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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra

Sergiyev Posad 141300, Russia
+7 496 547-36-45
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Established around 1340, it is one of the greatest and biggest monasteries in Russia.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sergiyev Posad 141300, Russia
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"day trip"
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"russian orthodox"
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"golden ring"
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"bread"
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"hour drive"
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"suburban train"
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"small town"
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"holy water"
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"express train"
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"holy trinity"
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"short walk"
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"an amazing place"
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"pilgrimage site"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Light snowfall very knowledgeable guide historical monastery a perfect setting to spend an afternoon that too on Easter.

Thank yesarar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an excursion from Moscow to Sergiev Posad. The ride took about an hour and a half in the morning. Upon arrival, we met a lovely young woman who was to be our guide. The operation appears to be very organized. The monastery is...More

Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am totally mesmerized with this place. The architecture are so beautiful, including the interiors. Even though it was more crowded on that day I visited due to religious holiday, the crowd are manageable. A great place to also sit around the compound to enjoy...More

Thank Ros24Dec
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the monastery is one if two major monasteries in russia (Lavra) and a must see. take the personal tour which you can order for round about 1500 roubles. It takes two hours and is worth every rouble! you should go early in the morning or...More

Thank wwbusch
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I had the privilege of visiting the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius on New Year’s Eve of 2017 with a tour guide to explain the details and sketch the historic background. This truly remarkable sacred site is well worth a visit. It is the most...More

3  Thank Coenraad L
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This surprised us. It was by far the most unique and special religious place we visited on our Russian trip. The places of worship were each different and worth a walk through, with truly breath taking scenery. The town itself also ha s lovely feel...More

1  Thank Andrew Y
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Often called the Vatican of Russian orthodoxy, has a fascinating history and spectacular site. Not to be missed in any trip to Moscow. If the history of Russia is told by its church, here so much is learnt. Magnificent buildings and a strong spirituality. Great...More

2  Thank John H
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We bought the 9.20 am express train tickets on the English website of the Russian train (rzd ru website) from Moscow Yaroslavskaya Station to Sergiev Posad Station. Tickets were only available minimum 10 days in advance. The price was 278 roubles one way for the...More

3  Thank souffle00
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Visit amazing churches and take wonderful photographs. Best in early morning. Avoid those busloads of packaged tourists. When we where about to leave, 3 busloads of Chinese tourists showed up .... Visiting time is about 3 hours.

Thank 232stephana
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is the center of the Orthodox faith, and Russia's most important pilgrimage site. The paintings and colorful environment makes this a well worth side trip from Moscow.

Thank clairmontjeff
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johnshum
13 April 2018|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
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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Eunice S
19 October 2017|
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Response from janewinkler | Reviewed this property |
I think if you contact the monastery directly via email, they can tell you their schedule: This site will not allow me to post the email address. Just google it (Sergiev Posad monastery). Good luck!
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68patA
9 June 2015|
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Response from Nik G |
Можно ехать самостоятельно на автобусе №388. Он отправляется от метро ВДНХ. Отправляется каждые 30 минут. Но, возможны пробки на пути. Лучше ехать на поезде от Ярославского вокзала. Время в пути 40 минут. На посещение Лавры... More
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