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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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Address: Griboyedov Canal Emb., 2A, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built to memorialize Alexander II following his assassination in 1881, this...

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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Wonderful from the Outside and Spectacular Inside

This is the most amazing building in which a full palette of colours has been used on the exterior and the interior. It is crowded as it is on the tour group circuit but but it is... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As in the area you had to see this. It's a nice building but I don't get overwhelmed by churches etc but good to see a piece of local history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the most amazing building in which a full palette of colours has been used on the exterior and the interior. It is crowded as it is on the tour group circuit but but it is worth queuing to see the interior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This memorial to Alexander II is iconic and spectacular. The Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood must be seen if you are visiting St. Petersburg. The mosaics are simply spectacular and the medieval Russian architecture is magnificent. It blew me away!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be careful of the huge buses traffic delivering tourists up to the place! Real city center thus you never be lost.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An amazing Church, the mosaic has to be seen to be believed. I was totally gobsmacked. I would recommend this to any tourist visiting St Petersburg.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you enjoy mosaics this is definitely the place to go to! The history of the Church is very sad and the building was completed in memory of one of the most honourable Russian man of all times! Your eyes will be filled with the beauty of this place. The architecture and structure will definitely leave you speechless!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning building from the outside and full of colours! Has a great history and the mosaics on the inside are amazing. Would definately recommend if staying in st petersburg.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The religious pictures are mosaic Very tiny so they look like paintings Very beautiful from outside This is in walking distance from the faberge museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yet another GREAT church in Russia. The setting on the canal and the colorful detail both inside and out made this church one of the true highlights of our visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here while walking around downtown St Petersburg. From the outside it has spires and domes and looks sorta like st basils. The inside is unbelievable, the tiles are amazing. I was truly in awe. Wish i would have paid for a guide to tell me more about it.

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