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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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Griboyedov Canal Emb., 2A, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
+7 812 315-16-36
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Reviewed yesterday

It was incredible beyond description....!! I have seen this building since I was a child... it fascinated me more than even the Disneyland main castle!! It did not disappoint. It was stunning both inside and out. You MUST go with a guide or get a...More

Thank DeZtudio
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most beautiful churches that I have seen. The mosaics throughout are spectacular. Also, the marble alters are breathtaking. Highly recommend and audio tour since there is so much detail throughout the church. Admission is worth the price. Also, check out the vendors...More

Thank JNickel74
Reviewed yesterday

Loved taking photos of this Iconic Russian Orthodox church with it colorful Onion domes. Its a very popular sight so it often has long lines at the ticket window. We only spent about twenty minutes inside as it was about the fifth church we visited...More

Thank scubamom33
Reviewed yesterday

This was my favourite visit. This church has monastics everywhere, on every surface in the building. Magnificent!

Thank Booky17
Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely beautiful, the mosaics are just stunning. You don't need to travel far to get here and it does not take a lot of time to go through, so a must visit if you are in town.

Thank Raymond H
Reviewed yesterday

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood has a signature Russian architectural style. This incredible church is located on the Catherine Canal and was built over the bloodied cobble stone roadway where Tsar Alexander II was murdered. It has commanding onion domes, a colorful...More

Thank JulieMSM
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quite an amazing place. We walked for 2 klms along the river from our hotel. So much different architecture along the way

Thank Maximumtime2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I would prefer to visit this one rather than visit the St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, but if you already been there no need to visit this one

Thank KhalidSiddeeq
Reviewed yesterday

This was our favourite church in St Petersburg. It's not as large as Kazan or St Isaac's Cathedral. It sits on the Griboyedov Canal. The walk along the canal to the Cathedral is almost unreal. The interior is stunning made from mosaics with a heavy...More

Thank JaneBloggsTravel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very impressive both outside and inside. Definitely top 1 must go in st p. Beware of automatic ticket machine that doesn't work 100%.

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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