The Trinity Cathedral (1422 - 1423)



The Trinity Cathedral.
View from the north.
Constructed to replace the wooden Trinity Church built by the Monastery founder Sergius of Radonezh. The Cathedral became a compositional center for the subsequently developing Monastery ensemble.

The walls made of blocks of white stone are unusually inclined towards the center enchanting the Cathedral monumentality, stability and uprising character.

In 1458 the brick church - Nikon Chapel was constructed over the tomb of Sergius's successor Nikon buried at the southern wall of the Trinity Cathedral.
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The Trinity Cathedral
with Nikon Chapel.
View from the east.