Chesme Church

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Chesme Church information

Location
St Petersburg , Russia
Address
ul Lensoveta 12
Getting there
Metro: Moskovskaya
More information
chesma.spb.ru
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
10am-7pm
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East off Moskovsky pr is the striking red-and-white 18th-century Gothic Chesma Church , built from 1774 to 1780 in honour of Russia’s victory over the Turks at the Battle of Çesme (1770). Its relatively remote location is due to the fact that Catherine the Great was on this spot when news arrived of the victory, so that’s where she ordered the church to be built.