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Chesma Church (Chesmenskaya Tserkov)

Ulitsa Lensoveta, 12, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #135 of 1,032 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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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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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40 helpful votes 40 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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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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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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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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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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