On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. So, if you are in search of such divine beauty and serenity, then look no further. The secluded tiny Church of Andrew the Apostle, standing on a small island of 6 square miles area, in the middle of vast Vuoksi River is a perfect getaway be it to get closer to God, nature or one’s inner self. Just a glance at the pictures (not photoshopped or edited at all) will remove any doubts you may have had.

Located in Leningrad oblast, near the Vasillevo village, Russia, it can be reached by a boat. Church services for performing baptisms and weddings are held by appointment. The wooden church was built in 2000, by a university professor named Andrei. The church was named after St. Andrew, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus.

It is mentioned in The Guinness World Records as the world’s only church built on a tiny island, with a monolithic rock serving as a foundation.

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