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New Valamo Monastery Reviews
This is a monastery that is still up and running. Lots of wood and in a lovely forest and lakeside location. It’s orthodox so there’s gold coloured wood. We wandered the grounds and had a snack at... more »
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... more »
We all had a wonderful experience at the monastery. Be sure to get a tour from one of the monks. There was a lot of information imparted on the history of the order and their "sisu".
Nice place to visit for those who are interested in the historical side of orthodox christianity. All in all, this place is a bit touristy. There is a huge gift shop, a restaurant and a changing themed display. The monastery sells their own berry wines and licqueurs, honey and various other goods. It is a bit unclear how much of these are actually manufactured on the premises. Guides are very helpful and friendly.
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