Sergiev Posad has been “the mecca” for pilgrims for more than 600 years. It was here in about 1340 that Sergius of Radonezh, the great Russian saint, founded the monastery dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Since then it has been and still is the main spiritual centre of Russia. Furthermore, the monastery is famed for its amazing architectural ensemble. The name of the holy hermit is associated with numerous myths and miracles. He also contributed greatly to the unification of the Russian lands, executing diplomatic missions for the grand princes of Moscow. In the 15th-18th centuries the Lavra was the preferred place of pilgrimage for high born aristocrats and members of the royal family. We offer you to visit the monastery and see the holy relics of St. Sergius and find out how people live and pray in the monastery today, try monastery food and take great photos of the place.