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Sergiev Posad

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Sergiev Posad is associated with the magnificent monastery complex, an important spiritual center of Russia, the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. It is the only town in the Moscow region, which is included in the route of the Golden Ring of Russia.

Every year Sergiev Posad is visited by half a million pilgrims. This fact says more than many beautiful words about the significance of this place for the Russian people. Nowadays it is a big vibrant city, very popular among tourists.

You should know that laurel is the largest active monastery in Russia, the residence of the Patriarch, and on its territory certain rules must be abided. Entrance to the monastery in T-shirts, shorts and mini-skirts are forbidden, it is desirable for women to wear a headscarf.

Sergiev Posad

How to get to Sergiev Posad

You can get to Sergiev Posad from Moscow by trains, bus, and personal car or book a tour in our company. If you book a tour with us, your personal guide and car will be waiting for you right in front of the hotel and bring you back after the tour.

If you decide to travel by train, the electric trains depart from Yaroslavsky Station approximately every half an hour; travel time is around 1.5 hours. Trains arrive to the station Sergiev Posad, which is about a 15 minute walk from the monastery.


You don't really need public transport in the heart of Sergiev Posad, as everything is within walking distance. But if you want you can use public buses, for example, between the rail way station and Lavra.

Souvenirs from Sergiev Posad

The main souvenirs of the city are: Nesting Dolls, feather scarves and magnets, mugs and plates, products from birch bark, as well as paintings with views of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. You can buy them in the large square in front of Lavra, where craftsmen from all over the surrounding area bring their products. Directly in Laurel is open a big book and icon shop where you can buy a lot of literature - as a tourist (various guides and maps), as well as religious. Also they sell icons, crosses, christening spoon and more.

Souvenirs from Sergiev Posad

Cafes and restaurants of Sergiev Posad

The highlight of Sergiev Posad in gastronomic terms is the abundance of restaurants with Russian cuisine: pancakes, mead, dumplings and similar dishes are there in variety and for every budget. Expensive and delicious dining options are in one of the restaurants in town, decorated in Russian style - as a merchant manor. Inexpensive meal can be ordered directly in the walls of the Lavra in the local refectory. All dishes are meatless, but very tasty and authentic.

Attractions and entertainment in Sergiev Posad

In the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius you can spend the whole day exploring the local museum collections, strolling along its imposing walls, watching frescoes and Canonicity faces, gazes with icons. In the monastery there are more than 50 buildings. But the place for all the pilgrims is, of course, Holy Trinity Cathedral, where the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh are. Pay attention to the unique horizontal iconostasis of this church, which dates to the 15th century and includes more than 40 icons. The tallest building of Lavra is a five-tiered bell tower in baroque style with clock-chimes and the largest bell in Russia.

the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius


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