The Pancake Hill (Blinnaya Gora) is Sergiev Posad's top photo scene as a natural amphitheater site and a social spot for youth. Half way from the transport hub to the Lavra, it provides a grandiose view of the Lavra walls and peaks wrapped in trees opposite the Konchura river.
Most tourist photos from Sergiev Posad feature the Pancake Hill with its white fence. Behind it stand traditional though run-down 19th-c. wooden houses. On summer Saturdays visitors may also be lucky to witness a local wedding on the hill .