Holy Trinity Monastery or Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra is probably the most important monastery in Russia and the spiritual center of Russian Orthodox Christianity. The monastery is situated in 70 km from Moscow in the antique city Sergiev Posad.
The town and monastery grew from the 14th century and was named after the famous saint Sergey Radonezhskiy, who decided to live in the woods but he constructed the Trinity cathedral. First, the small monastery turned into the main religious centre and has become a kind of "Russian Vatican."
We hope you will join excursion to Sergiev Posad with an inside visit to the Holy Trinity Monastery. While there, you will see the Holy Trinity Cathedral, which is considered to be the heart of the Lavra. There is no other way to appreciate its golden domes and see holy relics of St. Sergius, except by being there. Its beautiful interior, lit by lamps, is covered with icons of the great artist Andrei Rublev.
The Vestry will also be opened to you with its rich collection of various items donated over the past 600 years. Among them there are: jewel-encrusted vestments, fine tapestries, solid-gold chalices and more.
Another important landmark, namely, the Cathedral of the Assumption, will be opened to you. Some say that this cathedral is a copy of the one situated in the Kremlin. The cathedral was built using donations of Ivan the Terrible, as penance for killing his own son.
Outside, you can see the grave of Tsar Boris Godunov, the only tsar who was not buried either in Moscow's Kremlin or the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. While here, at the Holy Trinity Monastery, you acquire information that would be difficult to obtain anywhere else. Do not miss this super opportunity to experience being at the heart of the Russian cultural and religious centre.
The tour takes approximately 6 hours.
Price per person in EURO
The tour program includes:
- Entrance tickets;
- Guide-interpreter (English, Spanish, French or German);
- Lavra guide;
- Tour in Lavra;
- Transportation to Lavra (70 km outside of Moscow)
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