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. Use our St. Petersburg travel route planner to add Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and other attractions to your St. Petersburg vacation plans.
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  • Is the Church name is awfully is very simple, with a strong presence. But time is not in appearance and staff on the way to the front.
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  • Very awesome site! As it was built even imagine can't. Even goose bumps ran when it was inside
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  • Worth a visit. Stunning building. Full of amazing mosaic type art paintings. Colours are stunning when the sun is shining, as it was on our visit. Thought it was strange, their were no stain glass win...  more »
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  • The artwork is astounding in every possible way. It is probably the most beautiful example of iconic Russian architecture / Eastern Orthodox artwork in existence. Stunning.
  • One of the most impressive churches I've ever been in. Amazing architecture from the outside - and the inside is covered entirely in golden mosaics, from floor to ceiling including columns. Very much deserves a visit - plus there are some interesting historical spots such as the one where one of the tzars was stabbed to death or the spot where a bomb fell during WWII.
  • The pickpockets are very good. BEWARE! My wife had her I phone stolen at the entrance by a team working the area. It was quickly removed from her purse. The ticket people did nothing.
  • One of the really interesting places...You will need couple of days and maybe weeks to explore everything what you can see there...And also you need to try Borsch soup and when we talking about Russia you need to try Vodka Stolichnaja and also Sambooka on Russian methods, when you try you will understand 😁
  • The most fabulous building I have ever visited... The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Other names include the Church on Spilled Blood, the Temple of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. This church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded by political nihilists in March 1881. The church was built between 1883 and 1907. The construction was funded by the imperial family.
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