From the windows of our hotel rooms overlooking Ilyinsky Square, you can see the Chapel.
It is a monument to the heroes of Plevna, built in honor of the Russian Grenadiers who died when the city was stormed during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878.
The chapel was designed by the famous architect Vladimir Sherwood and inaugurated for the ten-year anniversary of the Battle of Plevneliev in 1887
The chapel is an octagonal pyramid, similar to a military tent, on top – a crown in the form of a Monomakh hat and a cross with a crescent moon. On the sides are four thematic goreliefs, and inside the monument is decorated with ceramic slabs with images of Alexander Nevsky, John the Warrior, Nicholas the Wonderworker, Cyril and Methodius, the names of the dead Grenadiers.
Restoration work is planned to begin in the coming years.