Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad



CountryRussian Federation
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationMoscow region, town Sergiev-Posad (ex Zagorsk)
CoordinatesN56 18 37.26 E38 7 52.32
Inscription Date1993
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number657
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/657
DescriptionThis is a fine example of a working Orthodox monastery, with military features that are typical of the 15th to the 18th century, the period during which it developed. The main church of the Lavra, the Cathedral of the Assumption (echoing the Kremlin Cathedral of the same name), contains the tomb of Boris Godunov. Among the treasures of the Lavra is the famous icon, , by Andrei Rublev.
StatusWorld Heritage Site