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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Griboyedov Canal Emb., 2A, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 315-16-36
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Jam packed with tourists most of the time, this church shouldn’t be missed. The outside is dotted with scaffolding at present which is a shame but it’s still beautiful. Inside, the walls and ceilings are completely covered in mosaics of Biblical scenes. It’s simply stunning...More

Thank fmck49
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is one of the most beautiful churches that I have been to. The mosaic work is just amazing. Worth a visit just to admire the beautiful work that has gone into making this place.

Thank Pradeep K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful church and amazing experience, however as every tourist attraction very busy and crowded. But defenitely a must see in St. Petersburg!

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Church of the Saviour spilled Blood is one of the scary name I have come across in the course of my exploration in life. The place is one of the most cherished place by travellers in St. Petersburg and a lot of people want...More

Thank princeiseoluwa
Reviewed 2 days ago

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in September there was no queue. Very ornate and beautiful inside and very well maintained. Busy but not too bad, we went without a guide which meant we missed a lot of history/background, I'd recommend you go with a group...More

Thank Dxxxxxx
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see in St Peters burg, little markets around but beware of pickpockets , don't use credit cards !

Thank jmason76
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was just stunned at the sheer beauty of this church. I just stood inside gawping at the magnificent pictures which are made up entirely of mosaics, such works of art. We could see the domes from our hotel room light up every night, such...More

Thank doreen050
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Inside out just magnificent too many cathedrals and museums in st. Petersburg another visit is a must to cover it all and to savor the abundance of this city...

Thank bestmimo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful church outside and also inside. I am a Petersburg citizen and this is my favorite place in town.

Thank Marinama812
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I cannot believe that the beautiful art inside the church is made entirely of mosaic. The grandeur of this masterful artistic architectural marvel is worth the hour that you are likely to spend inside just staring in amazement at its wonderful artistry and equally colourful...More

Thank YT-GoldCoast
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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
22 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