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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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Address: Griboyedov Canal Emb., 2A, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
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+7 812 315-16-36
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built to memorialize Alexander II following his assassination in 1881, this...

Built to memorialize Alexander II following his assassination in 1881, this magnificent church with Italian pink marble floors and numerous mosaics was modeled after 16th and 17th century churches, contrasting sharply with the prevailing architectural styles.

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As amazing inside as it is outside. Make sure you look at the small selection of before and after pictures to get an idea of what state it was in before it was cleaned up.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As amazing inside as it is outside. Make sure you look at the small selection of before and after pictures to get an idea of what state it was in before it was cleaned up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This landmark is a stunning example of Imperial Russian architecture. If you think the exterior is amazing, than the interior is unbelievable! It is easy to get a ticket outside at the pay machines.

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Fairfax, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So beautiful that I went back 3 times. Wonderful Byzantine mosaics of saints. Easily accessible in center of old city.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Along the Nevsky Prospekt One can easily find this beautiful cathedral. The other side of the Nevsky Prospekt is the Kazan Cathedral which looks totally differentfrom Church on the Blood. Exterior looks like St. Basili Church in Moscow but interior is totally different. I visited this place during Feb 2017 and not so many people were there. Be careful of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Seen many museums and churches but this takes a special place. The fact that the whole church, all the images inside are micromosaics, is absolutely incredible and has to be seen to be believed!! Simply breathtaking!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mesmerising appearance, A very colourful dome which typically reminds of the Russian architecture. Splendidly lighted during night . Must watch and a must to be photographed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every church we saw through Alla Tours was more stunning than the next ----each was different but glorious and full of color and celebration. This was the one I was most excited to see and it did not disappoint!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Colorful and impressive outside, but also inside ! Don't miss the wonderful mosaics. Also beautiful at night when the church is lighted.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As in the area you had to see this. It's a nice building but I don't get overwhelmed by churches etc but good to see a piece of local history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most amazing building in which a full palette of colours has been used on the exterior and the interior. It is crowded as it is on the tour group circuit but but it is worth queuing to see the interior.

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