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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  • Mosaic inside a handmade shook, and all this history with the restoration. For me the best shrine inside around Petersburg. And outside-gingerbread house, for foreigners, as understood by his colleagues, this is the biggest feature of the city, the rest of the temples they cannot be surprised, but this is special! Russian! not European really
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  • The incredible beauty of the Cathedral. The ticket price includes an interesting tour of the Cathedral with a detailed description of the history of a monument of architecture.
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  • Fabulous , a must see. Outside of building beautiful and inside amazing, 500 r entrance, within walking distance of the Hermitage  more »

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