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Russian Orthodox Church

Church of Saint John the Baptist at Chesme Palace or the Church of the Nativity of St. John the... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Staines, United Kingdom
Lovely & unique

It is situated between St. Petersburg & Peterhof & off the beaten track. But if you get the... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Perth, Australia
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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 31 December 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

1  Thank hulagirlSurrey
Reviewed 28 December 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

Thank Chris255103
Reviewed 4 September 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

Thank Dee_in_DE
Reviewed 18 December 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

1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 14 October 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.

1  Thank Jittima P
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

You will find this pretty sugar box church not far from The main road from the city centre to the airport. Used to be a church for the tsar for short stops when I traveling to and from summer palaces. Behind the church a small...More

1  Thank Dag W
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

If you be near by - Enter. Small but very decorative like a neighborhood praying place. Old ladies and nice gentleman. Smiling faces, and many interesting pictures.

1  Thank blue_or
Reviewed 19 July 2016

On the way to Peterhoff, my wife and I were taken to this pretty, little historic church. Reminded us of a decorated cake. An active church contains interesting icons. Nice picture opportunity.

2  Thank John M
Reviewed 17 November 2015

When I was planning my trip to Russia, I came across the name, Chesma church. Chesma was where my entire family came from, as Christian refugees from the Middle East. I was stunned. I recall from 2003 in a Chios Greek book about The war...More

Thank ctsounis
Reviewed 7 November 2015

one of my favourite spots in town. sadly none of the original interior survived to this day. yet the newly instaled decoration inside is beautiful. and this picturesque church is oh so sweet and oh so worth a visit!

1  Thank Januarius Z
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