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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  • Beautiful inside AND out. Mosaics, frescoes, the end of the pavement of the bombing... and of course the situation!
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  • Excursion to once there is one plus free guide will hold you and will tell you, can write a note to pray for health, and for the repose
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  • Top 1 attraction. Very beautiful and original. Completely different from the Moscow version. Would definitely visit it again.