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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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Cebu City, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

St Peterburg was built as a window on the West and the architecture, while stunning, is very Western. This is virtually the only traditional building in the Russian style. I have never been inside (which I must next visit), but it is a must. Built on a canal off Nevsky Prospect (the main street). It was built as a memorial... More

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Shady Cove, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is the church you see in all of the tourist literature. It is simply beautiful!!! It was so stunning, we bought a watercolor painting to take home to remind us of our visit!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

There are May beautiful churches in St Petersburg and this is one of, if not the best example. The splendour of the outside is matched by the sheer extravagance of the interior. I'm not normally a lover of churches or architecture but the church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood is simply breathtaking. If your in St Petersburg its a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, well worth a look lots of history. Must go with a guide. Dont be put of by the number of people there. Seems very busy but well worth.

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Israel
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Saint Peterburg's answer to Saint Basils Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow, built by Tsar Alexander II on the spot where his father, Alexander II, was assassinated. Beautiful when illuminated at night.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

If you only visit one church in St Petes make it this one- absolutely stunning mosaics inside- unbelievably beautiful.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite churches in the world. It is beautiful both on the outside and inside. make sure that you take in all of the details on the outside and appreciate how something special was added to every inch of the outside structure. Than when you go in you will see the spectacular mosaics and all of... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Ornate, colorful and full of meaning. Have a guide if possible or use Lonely Planet to help you enjoy this masterpiece. Great things around that area as well so stroll afterwards. Faberge Museum is close as is the ballet.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Iconic Cathedral of St. Petersburg- simple beautiful. The many many mosaics blew me away and the dome is equally impressive.

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