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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 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%.

1  Thank David D
Reviewed yesterday

I wasn't expecting the emotional response I had when seeing this space for the first time. The immense beauty of it caused tear to form in my eyes and it was the most memorable place we visited!

1  Thank tjdotson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The outside of this is spectacular and well worth seeing. It is interesting to hear the history of the church and the inside has lots to see as well. Particularly interesting are the silver coverings on the pictures.

Thank Bernie S
Reviewed yesterday

A must see in St Petersburg. The Mosaics were absolutely amazing. We advise a guided tour and not to walk on your own unless you have read up. You will miss too much.

Thank deliusv
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved this church. It was so amazing outside, I really knew I had arrived to Russia. The inside was also amazing, I got a stiff neck from looking up! A must see place.

Thank LetsHopeTheSunShines
Reviewed yesterday

becareful not to be cheated by people putting pigeons on your shoulder, i learned it the hard way. They're gonna charge you for a big sum. The spray painting outside is very nice and special.

Thank Alvin L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the church with some preknowledge. Its an interesting story how the church came about. The outside is most colorful and photgraphable. We warned to watch for pick pocketers

Thank Ilene S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited as part o f our tour of St Petersburg. This church has absolutely gorgeous mosaic work throughout. It was worth experiencing the crowd to see it.

Thank sandybskts
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our favorite site in our all day tour. It was a beautiful day so it was really shining. The mosaics inside are every where and are detailed like paintings. Make sure you visit here when in town.

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 2 days ago

This church had the most beautiful mosaics. It is built on the site of the assassination of Alexander II. Very crowded but we were able to see the highlights. The onion domes are most impressive.

Thank Bphman
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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