Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg
(4.9/5 based on 13,000+ reviews on the web)
Easily recognized by its richly decorated facade and onion domes, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood marks the spot of Emperor Alexander II's assassination. Designed in the traditional Russian style and completed in 1907, the elaborately decorated church famously contains over 7,500 sq m (80,800 sq ft) of mosaics, more than any other religious structure in the world. Intricately detailed mosaics completely cover the interior walls and ceilings, depicting various biblical scenes and figures. The church claims a prominent spot on a 5 km (3.1 mi) canal, cutting through this part of the city since the 1730s. To see the interior, remember that foreign visitors must pick up their tickets and photography permits at the administrative office just inside the church. Make Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood a part of your St. Petersburg vacation plans using our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.
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  • You can contemplate all your around and pay the ticket to enter. Come on, take it easy, it's a lot of information in each detail. I had to sit 1 1 bench to admire the icons that highlighted several estates of the New Testament, images that still never seen in icons. Also you can hire a guide to go explaining every detail.
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  • This church probably should be the most magnificent among thousands of others. Is a work of art in all its details, external and internally. The name Church of the Savior on the spilled blood is shedding the blood of Tsar Alexander II who was assassinated during an attack. Is also known by the name of spilled blood Cathedral and Church of the resurrection of the Savior on the spilled blood. Is a Russian Orthodox Church, very wide, high, colorful, with a multitude of artistic details, both outside as inside. Is a visit not to be missed.
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  • Temple of extraordinary beauty. Long was restored, almost 24 years, reopened in 1997 g. All icons and panels lined with mosaics. Incredibly beautiful both inside and outside. Ticket office open until 5.30 pm on weekdays, and the adult ticket 400 r, output 450.
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