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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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“golden ring” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sergiyev Posad 141300, Russia
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"day trip"
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"russian orthodox"
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"bread"
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"take photos"
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"holy water"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two russian with a home make id said tourist have to buy ticket at the shop opposite to the entrance. However, they ask asian only. At the same time a policeman is just standing besides and allow this happens.Shame for russian

2  Thank Patil W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The monastery is well worth a visit. It's a working monastery and active pilgrimage site which makes the opportunity to visit special. The churches and other monastery buildings are beautiful inside and out. The monastery is an easy 15 minute walk from the Sergiev Posad...More

Thank Kiwitraveler59
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

It is approx 75 kms from Moscow and it will take approx 1 hr and 25 min. to reach here. we went there in Dec, it was fully covered with snow and look like a fairyland, It Monastery was amazing and very well maintained.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The whole Lavra is a super impressive place. Over the top beautiful: unique and sophisticated architecture, lots to see, beautiful landscaping, flowers everywhere. An absolute must see even if you are within at least 4-5 hours drive such as in Moscow or a little farther.

1  Thank AlexRushing
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

As the name... so is the experience.. simply mesmerising.... one could feel positive energy flowing ... and the experience itself makes one feel blessed...

Thank Yaju007
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

While in Russia we have been into many Cathedrals & Churchs all with frescos and painting, this Monastery is by far the best. Established by Saint Sergius the place is Spectacular & Architecture stunning the Frescos are alive, monks stay and study, pilgrims come in...More

Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This was original not a stop that I had intended, to avoid the long ride from Moscow. However, one of my friends really wanted this stop. So we arranged to add one more day to our trip to accommodate this request. The place was much...More

Thank Terence T
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We took a day trip from Moscow to visit this monastery established by Saint Sergius in the 15th century. This has grown into a huge, beautiful, and impressive complex that houses 300 monks and 800 students studying to be priests. Many pilgrims of the Greek...More

Thank Matthew J
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

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 13 May 2018

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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Arabianexclusivetour
20 June 2018|
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Response from wwbusch | Reviewed this property |
if you arrive at the airport at 07:30 pm and need to be back at the airport at 10:30 pm (so your flight will leave ar 00:30am next day??) its still not enough time do do anything... you have to do immigration, take your... More
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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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