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New Valamo Monastery

Valamontie 42 | Uusi-Valamo, Heinavesi 79850, Finland
+358 17 570111
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Valamontie 42 | Uusi-Valamo, Heinavesi 79850, Finland
+358 17 570111
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Reviewed May 28, 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 August 25, 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 May 9, 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 December 2, 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 September 19, 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 August 18, 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 August 4, 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 November 16, 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.

Thank CopperTeaPot
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful churches to see. And monastery's wine can be bougt. Just remember to hide shoulders and knees. You can borrow some clothes which you can use to hide shoulders and knees. I think it's more valuable if token guided tour.

Thank Petri M
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed at Valamo as a stopping point between Helsinkii and Kuhmo--too long of a trip for one day! Valamo was a lovely and restful place. We stayed in a hotel room, which had two comfortable single beds and a bathroom with shower. Walking from...More

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