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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Griboyedov Canal Emb., 2A, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 315-16-36
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Built to memorialize Alexander II following his assassination in 1881, this magnificent church with Italian pink marble floors and numerous mosaics was modeled after 16th and 17th century churches, contrasting sharply with the prevailing architectural styles.
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Griboyedov Canal Emb., 2A, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 315-16-36
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Reviewed yesterday

This tourist attraction is a must see for beautiful pictures inside and out. It is near shopping, a river and much more. The paintings inside are beautiful. This church is said to be build on the land where Peter the great was stabbed.

Thank Tiffster99
Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely stunning church! Very well worth the visit! The mosaic art is beautiful and unique. We had never seen anything like it anywhere else.

Thank sv163
Reviewed yesterday

Imagine a cathedral built to celebrate the end of the revolution. Built with 3-4 story tall ceilings. A tribute to the old and new testament. 100% marble floors in amazing patterns, with multiple colors. Now imagine if every surface inside and out was made of...More

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful church and a must see while in St. Petersburg. When we visited there was scaffolding on part of it.

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 2 days ago

The church is one of the most impressive sights in St Petersburg with its lovely coloured onion domes, and situation beside the river. The inside is even better, with every surface covered in beautiful mosaics. A must see in St Petersburg.

Thank CazBUk
Reviewed 2 days ago

I chose capitals because, well, the interior of this church screams mosaics. They are huge and stunning, covering every way, from the floor to the roof of this massive structure. It's just like someone has come in and spray painted every possible surface with graffiti,...More

Thank DrPaulT
Reviewed 2 days ago

The exterior is an incredible site in itself with multiple decorated domes but the interior was almost beyond description. Opulent , gold, mosaics, marble, precious stones. WOW

Thank mjl52
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A spectacular building from all angles, worth the small fee to go inside also, plenty of souvenir stalls in and outside

Thank Slash76
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This church is one of the most striking yet elegant pieces of architecture I’ve ever seen. Located by the side of the river, the building stands out for its unique design (as you can see in any of the pictures) but also because of its...More

Thank Pablodvlp
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not just another church the mosaics are stunning a memorial to Emperor Alexander ll who was shot at this spot and later died arguably the first case of terrorism. A must visit the outside is as stunning as the inside.

Thank john g
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Kim E
10 August 2017|
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Response from Cickany | Reviewed this property |
This is a Russian Orthodox church built on the site where Alexander II was killed.
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9 April 2017|
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Response from williammichaelis2 | Reviewed this property |
the weather in st. petersburg is quite unpredictable in may, but generally, it is trending nicer, but it can always be a bit cold due to the cold breezes off the Baltic sea, bring a jumper! rain is also always a real... More
23 February 2017|
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Response from Sheri H | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a visa to visit sites or explore St. Petersburg if you are within the 72 hour excursion limits. Just purchase tickets at the kiosk in front of the church to gain entrance. I have a 3 year visa, but never... More