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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
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US$100,00*
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Ranked #1 of 1 897 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful iconic church. Unfortunately limited viewing due to the World Cup fan fest that’s situated next to the church. Advisable to go early . The architecture of this church is unique and the tiled mosaic domes are stunning . There is a bit of restoration taking place also.

Thank DB1076
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marvelous!
You have to see it!
It is a very short visit. If you can have a guide to tell you of the story, you will enjoy it even better.

Thank themummy16
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was being refurbished but we were still able to get some great photos of all of the color domes. I highly recommend going to see this!

Thank Ken H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful church. Try to go in before 5pm as the tours close and can’t access the insides. I would recommend as it’s a part of the cultural heritage.

Thank Boma H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This amazing church will just move you to tears. Its grandeur and splendor are of another world. I recommend going early and planning on spending at least an hour inside. A guided tour is recommended. The mosaics have been recently renovated, so it is really beautiful, more than the mosaics at the St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.

Thank RE T
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