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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra

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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra “In the land of Moscow and all over the world there is no other monastery equal to this one…” - Archdeacon Paul of Aleppa
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Krasnoi Armii ave., Sergiyev Posad 141300, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not a religious person, but I thoroughly love visiting any and all monasteries and churches around the country. This was no exception. Beautifully kept place with a rich history. Short drive from Moscow. Def worth the trip!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BlacqueJacque
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful park with very old and nice cirches and cathedrals inside. There is free entrance. Must visit.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jankoh801
Reviewed October 26, 2018

It is located in the golden Ring. It is an historical place near the Moscow. There are some monasteries - churches. You can drink holy healing water. The churches has very wonderful dome. General it is a peaceful area. In the town - near the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kdeli
Reviewed October 9, 2018

crowded . The rain did not make it any easier to view the churches. Managed to collect a bottle of holy healing water. The Orthodox churches were a repeat of the same themes_ walls and ceilings filled with frescoes and a gorgeous iconostasis at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DLkkkhee
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This is the holy place of Russia. The very spiritual one and a very beautiful one. The spirit is really there all the time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 380_JaroslawK
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra is a monastery located in Sergiyev Posad, a city located in the Golden Ring, an historical place surrounded Moscow. In our travel, we visited some monasteries and for us, it was the most beautiful and interesting one, so I recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We were driven there by a Russian friend who then found a man who was studying at the Monastery to give us a tour. It was incredibly beautiful and very interesting. It was our introduction to Russia, we had just flown in earlier that day,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KatyDe
Reviewed September 21, 2018

We hired a driver and a car to take us to Sergiev Posad to visit The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius monastery. The monastery is really worth the 1.5 hour trip from Moscow. The monastery is really large and there is a park like area...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GranddaddyDom
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius is an exquisite example of Russian Orthodox architecture in the Moscow hinterlands. I would highly recommend this destination for anyone interested in history and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One can easily spend a full day here taking in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The monastery is quite a complex with multiple churches, dormitories, and other buildings and it is beautiful. Buildings are painted in gorgeous colors, some trimmed in white others with beautiful painted designs. They are topped with towers, gold guilded onion domes, wooden carved shingles and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from wwbusch | Reviewed this property |
if you arrive at the airport at 07:30 pm and need to be back at the airport at 10:30 pm (so your flight will leave ar 00:30am next day??) its still not enough time do do anything... you have to do immigration, take your... More
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There is an official ticket office - easy to see and find. Sounds like that is where the security guard sent you so it sounds fine. Locals of course go in and out free of charge. Quite ridiculous to believe a guard is... More
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