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Sergiev Posad

Federal District: Central
Founded: 1347
Population: 104 994 (2016 Census)
Area: 50,40 km2
Federal City Day: same as Trinity Day

As one of the cities in the Golden Ring, Sergiev Posad is considered by some to be the Russian Vatican, and is the temporary residence of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Sergiev Posad is home to the Trinity St. Sergius Monastery (Lavra), built in the first half of the 1340s by the son of Rostov Boyar, Sergius of Radonezh, who remains one the most venerated saints in Russia. The monastery includes more than fifty edifices constructed by Moscow, Pskov and Yaroslavl artisans. Some of the few monuments that you’ll see are the Cathedral of the Assumption, which is modelled on the cathedral of the same name in the Moscow Kremlin, the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Trinity Cathedral. Fortunately, unlike many other religious establishments the Soviet authorities didn’t destroy the monastery and thus it was preserved fairly well.

In 1993, it entered the UNESCO World Heritage list. The History and Art museum within the walls of the monastery contains a rich collection of old Russian paintings and various works of art dating from the 14th thru 17th centuries. Sergiev Posad is also famous for being home to the world’s first matryoshka doll and there’s a great collection of them in the Toy museum within the walls of the monastery.

Places of Interest

The Trinity St. Sergius Monastery

The Trinity St. Sergius Monastery

The monastery was built in the first half of the 1340s by the son of Rostov Boyar, Sergius of Radonezh, who remains one the most venerated saints in Russia. The monastery includes more than fifty edifices constructed by Moscow, Pskov and Yaroslavl craftsmen. In 1993 it was entered into the UNESCO list of the World Cultural Heritage.

Tours in Sergiev Posad

Golden Ring: Vladimir, Bogolubovo, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov, Pereslavl Zalessky, Sergiev Posad, 5 days 4 nights

5 days and 4 nights

This is our most complete tour across the entire Golden Ring. You will visit magnificent Vladimir, serene Bogolubovo, picturesque Suzdal, majestic Kostroma, beautiful Yaroslavl, ancient Rostov Velikiy, and Sergiev Posad sometimes called the Russian Vatican.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Vladimir - Bogolubovo - Suzdal (2 nights) - Kostroma - Yaroslavl (2 nights) - Rostov - Pereslavl Zalessky - Sergiev Posad - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars - 4 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$985 From/Per person

Details

Golden Ring: Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, Suzdal, 2 days 1 night (hotel in Vladimir)

2 days and 1 night

This Golden Ring tour covers three ancient Russian towns: You will learn about Russia�s tumultuous history in Vladimir, listen to the church bells ringing in beautiful Suzdal and admire the grandeur of Sergiev Posad, sometimes called the Russian Vatican.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Sergiev Posad - Vladimir - Suzdal - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars - 4 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$380 From/Per person

Details

Golden Ring: Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, 1 day

1 day

This Golden Ring tour covers two ancient Russian towns. Vladimir dates back to the XI century and is one of the oldest and most important towns along the ring. Sergiev Posad dates back to the XIV century and is sometimes called the Russian Vatican.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Sergiev Posad - Vladimir - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    This is a one-day tour, accommodation is not included.
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$228 From/Per person

Details

Golden Ring: Sergiev Posad 1 day

1 day

This short tour takes you to Sergiev Posad, the temporary residence of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. You will visit the magnificent Trinity St. Sergius Monastery which is included in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Sergiev Posad - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    This is a one-day tour, accommodation is not included.
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$189 From/Per person

Details

Golden Ring: Sergiev Posad, Suzdal, 1 day

1 day

This short tour takes you to Serviev Posad, the temporary residence of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, and Suzdal, a quiet, beautiful town with an ancient Kremlin and a museum of wooden architecture.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Mocsow - Sergiev Posad - Suzdal - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    This is a one-day tour, accommodation is not included.
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$250 From/Per person

Details

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