The church is the centre of the life in a monastery

The monastery has nowadays three churches and three chapels. The guests are welcome to visit all of them.

The church buildings and their interior complement the teaching of the church in many ways: in fact, all the details you see inside a church building are meant to support the recited and sung prayer.

Most of the icons and church items in the churches of the monastery come from the original location of the monastery on the Valamo (Valaam) island in Lake Ladoga. In addition to the churches, it is also possible to see church items - for example church textiles, like vestments - in the exhibitions of the monastery.

"We here at the New Valamo Monastery wish everyone, regardless of their beliefs, a warm welcome to visit our monastery and join in our church services."

With warmest regards,
Brotherhood of Valamo