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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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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church. Worth the visit even if your not religious. The decoration of the church is stunning.

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El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If there's only one cathedral you decide to visit on your trip to St Petersburg, let it be this one. On the outside, it slightly resembles Moscow's Saint Basil's church, but on the inside it is filled with countless beautiful mosaics. And there's very interesting history to it, too. I don't know about other languages, but the Russian guides know... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have been to Saint Pete 5 times but this was the first time it was open - absolutely brilliant - took my breath away

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

One of the top sights visited in over 50 countries, the impressive facade and exterior design is only topped by the interior of thousands upon thousands of mosaic art. To try to describe it is would only fail by comparison to its wonder. Rightfully at No.1 on St. Petersburg's TA attraction list.

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Brandon, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful church with some of the most ornate mosaics ever seen. The 9 onion domes on top and the intricate details inside were just awesome.

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Perth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Despite the name of the church, I found the icons and general setting inside the church most beautiful. Church is always included in the 2 day SPB tour.

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I catching and similar to St Basils in Moscow, we didn't go inside but it certain make for a good photograph.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood marks the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded in an assassination attempt on March 1, 1881. The design of the church draws heavily from St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. This incredibly beautiful church endured threats of being torn, damage from WWII and closure for decades. Fortunately the church has been completely... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful inside. Guides walk you through the church giving you some history and interesting points about it.

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

a stunning and historic building! Outside construction amazing and with the onion domes you expect to see in Russia (but few in St Petersburg). The inside is hard to describe -mosaics everywhere-a true feast for the eyes. The story of tsar killing just makes it hat much more special.

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