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St. Konstantin and Elena equal to the apostles’ church

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City of Crimea: Simferopol
Adress: Republic of Crimea, c. Simferopol, st. Oktjabrskaja, 8 А
Coordinates: 44.950982,34.103712
Type of tourists point: Churches and cathedrals

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In 1785 colonel B.A. Tishhev bought a small tartar house and made St. Konstantin and Elena equal to the apostles’ regimental church there. After the establishing of Peter and Paul Cathedral in 1806, St. Konstantin and Elena equal to the apostles’ church entered the estate complex of general V.P. Popov as a domestic chapel. The last estate’s owner J.V. Popov had reconstructed all the buildings, a new belfry was attached to the church. The images of regimental coat of arms remained on the ceiling.

That is the first orthodox church in Simferopol. On the 26th of May in 1787 the empress Catherine II prayed there, during her travel to the Crimea.

The dates of ceremonial events:

June, 3 – Konstantin and Elena equal to the apostles’ memory day:

The excursions are held. The guide is appointed by father superior. Excursion’s’ timetable - any time, without days off. The duration from 30 minutes to 1,5 hours. 

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