Russia Peterhof Alexandria Gothic Chapel

Gothic Chapel

The Gothic Chapel was the private place of worship of the family of Tsar Nicholas I. Built in the western section of Alexandria, this small church was designed in the Gothic Revival style by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1829 and consecrated in honour of St Alexander Nevsky in July 1834.

The Gothic Chapel has eight pointed towers crowned with gilded Orthodox crosses. In September 2006, the remains of Empress Maria Fyodorovna lay there in state for two days, before being reburied next to her husband in the St Peter and St Paul Cathedral in St Petersburg.

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