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How to get to St. Sergius

How to get to St. Sergius

Trinity-Sergius Lavra - one of the most famous male stavropegic monasteries, location - Moscow region, Sergiev Posad.

It is believed that it was founded in 1937, when Sergius of Radonezh settled on Makovtsa, there now has its power.



Sergius Lavra is located in the famousthe suburban town of Sergiev Posad, which is part of the "Golden Ring" of Russia. Yet since 1862 Posad and capital, as well as one of the most beautiful old towns Yaroslavl railway communication links. Every year during the high tourist season opens additional rail routes, so in 2012-2013 was opened direct communication "Posad - Balakirevo" (north direction) and "Plant - Passenger Yaroslavl Station" (southern direction). Runs train, having noticed by locals feature: in contrast to the inner-city transport, where rush hour falls on the morning and evening (movement of people to and from work to work), in the rush hour trains from 11-00 to 15-00.


From the train station to the monastery isa significant number of buses. Travel companies offer group transfer, buses of this type can be identified by a large sticker on the windshield, and the guide is always present with a megaphone.


To deliver guests to the Lavra and taxi drivers will be happy, they have a dedicated parking right by the entrance to the station. However, the price of the service may be confused.


In the intercity bus to Sergiev Posadcan be reached by route # 388, it is express from the metro station "VDNKh". Buses run at intervals of 10-15 minutes. road time without taking into account traffic jams - about an hour. Upon arrival, you will have to walk. We need to go out Sergius, which will lead to pancakes hill with a beautiful view of the Lavra. Then You're quite a bit down from the mountain, go through the underpass and you will find yourself right next to the St. Sergius Lavra.


By car. It should leave as soon as possible, otherwise you will not be able to park near the monastery. From the center of Moscow is necessary to go to Prospect Mira, 45 km you will see the turn to Sergiev Posad. Then you need to drive a little more than 10 kilometers to the city. The main street - Red Army Avenue, will lead to the Lavra. Leave your car in the street it's best to Bethany or at Caliche Tower.


On the train. With the Yaroslavl station to sit down at the station "Komsomolskaya" station to Sergiev Posad. Trains run daily and often enough. If by train, then to the station Alexandrov or Balakirev. These trains also stop in Sergiev Posad. By the late liturgy need trains departing at 7:28, and the all-night vigil at 14:31 or 14:37. Time on the road about a half hour.

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