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Chesma Church (Chesmenskaya Tserkov)

Ulitsa Lensoveta, 12, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #126 of 995 attractions in St. Petersburg
Type: Religious Sites, Ballets
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: The Chesma Church was built in 1777-1780 and is one of the rare neo-gothic buildings in St. Petersburg.
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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
64 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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109 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Eureka, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very small, but unique pink-orange color. We happened upon a baptism, which was interesting to witness. Sobering cemetery behind the church, with nearly all graves from the Leningrad Seige.

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This Orthodox church was built to commemorate victory of the Russian forces against the Turks in the battle of Chesma bay. Its red and white facade and white spires instead of the onion domes make it stand out from the rest in St. Petersburg. We were on our way to Pushkin and our tour guide made a special stop here.... More

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Lincoln, NE
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This little church is worth the trip. If you're a woman, make sure you bring a scarf to cover your head. It's an orthodox church. There is no signage to guide you here if you take the subway, so use your map.

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