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  • Address: Sergiev Posad, Moskovskaya, Russia
  • Hours: Grounds: Daily 8am-6pm; Churches: closed weekends; Museum: closed Mondays

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Trinity Lavra of St Sergius Tours

Located in the town of Sergiev Posad, the Trinity Lavra of St Sergius is the most important monastery in Russia and the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church. Founded in 1345, the monastery originally centered on a wooden church surrounded by several buildings and became the model for more than 400 similar cloisters throughout Russia. After the first church burned down, a stone cathedral was built, dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

It still stands today, housing relics of St Sergius and works by some of the greatest iconic painters in Russia. Over the centuries, additional buildings were added to the monastery complex, including the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Assumption Cathedral, the Church of John the Baptist’s Nativity, a royal palace and a patriarch’s palace. Once the richest monastery in Russia, it was closed after the Russian Revolution and many relics were lost or destroyed. It was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church in 1945 and was restored throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The monastery was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993.

Practical Info

To visit, take a train from Moscow’s Yaroslavsky train station to Sergiev Posad. Trains leave every 30 minutes throughout the day and the journey takes about an hour and a half. From the train station in Sergiev Posad, the monastery is about a 10-minute walk away. The grounds are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., but the churches are not open to the public on the weekends. The museum is closed on Mondays.

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Private Tour: Sergiev Posad Day Trip and Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius Tour, Moscow, null
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Private Tour: Sergiev Posad Day Trip and Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius Tour

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Head to Sergiev Posad, one of Russia’s famous Golden Ring towns, on a private day trip from Moscow! With a private guide at your side, explore the ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: Varies

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Day Trip to Troitse-Sergieva Lavra from Moscow

Sergiev Posad is one of the oldest cities on the Golden Ring and a spiritual centre of Russia. It is home to the Troitse-Sergieva Lavra (also known as the ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Visit the Sergiev Posad Monastery, the religious capital of Russia that offers a beautifully restored Monastery, as well as a taste of what smaller towns in ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
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Sergiev Posad Day Trip from Moscow Including Troitse-Sergiev Monastery

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Visit Sergiev Posad and the walled fortress of Troitse-Sergiev Monastery, one of Russia’s most beautiful, where pilgrims have journeyed since the 14th century. ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $274.67
Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow Including Holy Trinity Lavra, Moscow, Day Trips
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Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow Including Holy Trinity Lavra

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Enjoy this one day private tour to Sergiev Posad and visit the most famous UNESCO-protected monastery in Russia - the Holy Trinity Lavra (Troitse Sergieva ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Moscow Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad Including Matryoshka Factory and Holy Trinity Lavra with ... 
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Moscow Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad Including Matryoshka Factory and Holy Trinity Lavra with Russian Lunch and Vodka

Enjoy this private trip and visit Sergiev Posad, and explore both the Holy Trinity Lavra and its frescoes by Andrey Rublev's; as well as a traditional ...  Read more

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Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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