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Moscow Compound of the Holy Trinity and St. Sergius Lavra

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4 Sep 2018
“Truly Amazing Concentration of Beautiful Structures”
28 Aug 2018
“Beautiful Monastery!”
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Troitskiy 2-I Lane, 6/9, Moscow 129090, Russia
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

This monastery is one of the largest in Russia. It was founded in the 14th century and is home to more than 300 monks today. Many of them were walking around when we visited. It is called the Sergiev Posad monastery today. The buildings are...More

Thank AmandaOldRog
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Initially we were not pleased as we realized our tour was taking us on a long drive outside of Moscow (that involved moving at a snails pace through major traffic). However, I must confess the sight of these gorgeous structures outside of the hustle &...More

Thank Darlene F
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The small territory of this Lavra accommodates ten Catbedrals including the amazing trinity Cathedral that was built in the 15th century and holds the shrine with the relics of St. Sergius. It happened that we were there on a Sunday and was amazed by hundreds...More

Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This is the largest monastery and most important church in the Russian Orthodox religion ... and it’s beautiful. Buildings in pink, green, blue and gold. Our local guide Antoine started us at a little workshop where painted hand-made traditional Russian whistles for our grandchildren. The...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is one of the largest monasteries and center of Russian Orthodoxy established in the 14th century. The churches and architecture are beautiful with many onion domes. Inside the churches you can see many Russian icons, absolutely beautiful. If you have a chance don't miss...More

1  Thank 605harry
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The compound is large and has several cathedrals and associated buildings. Very religious and historical. Even in icy cold winter the place is filled with tourists. The compound is white with snow in winter but one could see many pigeons even at sub-zero temperature. There...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2016

One of the most spiritual sites in Russia , Its an easy day trip from Moscow. The spiritual centre of Russian Orthodoxy , it is a mystical place , very moving . Still an active religious centre , dating from the early 15th century ....More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 4 October 2015

The guide books say to take an express train - please consider taking an ordinary suburban one instead. These are more frequent and have hidden charm. The seats are very hard though! You board at the Yaroslavskii station in Moscow. Once aboard you will be...More

1  Thank John N
Reviewed 1 September 2015

this is a big monastery next to a big cemetery. restoration is underway. worth visiting if some spare time left

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Russian: Тро́ице-Се́ргиева Ла́вра) is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, about 70 km to the north-east from Moscow by the road...More

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