Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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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  • From the outside this Church shows all its charm and beauty with the richly colored onion domes. The Interior is even more beautiful fully painted walls and ceiling, with marble and rich mosaics.
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  • I am not religious nor Russian Orthodox but this is such a cool church from the outside as well as the inside. You don't need much time but worth the few bucks to go inside and check out all the paint...  read more »
  • One of the beautiful temples in the World! A fantastic imagination of painting, mosaic, decoration! Really shocked!
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