The Troitse-Sergieva Lavra is the largest Orthodox monastery in Russia which is directly subordinate to the patriarch. The almost seven century old monastery today has over 200 monks living there and consists of almost 50 structures dating from various times. Among them the most famous are:
- Trinity Cathedral, Dormition Cathedral and theBell tower
- Going to one of the oldest cities on the Golden Ring of Russia.
- Visiting a functioning Orthodox monastery which at the same time is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Seeing an authentic Russian provincial city.