eastchester, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went there with my 5 year old son. The place is crowded: the tourists come by bus-loads! There is not enough benches to sit and the bathrooms smell terrible. My son got bored in 5 minutes so I had to entertain him by buying hand-made toys. They are expensive though: a wooden sword for 15 dollars. The only nice... More

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Suwon, South Korea
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79 reviews 79 reviews
68 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's the most luxury looking monastery around Moscow. Walls are looking as the Great wall in china. Cathedral buildings inside are brilliantly decorated. So beautiful. There is holy spring which is famous in medical effects as it's known. Long line to take holy water into bottle. So famous place near Moscow, everytime full of people. Before Petersburg was built, Moscow... More

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USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We agree with others this a magnificent site, and worth the day trip from Moscow. You can pay a lot for someone to take you there on a tour, or do what we did and take the suburban train from Yaroslavsky Train station (take the Metro line 1 to Komsomolskaya, exit the metro, turn right for 1 long block and... More

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Dallas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We decided to take a day trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow. The trip was super easy--took the train and walked to the monastery. Beautiful Monastery!! Lots of great history and many beautiful photo opps. Remember that women are supposed to have their heads covered and mean cannot wear shorts. It's a beautiful sight to see if you have time... More

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Clinton, Washington
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105 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Not to be missed, this place became a holy site in the 1300s. The lavishly decorated Holy Trinity Cathedral houses the remains of the most revered Saint Sergius. Priests chant at the foot of his relics in 2-hour shifts daily. Often a small choir chants near the south wall as well. The apse with the reliquaries is very interesting, but... More

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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A nice two hour drive towards Yaroslav takes you to this small but picturesque town. We drove on a saturday but that also did not help as we encountered traffic snarls both while going and coming back. The road seems to be under construction for a small stretch outside Moscow...! The Monastery is stunningly beautiful....a true gem to visit if... More

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

You will be fascinated: in spite of all Russian nationalistic and populistic idiosincracies, this is a true gem to visit. The mainsay of the Golden Ring of Russia. It is worth-visiting this year in particular, when the monastery is celebrating the 700 anniversary of the birth of its patron saint, Sergiy from Radonezh.

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Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This Monastery is simple wonderful, I was two times , one in summer and one time in winter with snow blue sky and temperature near -20°, in any case just beauty! Only one suggestion, ask for the restoration work, to avoid seeing only scaffolding.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I was lucky enough to visit this place during Orthodox Christmas. The place is magnificient. A must see.

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