"Sergiyev Posad - Gem of Russia's Golden Ring" Top 5 Page for this destination Sergiyev Posad by HORSCHECK

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On my second trip to Moscow in October 2009 I wanted to take at least one daytrip from the Russian capital. I perused several guide books and finally decided on Sergiyev Posad.

Sergiyev Posad, which was formerly named Zagorsk, is situated on the so called Golden Ring, just 70 km north east of Moscow. It can easily be reached by train (elektrichka) from Moscow's Yaroslavsky Station.

The city is dominated by the Trinity Monastery of St Sergius Lavra, which is one of the largest and most important monasteries in Russia.

"In the land of Moscow and all over the world there is no other monastery equal to this one."
--- Archdeacon Paul of Aleppa ---

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Magnificent monastery, golden domes, gorgeous churches.
  • Cons:No proper postcards available.
  • In a nutshell:Picturesque gem of Russia's Golden Ring.
  • Last visit to Sergiyev Posad: Oct 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • albaaust's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Some excellent tips Holger!! Thank you.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Lovely page Holger! I wish I could see more of Russia as it looks so interesting, and I never tire of seeing their beautiful churches, love them!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Another stellar page, Holger. Just brilliant photographs. Such an assortment of churches, all quite lovely.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2010 at 4:38 AM

    Holger, 10 RUR at the church shop is not a rip-off: it only means 25 cent....Just a mistake...many visitors...Thanks for your story.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2010 at 11:17 PM

    Although we didn't know until we got there, our visit to Sergiyev Posad was on St Sergey's Day - what a great day to be there! Lots of pilgrims and a wonderful service with the Patriarch - very splendid! Enjoyed revisiting here. leyle

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Your opening pic is stunning :) glad I returned to read about the love padlocks!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    Nice page again Holger! When I was there the place was still called Zagorsk :).

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Excellent page with very helpful and interesting tips. Wonderful photos. Glad you found some postcards even though it may have been more than you needed! Greetings from the snowy East coast of the USA!

  • Raimix's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2010 at 12:01 AM

    Rally interesting page! Good job :) I already want to see some parts of Russia :) About postcards..actually I had the same problem in Belarus, i had to buy whole block of postcards.

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    A true jewel. Excellent page, very helpful tips. Not too many churches for your liking? ;-)


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