Chapel on place of the Trinity Church
Place: Troitskaya (Trinity) Square On the map
Construction time: 2003
Architect: “Iak” architect bureau
Interesting fact: The chapel marks the place where one of the first churches of our city was situated. On this place Russia became an Empire, because Peter the Great solemnly proclaimed himself emperor in 1721 in the Trinity Church, located here. The occasion for the ceremony was the victory in a long war with Sweden. The war was conducted for the Baltic lands. To the point, Peter and Pauls fortress was founded by Peter the Great to defend these lands from Sweden. The word “emperor” is originally latin: this was the name for a victorious commander, who succeed to come back with a triumph.
Video: Reconstruction of Trinity Church, a fragment of the film “Petrine Petersburg”.