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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  • An unmissable site when in St. Petersburg. Accessible near a metro. The walk from the main avenue (Nevsky Prospekt) to the church is a classic St. P rite of passage. Interior is wallpapered by breatht...  more »
  • I came here during off peak hours which was way better to avoid the tourist buses and was worth it, beautiful art and Gold worth seeing  more »
  • Beautiful. A must stop in at Petersburg. Great history and story. Crowded. Pick pockets. Be careful. But go!!!!  more »
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  • One of the great place that you can go and see in Petersburg. The history of it is really cool and the colors of the cathedral is one of the best of Russian culture. If you are in spb don't miss it.
  • This is a must see if you are traveling to St Petersburg. It's a large structure from all sides you approach and the inside is stunning. I haven't seen so many tiny mosaic tiles from floor to ceiling. To avoid the crowds attend in the evening before 10pm- we strolled by after dinner around 8pm and there was no line up to get in. If you have kids there is a park in the shadows of the Cathedral.
  • Savior on the spilled blood One of the best church in Saint Petersburg and whole Russia The design of church take your Herat and your mind And from inside you can’t imagine the beautiful walls and roof You can see the great place and make amazing photos there You will see the history and always there is one guide to tell you everything you need to know
  • Stunning church inside and out. Very busy during the cruise ship season, but a must see in Saint Petersburg.
  • Beautiful church. Many many magnificent colors and ornaments that makes it really beautiful to watch. Amazing architecture.

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