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Chesma Church (Chesmenskaya Tserkov)

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Address: Ulitsa Lensoveta, 12, St. Petersburg 196135, Russia
Phone Number: 7-812-3736114
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Chesma Church was built in 1777-1780 and is one of the rare neo-gothic...

The Chesma Church was built in 1777-1780 and is one of the rare neo-gothic buildings in St. Petersburg.

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Chesma Church Begins Struggle for Freedom

When I was planning my trip to Russia, I came across the name, Chesma church. Chesma was where my entire family came from, as Christian refugees from the Middle East. I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
Mikrasiatisa
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New York

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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

When I was planning my trip to Russia, I came across the name, Chesma church. Chesma was where my entire family came from, as Christian refugees from the Middle East. I was stunned. I recall from 2003 in a Chios Greek book about The war of Count Orlov off the coast of Russia. I did research on it and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

one of my favourite spots in town. sadly none of the original interior survived to this day. yet the newly instaled decoration inside is beautiful. and this picturesque church is oh so sweet and oh so worth a visit!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Came along with group tour. A short stop couple photos took before heading to LED airport. Had no time to visit inside. Weird architecture design look like an accordian music instrument or a strawberry happy birthday cake where candle stick on top. Small church in big lawn area.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This fully functional Russian Orthodox Church is unusually attractive with its candy stripes . In any other city this would have been a frontline attraction but this is St Petersburg . Built from 1774 to 1780 in honor of Russia's victory over the Turks at the Battle of Cesme [ 1770 ] . Its relatively remote location is due to... More 

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2 Thank dranujkiran
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

When I saw a photo of this church, I thought, oh I want to see that with my own eyes! Little did Iknow it would cost me close to $40. I took the metro which was the closest to it, and then arranged a taxi for the remainder, as I had already walked too far that day, and I knew... More 

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3 Thank Miriahm D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit, very fresh and unusual neogothic look for Russian Church. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesme_Church

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1 Thank Mik K
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This church got a very unique look. It a somewhat far away from other attractions, but I think it is worth a visit.

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2 Thank SunnyC3
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Nice and big from outside, small and beautifull insise. A little bit far from other attractions but with the restaurant Ki Do really close(that only worth the trip)

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a nice church to see because of the pink color to it. There isn't much inside to actually see so it is basically just good for a picture or two. The problem is it out of the way. It isn't close too much. It is within walking distance of the Monument to the Herotic Defenders of Leningrad. So... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This church is worth looking out, it's not far from the Moskovskaya metro station in a residential area. The pink colours are very bright compared to the grey buildings surrounding it. You are able to go into the church to have a look.

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