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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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“onion domes” (186 reviews)
“alexander ii” (226 reviews)
“mosaic work” (97 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Griboyedov Canal Emb., 2A, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 315-16-36
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The outside is amazing and so is the inside. When you see every inch of the inside painted then realise that they are actually mosaics you will be even more impressed. The alters and religious artefacts are fantastic. Don’t just look at this amazing building...More

Thank Castlewolf
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very impressive both externally with its colourful lollipop like domes and internally with its fabulous mosaic covered walls and ceilings which depict different scenes from the bible. Well worth a visit.

Thank Johncjohn
Reviewed 5 days ago

This church is not the number one place to visit whilst in St Petersburg for no reason - it is absolutely breath-taking. The mosaic craftsmanship has to be seen to be believed. The church is so easy to get to being a short walk off...More

Thank CradsonHols
Reviewed 6 days ago

Breathtaking. Rent the audio headsets if you don't speak Russian. Don't be fooled by the people in costumes outside who ask if you want your picture taken. If you take a picture with them (with your camera no less) they will charge you.

1  Thank gkruchowski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you think of Russia you think of this. Therefore don’t let it go without visiting! Take a moment, step back and look at it, come closer and admire the details. Ask locals that speak English what this church signifies to them! This is truly...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worthy visiting this church as you will not see something similar in Europe! We also took an audioguide which explained to us the reason why this church was built.

Thank Mireya_SC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and typical for Russia . I do suggest to visit it in winter ! Also there are several bazaars around....so you can buy good souvenirs. And matrioska !

Thank alexit778
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was flat out amazed by the artistry in this church. It is a must-see of St. Petersburg and also churches of the world. I have seem hundreds of churches in Europe and I have never seen anything like this. The walls, ceilings, floors, arches,...More

1  Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (Church of the Resurection) is a beautiful structure with five colorful onion shaped multi colored domes. Beautiful inside and out. A massive mosaic collection. One of the largest in Europe. A must see.

1  Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was not prepared for the stunning mosaic interior even though I had read up about it and it was high on my list of must do’s. it takes your breath away.

1  Thank Tracyrrr
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Response from Alexey_12154 | Reviewed this property |
No problem. You are welcome!
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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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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