Plevna Chapel

Plevna Chapel is a public subscription monument to the Russian Grenadiers who died during the Siege of Plevna

19th-century postcard of Pleven Monument on Old Square in Moscow
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It was opened on a square outside the Ilyinka Gate of the Walled City in Moscow on the 10th anniversary of the taking of Pleven (1887), in the presence of Field Marshal Nikolai Nikolayevich.

Monument for the Siege of Pleven 1877, erect in Moscow in 1888
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The monument was designed by Vladimir Sherwood.

Each side is decorated with a high relief plaque illustrating the exploits of the Grenadiers.

Plevna heroes monument in Moscow
pinterest button Plevna heroes monument in Moscow František Krátký (1851–1924), Public Domain

The interior, now empty, once housed a set of bronze plaques listing 18 Grenadier officers and 542 soldiers who died at Plevna.

19th-century postcard of Pleven Monument on Old Square in Moscow
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An annual memorial service is held in front of the chapel on March 3 (the day of Bulgaria's liberation).

The surrounding park is notorious as a gay cruising ground.

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Памятник героям ПлевныPlevna Chapel

Admission

free

Opening hours

  • 24/7