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Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood

2 Naberezhnaya Kanala Gribboyedova, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
812-315-1636
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood (known locally as Spas na Kravi) is a beautiful gold-draped onion-domed church on Griboedova Canal, one of... more »
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is a most delightful and surprising church with amazing mosaics and near to a market if you wish to buy local goods

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Little Torch Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

One of the best cathedrals Ive ever seen! Definitely worth visiting. They provide a special entrance to disabled.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

In June I visited the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood and what a place to visit. Please don't be put off by the name as once inside all will be revealed, but you will have to go to find out what. When I stepped inside, I was in total awe at the beautiful art works made entirely of... More

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Buffalo, New York
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Beware. I was assaulted by two professional pickpockets immediately in front of this church. They aggressively attack me install many valuables including my camera. This was done in plain sight of many locals, other vendors, to us and guides. The police did absolutely nothing when I filed the report. Apparently this is acceptable behavior in Russia. Later, several other members... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit. The site of murder of Emperor Alexander II is marked by a special chapel in the building. The construction of the church and work on the decor took 24 years. The outside of the church is decorated with mosaics, while the cupolas are covered with bright enamels & hipped roofs with coloured tiles.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Many people confuse pics of this church with Moscow because of the colorful traditional architecture. This church is beautiful from outside much more than from inside. Women dont forget to bring a scarf to cover your hair! Also I think this is the church where Pussy Riot played...

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Please don't miss the opportunity to go inside this beautiful church. There is a nice gift shop inside so don't buy any of the souvenirs on the street outside until you see what is offered inside of the church.

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Richmond Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

You know you are in Russia when you see it. It is wildly gorgeouos on the outside and If you lke Mosaics then you will be in Heaven. Go early when crowds are lighter.

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san jose del cabo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely site to explore during the day, at night from a riverboat cruise breathtaking! I explored the city on my own and came across the church by accident. I was blown away and took many pictures of it from the canal bridges while the people of St. Petes just went about their business.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and historic both inside and outside. At night, it becomes even more enchanting when viewed from a riverboat cruise. Take some time to explore the area surrounding it as well.

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