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Maltese Chapel

Categories / Architecture/Architectural Monuments/Religious Architecture (see also Religion.Church)
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MALTESE CHAPEL, Maltese Chapel of St. John the Baptist located at 26 Sadovaya Street. An architectural monument of the Classicist style. Designed in 1797-1800, (architect G. Quarenghi) for Catholic knights of the Maltese Order, it was added to the south wing of the former Vorontsov Palace. The chapel accommodated up to 1,000 people. The austere facade is decorated with a Corinthian portico; the interior boasts lavish stucco moulding and decorative paintings. In 1810, it was given to the Page Corps, the Maltese Chapel was used as the house church for Catholic pages and foreign diplomats. In 1853, a chapel with a marble sepulchre of Duke Maximilian of Leuchtenberg (sculptor A. I. Terebenev) and stained-glass windows was attached to the Maltese Chapel. In 1909, an organ of the German Walker company was installed. In 1918, the church was closed, the building was altered to accommodate a club. In the 1990s, restoration works were carried out under the supervision of architect S. V. Samusenko. Today the building serves as an assembly hall and museum of Suvorov Military School.

References: Антонов В. В., Кобак А. В. Святыни Санкт-Петербурга: Ист.-церков. энцикл. СПб., 1996. Т. 3. С. 224-225.

S. V. Boglachev.

Leuchtenbergsky Maximilian, Duke
Quarenghi Giacomo
the Terebenevs

Sadovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 26

Антонов В. В., Кобак А. В. Святыни Санкт-Петербурга: Ист.-церков. энцикл.: В 3 т. СПб., 1994-1996

The subject Index
Maltese Order
Vorontsov Palace
Page Corps
Page Corps
Suvorov Military College, St. Petersburg


Maltese Order

MALTESE ORDER (the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Johnnits, hospitaliers, knights of Rodos), a monastic knightly order. It was named after the hospital (travelers’ home) in Jerusalem

Quarenghi G. (1744-1817), architect

QUARENGHI Giacomo (1744-1817), architect, representative of Neoclassicism. Native of Italy. From 1761 (according to the other data sources, from 1763) studied painting and architecture in Rome. At the end of 1779, he came to St

Terebenev A.I. (1815-1859), sculptor Terebenev I.I. (1780-1815), sculptor

TEREBENEV Family, sculptors, father and son. Ivan Ivanovich Terebenev (1780 - 1815, St. Petersburg). Studied at the Academy of Arts (1785-1800) under M.I. Kozlovsky