Konevsky Monastery, Konevets Island

4.6
#2 of 6 in Things to do in Priozersky District
Landmark Tourist Spot
Konevsky Monastery is a Russian Orthodox monastery that occupies the Konevets Island in the western part of the Lake Ladoga, Leningrad Oblast, Russian Federation. It is often regarded as the twin monastery with the Valaam Monastery, also located on an island group in the same lake.Medieval originsKonevets Island (Konevitsa or Kononsaari) has the maximum length of 5 km; its average width is 2 km. The island is separated from the mainland by a 5-km-wide strait. In the Middle Ages, the island was considered holy by the Finnish tribes who particularly revered a huge boulder in the shape of a horse's skull, weighing more than 750 tons. This boulder is known as Kon’-Kamen’ (literally, "Steed-Stone") and gives its name to the island.The monastery was founded around 1393 by St. Arseny Konevsky, who wished to convert pagan Karelians to Christianity. The location of the monastery was changed several times, in order to avert floods. The church of the Nativity of the Theotokos was founded by St. Arseny in 1428; it was at this church that the monastery's main shrine was placed. It was a miraculous image of Mother of God, brought by St. Arseny from Mount Athos and representing Christ playing with a dove nestling, symbolizing spiritual purity.
Before you head to Konevets Island, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Konevets Island vacation generator, to make sure you see all that Konevets Island has to offer, including Konevsky Monastery.
Source
Create an itinerary including Konevsky Monastery
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
26 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • In the middle of small island in Ladoga Lake has been a monastery since 1393. Time to time the monks had to leave the island but they always came back. And e.g. after WW II this monastery island was u...  more »
  • A small, brave island. Nature beauty. The monastery is currently recovering. Circle of grace. The place is stunning. Have been with his wife for a one-day bus excursion. Got enormous pleasure. We plan to go again. all advise. Inexpensive and very pleasant impressions.
    View original
  • Lake Ladoga is konevets island. We were not there with Pilgrim trip and excursion, traveling on the boat on the expanses of the country. About the island and the monastery almost knew nothing, all the information is emphasized from the story guide. The first impression is a neglect of the island and the territory of the monastery. Before that we visited, Unzha Raithu, Valaam monasteries. There's a nice neat hit literally every piece of land. On the Konevets monastery even within many places overgrown with weeds. Probably here don't have enough workers, which just might ennoble least monastery territory. Further our way passed through the forest to the famous Horse-stone. According to the legend surrounding him performed their rites of pagans and in General in this huge kamenjuke was exorcised. But the venerable Arsenius using icons of the most Holy Theotokos, brought them from Mount Athos, as well as putting stones with holy water, exorcised the evil force. On a stone chapel was built. Stones himself and Chapel standing on it to produce a strong impression. I wanted to stay there longer, but the craft was already waiting for us. The Bank went to the edge of the forest. In the forest a lot of berries-Blueberry bushes are literally littered the ground. Ended our short excursion on the island. Gladly returned there again. Island bribed us with its silence, bezljudnost'ju. The truth is that often there are traces of a military base. Perhaps this should be a place for a monastery. If someone specifically interested in the monastery, then there is a farmstead in St. Petersburg (as branch) monastery, it's PR. Country q 7.
    View original
Google
  • He stayed on the island for a total of nearly three weeks. Survived. Everything cool. But home is best.
    View original
  • In 1999 I was on this island for three weeks during the holidays. As students we repaired the gate and wall (to the left of the gate) at the entrance to the cemetery. There were a exquisitely beautiful and untouched nature. If I could have someone around to ask for a photo of the entrance to the cemetery, so I'll be very happy:-) Thank you in advance:-)
    View original
  • Spiritual and thus very easy to place. Arriving (affluent) here, you get a true delight. But getting to play here.
    View original
  • Straight necessarily visit, blissful place, no snakes on the whole island! The monks are doing wonderful honey. ..
    View original
  • Beautiful natural views and clean air, good attitude and positive, many times have already been on the island and in the monastery:)
    View original

Plan your trip to Konevets Island

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Konevets Island

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Leningrad Oblast by other users

45 days in Russia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Russia BY A USER FROM SERBIA September, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Russia BY A USER FROM SERBIA September, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Russia BY A USER FROM SERBIA September, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 23 days in Russia & Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Russia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Moscow & Leningrad Oblast BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Russia BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Shlisselburg BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in Russia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Vyborg BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Russia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans