The Trinity-Sergius Lavra is one of the most famous male stauropegic monasteries, the location is the Moscow Region, Sergiev Posad.
It is believed that it was founded in 1937, when Sergius of Radonezh settled in Makovce, where his relics are located today.
Sergiev Lavra is in the well-knownLocated near the town of Sergiev Posad, which is part of the "Golden Ring" of Russia. Since 1862, Posad and the capital, as well as one of the most beautiful old cities of Yaroslavl, is connected by railway communication. Annually in the high tourist season additional railway routes are opened, so in 2012-2013 a direct message "Posad - Balakirevo" (northern direction) and "Posad - Passenger Yaroslavl Station" (south direction) was opened. An electric train with a locals' note is observed: unlike in urban transport, where the hour-peak falls on the morning and evening (the movement of the population from work and work), in electric trains from 11:00 to 15:00.
From the railway station to the Lavra goesA significant number of buses. Tourist companies offer a group transfer, buses of this type can be identified by a large sticker on the windshield and the always present guide with a megaphone.
Taxi drivers will also be happy to bring visitors to the city of Lavra, they have a dedicated parking lot to the right of the entrance to the station. However, the price of the service can be embarrassing.
On the intercity bus to Sergiev PosadYou can get route number 388, this express from the subway "VDNH." Buses run every 10-15 minutes. Time of the road without taking into account traffic jams - about an hour. Arriving at the place, you will have to walk. It is necessary to go out to Sergievskaya Street, which will lead to Pancake Mountain, with a beautiful view of the Lavra. Further it remains to go very little, get down from the mountain, go through the underground passage, and you will be right near the Sergius Lavra.
By car. It is worth leaving as soon as possible, otherwise you can not park near the monastery. From the center of Moscow you need to go to Prospect Mira, after 45 kilometers you will see a turn to Sergiev Posad. Then you need to drive a little more than 10 kilometers to the city itself. The main street, the Red Army Prospect, leads to the Lavra. Leave the car is most convenient on the street Bethany or at the Kalichya Tower.
By train. From Yaroslavl station you need to take the station "Komsomolskaya" to the station Sergiev Posad. The trains run daily and often enough. If by train, then to Alexandrov station or Balakirevo. These trains also stop in Sergiev Posad. By the late Liturgy, we need electric trains with departure at 7:28, and for all-night vigils at 14:31 or 14:37. The journey takes about an hour and a half.