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Chesma Church (Chesmenskaya Tserkov)

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Address: Ulitsa Lensoveta, 12, St. Petersburg, Russia
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: 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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How much would you pay for a photo of this church?

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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251 reviews 251 reviews
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106 helpful votes 106 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Ventura, California
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84 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This church is far from everything. It's on the blue metro line at the Moskovskaya stop. It's about 6 blocks from the metro stop. The only reason I went to check it out is because it's very unique and I will never ever see anything like this again. There were a few local people inside the church.

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Oxnard California
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221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This small church is fairly far out on the blue metro line at the Moskovskaya stop. There is not much else for tourist to see down there but this church is a great photograph for your album. The church inside is extremely small but well kept. If you are like us, you have to get a picture of all Thea... More 

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Kentucky
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stop by this church if you are in the area, it is a great example of something you would see outside of the large cities. Still kept up in perfect condition and used for all regular services. It was easy to find and a nice off the path stop.

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Moscow, Russia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Don't miss the cemetery behind the church. This is an unusual and striking church hidden a few hundred meters from the largest Lenin statue in St Petersburg (Moskovskaya metro station).

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