Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius

The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Russian: Тро́ице-Се́ргиева ла́вра) is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, about 70 km to the north-east from Moscow by the road leading to Yaroslavl, and currently is home to over 300 monks.

Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius
General view
Monastery information
OrderRussian Orthodox Church
Established1345
People
Founder(s)Sergius of Radonezh
Site
LocationSergiyev Posad, Russia
Official nameArchitectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv)
Reference657
Inscription1993 (17th Session)
Area22.75 ha (0.0878 sq mi)
Buffer zone15.57 ha (0.0601 sq mi)
Websitewww.stsl.ru/languages/en/
Coordinates56°18′37.26″N 38°7′52.32″E
Location of Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in European Russia
Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Europe)

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