Sergiev Posad is situated about 70 kilometres from Moscow and grew in the 15th century around one of the greatest of Russian monasteries, the Trinity Lavra established by St. Sergius of Radonezh, still one of the largest monasteries in Russia.
The fortress and the monastery are listed in the world heritage list. The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Russia, and one of the principal spiritual centers of the Russian Orthodox Church. Its main seminary is housed in the buildings of this complex. There are several churches to see, a holy source and in general the whole complex with its massive walls and gates is very picturesque.
Matryoshka is the best known and most popular Russian souvenir. It is a set of painted wooden dolls of decreasing sizes one hidden inside another. The first matryoshka production started in Sergiev Posad, a Russian town famous not only for its Trinity-St.Sergius monastery but also for its skillful masters. Sergie Posad was an old Russian centre of wooden crafts. When matryoshka appeared to be in such a high demand the masters from Sergiev Posad managed to replicate the first matryoshka and soon new designs of nesting dolls were developed.
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