Introducing Sergiev Posad
According to old Russian wisdom, 'there is no settlement without a just man; there is no town without a saint'. And so the town of Sergiev Posad tributes St Sergius of Radonezh, founder of the local Trinity Monastery and patron saint of all of Russia. The monastery - today among the most important and active in Russia - exudes Orthodoxy. Bearded priests bustle about; babushkas fill bottles of holy water; crowds of believers light candles to St Sergius, Keeper of Russia. This mystical place is a window into the age-old belief system that has provided Russia with centuries of spiritual sustenance.
Often called by its Soviet name of Zagorsk, Sergiev Posad is 60km from the edge of Moscow on the Yaroslavl road. It is an easy day trip from Moscow - a rewarding option for travellers who don't have time to venture further around the Golden Ring.
Sergiev Posad destination guides
Classic Russia & Ukraine
Discover the hidden secrets, spectacular landscapes and intriguing imperial tales of Russia and Ukraine on this unique journey through the region’s highlights and backroads. Walk in the footsteps of literary greats in staggering St Petersburg, be astounded by the opulent former palaces of the Tsars and behold magical St. Basil’s Cathedral by night.
Sergiev Posad Day Trip from Moscow Including Troitse-Sergiev Monastery
Visit Sergiev Posad and the walled fortress of Troitse-Sergiev Monastery, one of Russia’s most beautiful, where pilgrims have journeyed since the 14th century. Travel by coach with an informative guide and explore the historical center of the Russian Orthodox Church on foot.