Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
5
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Address
Neighbourhood: Nevskiy
How to get there
  • Nevsky Prospekt • 8 min walk
  • Gostiny Dvor • 9 min walk
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  • jacpaul
    Aluva, India2,404 contributions
    Marvellous architecture with great historical significance
    Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood officially known as The Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the main attractions in St. Petersburg. The Church is more popular as The Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood as it’s the place where Alexander II was fatally wounded in an assassination attempt by the terrorist group “People's Will” on March 1, 1881. He later succumbed to the wounds in the Winter Palace. His son Alexander III constructed the church in 1883 as a tribute to his slain father. The Church was designed by Alfred Parland in traditional Russian style. It is spectacular from inside being decorated elaborately with colourful, intricate mosaics. The main pictures are biblical scenes or figures. The spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded has maintained a special place within the church's interior. No traditional church services were held in the Church on the Blood, as this was not in Alexander III's plans and even now it is not an active church. After the Revolution, the church was looted and was closed in 1932. Later it became a garbage dump and was damaged from World War II and the Siege of Leningrad. In 1970 the church was made a branch of the St. Isaac's Cathedral museum, and after decades of deterioration and then restoration culminated in the church was re-opened in August 1997. The Church is open from 10.30 am to 6 pm from Thursday through Tuesday, but timings might change during summer. Ticket costs 250 Rubles. The Church is small like all other churches in Russia and tour inside can be done in about an hour. The church is located in the city center and is easily accessible from the Nevsky Prospekt metro station. Photography is allowed.
    Visited May 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Deniz
    Türkiye8 contributions
    Wonderful
    Such a wonderful church in Infront of a lot of small shop like places where you can buy many souvenirs. This church really brings out the beauty of St. Petersburg! Definitely would recommend learning the story of it before visiting this magnificent piece of art!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Tatiana S
    Belgrade, Serbia17 contributions
    Beautiful place
    I am not really into religion but I must say that this Church is very beautiful. A real piece of art with amazing colors. The church is restored with beautiful artwork (inside and out). Overall a very nice piece of work!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • N Walker
    3 contributions
    really beautiful
    The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, despite its extensive name, is memorable due to its unique character. I reached it by crossing the Italian Bridge, situated midway on my route from Nevsky Prospect. Notably, this church is a standout landmark in the city. Constructed in the late 19th century under Alexander III's directive, it marks the assassination site of Alexander II by revolutionaries in 1881. The church's interior is renowned for its expansive mosaic collection, covering over 7,500 square meters – one of the world's largest. To explore this historical marvel, visitors pay an entry fee of 250 Rubles.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 December 2023
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N Walker
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, despite its extensive name, is memorable due to its unique character. I reached it by crossing the Italian Bridge, situated midway on my route from Nevsky Prospect.

Notably, this church is a standout landmark in the city. Constructed in the late 19th century under Alexander III's directive, it marks the assassination site of Alexander II by revolutionaries in 1881. The church's interior is renowned for its expansive mosaic collection, covering over 7,500 square meters – one of the world's largest. To explore this historical marvel, visitors pay an entry fee of 250 Rubles.
Written 29 December 2023
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natashanech
Dallas, TX14 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Absolutely breathtaking! Definitely a must see in Saint-Petersburg! Taking a boat tour right after through the River channels is a wonderful option. Loved every minute.
Written 18 November 2023
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Suresh M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Must Visit cathedral .. the interior awesome .. you will never disappoint..you can spend inside at least one hour
Written 9 November 2023
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Tatiana S
Belgrade, Serbia17 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
I am not really into religion but I must say that this Church is very beautiful. A real piece of art with amazing colors. The church is restored with beautiful artwork (inside and out). Overall a very nice piece of work!
Written 27 September 2023
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Deniz
Türkiye8 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Such a wonderful church in Infront of a lot of small shop like places where you can buy many souvenirs. This church really brings out the beauty of St. Petersburg! Definitely would recommend learning the story of it before visiting this magnificent piece of art!!
Written 1 July 2023
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parisa f
Tehran, Iran3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
It reflect the sheer art, history , culture
It is so beutiful and its next to river
Metro station is so near
By walking you enjoy watching river and less than 5 min walking you can reach to this magnificent church 👌
Written 16 June 2023
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jacpaul
Aluva, India2,404 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood
Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood officially known as The Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the main attractions in St. Petersburg. The Church is more popular as The Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood as it’s the place where Alexander II was fatally wounded in an assassination attempt by the terrorist group “People's Will” on March 1, 1881. He later succumbed to the wounds in the Winter Palace. His son Alexander III constructed the church in 1883 as a tribute to his slain father.

The Church was designed by Alfred Parland in traditional Russian style. It is spectacular from inside being decorated elaborately with colourful, intricate mosaics. The main pictures are biblical scenes or figures. The spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded has maintained a special place within the church's interior.

No traditional church services were held in the Church on the Blood, as this was not in Alexander III's plans and even now it is not an active church.

After the Revolution, the church was looted and was closed in 1932. Later it became a garbage dump and was damaged from World War II and the Siege of Leningrad. In 1970 the church was made a branch of the St. Isaac's Cathedral museum, and after decades of deterioration and then restoration culminated in the church was re-opened in August 1997.

The Church is open from 10.30 am to 6 pm from Thursday through Tuesday, but timings might change during summer. Ticket costs 250 Rubles. The Church is small like all other churches in Russia and tour inside can be done in about an hour.

The church is located in the city center and is easily accessible from the Nevsky Prospekt metro station.
Photography is allowed.
Written 6 April 2023
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Christophe B
Quebec City, Canada561 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Incredible church and as Russian looking as it gets. While the process of visiting / entering the church is everything but user friendly, it's worth seeing.
Written 15 February 2023
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OG_LANKS
Exeter, UK19 contributions
Feb 2022
The architecture is astounding and the inside is just as good as the outside. Lots of stalls outside too so you can spend a while here.
Written 22 January 2023
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MANsour ABDoli
Tehran, Iran94 contributions
Feb 2022
Based on my experience, outside is more interesting than inside. The painting on the interior walls are not so attractive. You can find more beautiful ones easily in other cities of Russia.
I love the stories behind this beautiful, New and different style (in comparison with other building in St Petersburg) church. Be sure your tour guide tells you all of them on your trip to Russia
Written 1 October 2022
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