Sergiev Posad is a colorful, truly Russian town, located 73 km away from Moscow. It is famous for its spectacular fortress monastery, the Trinity Monastery of Saint Sergius, an important center of Orthodox Christianity. Icon painters Andrey Rublev and Daniel Chorny worked here, decorating with frescoes the main church of the monastery, the Trinity Cathedral.
Just outside the monastery walls is the small bazaar, where one can see and even buy the works of arts and crafts, such as Matryoshka dolls, lacquer boxes or wooden toys, known as trinity toys. Nowadays Sergiev Posad houses the Toy Museum, which was transferred here from Moscow in 1921.
The suburbs of the Sergiev Posad are very picturesque. On your way from Sergiev Posad you will enjoy the typical Russian nature: birch forests, green hills, small villages and quiet rivers.