"Visit Trinity St. Sergius Lavra." Sergiyev Posad Things to Do Tip by Alexandrov2006
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Trinity Saint Sergius Lavra is the residence of the head of the Russian Orthodox church and a flourishing theological college. The monastery was founded by St. Sergy of Radonezh in 1340 during his evangelizing crusade. The monastery became one of the most important monastic institutions, and in 1744 was given the rank of a lavra (laura). Nowadays it is a functioning men monastery and a place of pilgrimage. All churches are open for worship. The Cathedral of Assumption (1585), the Church of the Holly (1476), the Cathedral of Trinity (1422), the building of Refectory (1692) and other buildings are well preserved and maintained. The monastery is located in the town of Sergiev-Posad 71 km (44 miles) to the north of Moscow. It is ideal for a day trip if you want to see the countryside with dachas (russian summer cottages) and have a tour of one of the oldest and most privileged monastery of Russia. Sergiev-Posad (former Zagorsk) is, incidentally, often used as a location for costume films. You will have a great chance of seeing the countryside and enjoying authentic Russian experience.
Directions: North of Moscow.