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Sergiev Posad


The main reason to visit the Golden Ring City of Sergiev Posad is to see its most famous sight - the magnificent UNESCO protected Troitse-Sergieva Lavra, one of the holiest places in Russia. Sergiev Posad makes the perfect day trip from Moscow and is probably the most famous destination just outside the capital, even among those who speak no Russian. It is also possible to combine a day trip to Sergiev Posad with a visit to the art commune in Abramtsevo.

Basic facts
Name in Russian Сергиев Посад
Status City and administrative centre of the Sergiev-Posad District of the Moscow Region
Distance 75km north-east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 106,718 people (2014)
Founded 1337 by St Sergius of Radonezh
Former Names Zagorsk
Titles/Awards Golden Ring City
City Day Pentecost (50th day after Orthodox Easter)
Official Website

Top recommendations in Sergiev Posad

  • Troitse-Sergieva Lavra

    Visit the amazing Troitse-Sergieva Lavra, one of Russia's most sacred sites.