Chesmenskaia Tserkov' (Chesma Church), St. Petersburg
12 Ulitsa Lensoveta, Ulitsa
St Petersburg, St. Petersburg 196
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Open Hours: Services: 10a M-Su, 6p on Sa and holidays
The red and white striped Chesma church was built between 1777 and 1780 and named in honor of the Russian victory over the ... More
Chesmenskaia Tserkov' (Chesma Church)
The red and white striped Chesma church was built between 1777 and 1780 and named in honor of the Russian victory over the Turks at the Battle of the Bay of Chesma in 1770 in Asia Minor. The building is pseudo-Gothic in style and looks like a four-leafed flower, each of the petals a semi-circle crowned with a cupola surrounded by spires topped with a cross. The walls, elaborated with narrow vertical stripes and stucco lancet arches are dissected by tall arched windows.
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