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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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Address: Griboyedov Canal Embankment, 2A, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
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+7 812 315-16-36
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10:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Absolutely stunning building

The church is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever seen - mosaics covering the inside from floor to ceiling. I wish we had spent more time here on our tour, because I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must go in Saint Petersburg, outside there are souvenir shops. While you need to pay for a small fee to enter, it is very biblical and special on the inside.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The church is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever seen - mosaics covering the inside from floor to ceiling. I wish we had spent more time here on our tour, because I could have spent a couple of hours, but even during our brief stop (30-ish minutes) we were able to see some amazing works. Definitely a must-see... More 

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was well worth a walk to this beautiful church. Breathtaking on the outside with a historical story of great importance. Extremely unique and wonderful on the inside as well with floor to ceiling mosaics. A truly artistic and interesting church that must not be missed.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

just incredible. I want to go back to St Petersburg. I think you need a week to see everything there is to see

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Willmar, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Important to see, amazing how the whole inside is covered with mosaic pictures - the Whole Bible comes to life on the walls. Interesting stories of time during the war with the bomb that was found in ceiling. Be ready to take lots of pictures!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

just make sure you go here and listen to the description by earphones as you wander around. It was busy but really worth it!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately the church was closed both times we tried to go in so we were only able to see it from the outside. However, the church is absolutely beautiful from the outside! The colors, the details, the mosaics, everything about it is spectacular! If you can, walk by in the evening when it is lit up, it looks absolutely magical.

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Calistoga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is a must-see site in ST Petersburg ... the history and the art, especially the mosaics, are important and beautiful.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

one of the most incredible, astonishing churches visited. incredibly beautiful inside. must see place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a delight to revise this church at a time when it wasn't packed so you could really see the detailed decoration.

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