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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing.. St. Petersburg itself is a piece of art, and this church is one of the most spectacular visions of the city. If you ever have the chance to go the St. Petersburg, be sure to add this to your tours. We used TJ Tours of St. Petersburg and they were the best.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If you go to St Petersburg a visit to this church is an absolute must. The exterior is fantastic but it's definitely worth paying - 250 Rubles - to see the beautiful interior. Remember it's closed on Wednesdays. The whole place is a triumph to Russian craftsmanship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Amazing history once you learn all about this Cathedral. It is breathtaking. The emperor died on the site of this church and the original brickwork where his blood was spilled as well as the railing from the side of the canal where he was mortally wounded is there in it's authenticity. The church was restored but the mosaics that are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Amazing, stunning, words can't explain it. All those mosaics. Just totally stunning.Bright colours and totally awe inspiring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is an absolute MUST for any visitor. Just an amazing sight, you can spend hours just looking at this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Stunning interior that has to be seen to be believed with every surface covered with the most incredible colourful mosaics. Well worth seeing but it does get crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I had no idea what to expect here but the artwork was so beautiful and vibrant. The history was well explained by our guide. It's wonderful that the restorers were able to do such a good job after communism ended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Amazing! You have to go! To be surrounded, 360 degrees by this much beauty cannot be reproduced by film or still. Just go, take a coupe of pictures to aid your memory and then spend a good long time soaking up the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

There were very impressing mosaikwalls inside the church and the outside is typical russian style beautiful but overburdened with ornaments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Don't even contemplate whether you should go. Just do it! I'm glad I got the chance see this church on my short trip to St. Petersburg. It's an amazing church and I would suggest to get the audio guide because it gives you a thorough and interesting explanation of the history of the church. The work inside the church is... More

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