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I did not know that there is so nice monastery in Finland

Interesting Place. Religious Spirit, some paintings, and building details were luckily saved from... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Vike K
Shanghai Region, China
Just a short cruise and visit but nice

In one July afternoon out of the blue came an idea to have a 2 hour boat cruise from Valamo. We had... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Varkaus, Finland
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Valamontie 42 | Uusi-Valamo, Heinavesi 79850, Finland
+358 17 570111
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Interesting Place. Religious Spirit, some paintings, and building details were luckily saved from original Valamo Monastery, which was located on the island at Lake Laattokka. Original monastery is now part of Soviet / Russia occupied Karelia. Monastery and surrounding gardens are great. Lot of things...More

Thank Vike K
Reviewed 5 September 2017

In one July afternoon out of the blue came an idea to have a 2 hour boat cruise from Valamo. We had only one hour drive there. The weather was beautiful that made the evening cruise even better. The ship named Sergei went through canal...More

Thank 275jaril
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I visited the New Valamo monastery for the first time and the visit was nice. The surrounding landscape is very beautiful and the monastery area is peaceful and nice. The church is very beautiful inside and there are lovely icons too. I read that two...More

Thank niinan2
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The whole area was dreamy. An escape to a relaxing peaceful place situated near a beautiful lake. The Orthodox monastery's guest house was so graphic and comfortable that we want to visit again as soon as possible. Everything was very clean and tidy and had...More

Thank Niki L
Reviewed 9 May 2016

While the monastery was technically closed, we were allowed to visit anyway. We saw the lovely Main Church and the Old Church and the beautiful grounds before enjoying the delicious food in the cafeteria. Nice gift shop too.

Thank KateJ55
Reviewed 3 December 2015

I am not that interested in religious stuff, but the place is beautiful and peaceful. They also offer acommodation and they have a nice souvenir shop with their own and local products to sell. They make their own vine and whiskey to sell.

Thank Anni K
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Peaceful place, there are accomodation available. This is an creek orthodox monastry. There are two churches (old and new), visitors center, souvenir shop and restaurant. There are exhibitions in the culture center, permanent in downstairs and new exhibition (open until 30.4.2016) of religious art of...More

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We were a little disappointed by the monastery. Perhaps our expectations were too high, and we were used to more participation in church services. We stayed overnight and there was little for a visitor to do but visit the church and the wine bar. The...More

Thank Ashok-Seenu
Reviewed 4 August 2015

The right place to calm down. Nature and religious surrounding helps you to get out of the squirrel wheel for a day. Good accommodation, nice breakfast and friendly staff will make your stay memorable. Please take advantage of guided tours and the cruises offered by...More

Thank Markku Leppanen L
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Small cathedral in the center of the monastery is very beautiful. There is a famous icon of Holy Mother ("Konevskaya") inside. There is a souvenir's shop (it is possible to buy monastery wine) and cafe.

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27 December 2015|
Response from mmikko | Reviewed this property |
It is about 400km by car.