Around Staraya Ploschad

Plevna Memorial Chapel

At the top of the Ilinsky Gardens on Ploschad Ilinskie Vorota is the Plevna Memorial Chapel. The small chapel was opened in 1887 in memory of the Russian Grenadiers who died during the Siege of Plevna in 1877 which was part of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878.  During the siege the forces of the Ottoman Empire managed to hold Plevna (now Pleven in modern day Bulgaria) for almost five months, but the city finally fell to the much bigger forces of Russia and Romania.

sights by districts  sights in Kitai-Gorod

Location Ilinsky Gardens
Metro Kitai-Gorod