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Sightseeing in Sergiev Posad

North-east of Moscow lies a ring of cities which are referred to as the Golden Ring. One of the easiest accessible of these cities is Sergiev Possad. Like other cities it has been named differently in the past and went by the name Zagorsk before it changed to its current name Sergiev Posad.

Apart from the monastery, the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, there is not much to do or see in Sergiev Posad. But the monastery is impressive and given its religious importance to Russia it is well worth to make the trip. Inside the monastery there are several small churches such as the St. Sergius church and SS Zosima and Savvaty church. The whole place takes you back into former Russian times (apart from the tourists) and you will see traditional orthodox priests walking around.

Sergiev Posad is one of the most important places in Russia from a religious point of view. The most important religious centers were referred to as Lavra's and the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra is one of them. Opposite the main entrance there is a small hill and from there you will get the classic view of the monastery as seen on many postcards.

Sergiev Posad can be easily reached from Moscow by train or bus which only takes about one hour. This makes this city very suitable as a day trip if you are in Moscow and want to get out of this busy city and see some of Russia's cultural past.



Sergiev Posad travel photo gallery

 



Troitse-Sergiyev Monastery in Sergiev Posad.

Troitse-Sergiyev Monastery.

 
Chapel of the Pyatnitsky Well.

Chapel of the Pyatnitsky Well.

 
Church of the Nativity of St. John.

Church of the Nativity of St. John.



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Trinity cathedral.

Trinity cathedral.

 
Cathedral of the Assumption.

Cathedral of the Assumption.

 



The walls around the Troitse-Sergiyev monastery in Sergiev Posad.

The walls around the Troitse-Sergiyev monastery.

 
St. Sergyi’s Monument.

St. Sergyi’s Monument.

 
Church of the Holy Spirit.

Church of the Holy Spirit.

 
Church of the holy spirit Sergiev Possad.

Church of the holy spirit.

 
Infirmary with church of SS Zosima and Savvaty Sergiev Posad.

Infirmary with church of SS Zosima and Savvaty.

 
Bell tower of the Troitse-Sergiyev monastery.

Bell tower.

 
Trinity cathedral in Sergiev Posad.

Trinity cathedral.

 
Chapel over the well Sergiev Posad.

Chapel over the well.

 



St. Sergius church.

St. Sergius church.

 
WW2 memorial in front of the Trinity monastery of St. Sergius.

WW2 memorial in front of the Trinity monastery of St. Sergius.

   
The side of St. Sergius church.

The side of St. Sergius church.