"The skete of st. Nicolas the Wonder-Worker" Valaam Favorite Tip by Klod5
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Favorite thing: Everyone arriving at the main Monastery bay sees from afar the church of St. Nicolas, the patron saint of sailors and those that travel, whose prayers sanctify the waters.
Fondest memory: The present church was built in 1853 at the place of the old chapel and lighthouse (1809). The construction was sponsored by a merchant from St. Petersburg Nikolai Solodovnikov Alexander Dumas, who having visited Valaam in l858, wrote that 'the church is a real treasure both in its artistic beauty and its wealth
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