From the perspective of an atheist tourist, the monastery offers a close look at the Eastern Orthodox. The choir's singing is a highlight.
About Trinity-Sergius Monastery (Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra)
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This majestic monastery complex is strongly connected with Russian history (the oldest church from 15th century). Even if you are not a devoted (Orthodox) Christian, you will admire the beauty and splendor of the churches architecture, domes, icons… Yet, do not expect calmness and immersion...More
Trinity-Sergius Monastery should be rated to be the best tourist spot among Golden Ring cities. It is not far from Moscow but bear in mind that huge crowds found therein could not be avoided. The museum, bell tower, iconostasis, chapels, monks and the color-domed Cathedrals...More
Went with a tour group (18 people). Having a guide is recommended who filled us I on the history and detail of the impressive site and range of churches and buildings. Was there 10:00 am to 13:00. Very overcrowded with tour groups. Noisy, push and...More
This large monastery complex is off the beaten path, but not unknown by tourist groups. This is a place that reminds you of old Russia with a courtyard filled with postcard photo opportunities. Bright and colorful, but very old as it was founded in 1345...More
One of the cities of the Golden Ring! St. Serguiev monatery! Beautiful complex of churches, the great bell tower, the Dormition Cathedral, the iconostasis, the museum, the refectory, the monks doing the things themselves, etc. A place to be visited!!!!!!
It is like a little town and you can walk inside. It was full of people preying and atmosphere was very religious. Everywhere the buildings where full of painting and even if you have a week you can not see all of them. It was...More
is a good day trip away from Moscow and very easy to get to by train. I have read many reviews which said that is free to get in but have to pay to take photos. However, from what I had experienced, it is necessary...More
A practicing Russian orthodox monastery with lots of history. We went with a guided tour and well forth the efforts. There are a number of churches on site and openings are rotated on a daily basis. The interior of the churches is beautiful with gold...More