Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg

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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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  • So much better than anything you could imagine. The inside is just as superb as the outside - this is my Russia highlight!  more »
  • Be prepared for this experience to be very crowded but it will still be worth it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we had lots of time to take interior and exterior shots. I was told there were gr...  more »
  • The pictures don't do this beautiful Church justice. It is a truly beautiful and captivating architectural wonder. It's a "must" visit. Hopefully, your tour guide will be as informative as ours was.  more »

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