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For many, Chesme Church is a love at first sight. The photogenic combination of pink and white... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2019
Hong Kong, China

The inside of the church isn't anything unique, but the outside is. The colour and design of the... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2019
Moscow, Russia
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The Chesma Church was built in 1777-1780 and is one of the rare neo-gothic buildings in St. Petersburg.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Ulitsa Lensoveta, 12, St. Petersburg 196135, Russia
+7 812 373-61-14
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

For many, Chesme Church is a love at first sight. The photogenic combination of pink and white forms a lovely picture. Despite of its fairy-tale like facade, it was a direct product of the war against the Ottoman Empire. The interior is non-remarkable.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

The inside of the church isn't anything unique, but the outside is. The colour and design of the outside is beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank shmeva44
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Not easy to reach the church, due to lack of signals. Get out of the Moskovskaya Metro station and cross the garden going left. Walk the street for 5 minutes and you will find it. The facade is absolutely spectacular.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PalombiG
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Very nice and charming little church that reminded us of a cupcake. Entry is free and there were not many tourists when we were there (September). As a woman, I had to cover my head, something that is generally custom when you visit orthodox churches...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

One of the architecture surprise in Town How to explain Around here there is the Moscou Avenue and All the buildings are on socialism, communism style, except one former Catherine the Queen small castle, and this wonderful and pinky chapel ! It s stunning and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ksarman
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Church of Saint John the Baptist at Chesme Palace or the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. This is a small Russian Orthodox church situated at 12 Lensoveta Street. Simply beautiful with a gothic facade. Well worth the walk from Moskovskaya metro...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

It is situated between St. Petersburg & Peterhof & off the beaten track. But if you get the opportunity to see it do not miss it. It is a small church with a candy striped exterior which is quite unique. It is lovely inside as...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Chris T
Reviewed September 4, 2017

This is an active Greek Orthodox church very near the Memorial to the Lenningrad seige. The church is off the beaten path but well worth diverting your itinerary. The architecture is unique and it reminded me of a wedding cake. Once inside, you view a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Dee_in_DE
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Just very near to the Chesme Palace we visited, is located this charming, picturesque Chesme Church. That is one real fairytale gothic church, very unusual and outstanding in its view. We admitted at the times, that we haven't seen such sacred place until the moment...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed October 13, 2016

It is the cute colored church I have ever seen. It is ok to visit but there's nothing else in the area. From the station, there is about 15 or 20-minute walk.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank this_is_me_jittima
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