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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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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
70 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This church has the beautiful onion domes on the outside & excellent mosaics, but it's the inside that takes your breath away. I don't think I've ever seen such wonderful colours in church paintings.

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful church in the city. Arriving to Nevsky Prospekt tube station, the best point to start your tour in the city, you turn to your right and find this stunning monument. The real name is "Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ", but people call it "Church of the Savior on Blood" because it was built on the... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Amazing history surrounding the building. You will have to visit it to find out. Always very busy. Get a tour guide when you are there to explain the history.

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Boston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A great half hour of mosaics and history. A turn of the century masterpiece. The audio tour was worth the small extra fee.

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Aurora, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I realize this church was built long before any vehicular traffic was around it but it takes something away from the pleasure if visiting and seeing the church when the traffic and the buses and the taxis and the insane drivers put the fear of getting mowed over above any other thoughts you might have while visiting St. Petersburg. The... More

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Freeland, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful church and the inside is just fabulous. The outside is wonderful. A must see when in St. Petersburg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

After seeing this church, I never have to see another. It was that amazing. We have been to Revenna, but the mosaics here surpass anything I have seen. The entire interior of the church is floor to ceiling mosaic. And it is rather new, so the colours are very bright and alive.

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Eskisehir, Turkey
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

One of the most amazing churches I ever visited (the other one was Köln Cathedral). Certainly a must see church.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful interior but no English tours and only the ground floor is open to public. No English information written about the paintings on the walls.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were on the a trip around the Baltic if you are in the area you go see it you will be amazed it is beautiful

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