The most beautiful city the Moscow region
Many call Moscow the heart of Russia, and Metropolitan region – real flower memorable and beautiful places. Here for centuries have flocked thousands of people and many famous figures of culture and art was chosen for life and creativity is not the bustling capital city, regional city. Even today, people accustomed to spend a weekend or short break in any secluded places in Moscow region. Here the residents can relax from the endless noise of the capital’s smoky streets and the constant bustle busily. The suburban nature can surprise not only local but also foreign tourists.
For the title of most beautiful city in the suburbs tacitly compete with many candidates, each of which has its own advantages. But the title of the real leader, the first among the best expect only a few cities, chief among them – Sergiev Posad.
Sergiev Posad has long been a part of a family of tourist routes, passing through ancient Russian cities «the Golden ring of Russia». The name of the city was in honor of one of the most famous, loved and revered Russian saints. Many tourists visiting the city to feel the positive effect of elevated spirituality. Center and the main object of Church architecture is Sergiev Posad Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra is a real complex of majestic buildings included in the UNESCO list. The history of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra for more than six centuries, as the monastery of Lavra was visited by many rulers, here celebrating religious holidays, signing significant deals, baptized their sons and daughters. It is around the Lavra and began to experience a chain of residential buildings, which today are the city.
The most ancient buildings of Sergiev Posad are the Church of Introduction, built in 1547. Before this Church was a wooden construction.
The beautiful arches of the Church of Peter and Paul, rising on the gentle hills a little to the North of the main buildings of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra in the former Kochevoi settlement.
Most of the main attractions in Sergiyev Posad – the monuments of ancient Church architecture, for example, the ascension and the assumption of the Church that relate to the period of the second half of the XXVIII century. Visitors to the churches were placed in the monastery hotel, which was built nearby in the first half of the next century. A good paragraph in the list of attractions of any tourist will be Shopping ranks the first decades of the XX century and a stone Pushkin well dated to the turn of the XVII and XVIII centuries.
Pilgrimage was an essential component of the primary tourist flow Sergiev Posad. Most of the pilgrims visited the Chernigov skete, founded in the first half of the nineteenth century. First, this monastery was a dependency of the monastery, which was located on the picturesque shores of the great Skete of the pond. Under this body of water dug deep tunnels in which there is a unique cave Church. Later the passages were enlarged, the main hall of the Church received a vaulted ceiling and a shared meal of priests and pilgrims. Today the cave Church after a series of procedures of restoration is in perfect condition and is able to receive visitors.
House of Culture named after Yuri Gagarin is the main centre of public and creative life of the city. Honorary opening ceremony of this institution gathered on the surrounding streets thousands of citizens and large-scale construction lasted about six years. The project was led by the famous Soviet architect of his generation – Nicholas Matlin. In the main hall of the House of Culture under the ceiling shimmers with a giant crystal chandelier, the upper tier of the visitors climb the marble stairs and bright corridors lined with comfortable carpets. Sculptural complex structures imparts additional luxury and celebration – the House of Culture in Sergiev Posad can be called a real Palace. In the large hall sounded tools the most famous orchestras and the voices of the best theatre actors and singers. Today, the Palace of culture named after Gagarin Yu. a. has the status of architectural monument of Federal importance.
Built during the Soviet era the fountain was destroyed, and subsequently closed for a long reconstruction, and again its waters flowed only in the summer of 2014. According to the tradition of Soviet architecture fountain erected in the square near the Palace of culture, where to this day in fine days going to a lot of citizens and tourists. Flowerbeds around the area like small gardens, and rows of decorated with exquisite curly wrought. A certain time of day to answer a variety of musical compositions and colors of the backlight of the Central fountain.
Almost all the tourists must include in its program a visit to the waterfall gremyachiy Key is located near the city. The legend says that an unknown Saint prayed to the Lord, who created the waterfall. Today, alongside beautiful falls are plunge pool, a small temple and a miniature chapel.
Another feature of Sergiev Posad is a unique institution toys, and on the flat top of a picturesque mountain Sleds is a Museum, whose Windows offer beautiful views of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. In the spacious halls of the Museum is about 30 thousand toys that represent different cultures of the world.
Sergiev Posad is a great place to visit and relax. Pleasant atmosphere of the city has a positive effect on visitors, soothing the soul and allowing time relieve the burden of the bustle of big cities.