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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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Address: Griboyedov Canal Embankment, 2A, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
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Phone Number: 812-315-1636
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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One of the must visit places in Saint Petersburg

It is very close to the Hermitage and other prominent tourist places in St. Petersburg. Very beautiful church and architecture is amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It is very close to the Hermitage and other prominent tourist places in St. Petersburg. Very beautiful church and architecture is amazing.

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We got in just before it closed. Purchased the headphones to translate from Russian. Good investment because the tour is very interesting. Notable things I remember are the mosaics, and the fact that the eyes of Christ in the dome look straight at you wherever you stand.

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
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We were there on a Friday. About 1pm. Costs 700 Roubles ($11) to enter. You can see it from far but the closer you get, the prettier it is. They have removed all pews to accommodate the crowds including the large tour groups. It is beautiful inside too. Wish I could lie down on the floor for 15' to enjoy... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was taking Siteseeng tour and stop there,it is also nice historical place in sankt Petersburg, recently after restoration, recommended to anyone who like historical monuments, by travel advisor Valentina

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see beautiful church. The interior is exquisite but the outside is magnificent. Watch your bags - it is very busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quick stop on a private tour of St Petersburg, with skip the line privilege. Outside view was breathtaking but inside the church was better. Watch out for pickpockets, as you raise your camera to capture the ornate domes.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was unbelievable to see the actual piece of footpath where Alexander II was killed. Made me a little sad. But the gorgeous mosaics made me happy. Wonderful experience.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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quite spectacular but just saw from outside - but very busy - we are not church goers and often look only from the outside but well worth a visit

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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This is a must see church whilst in St Petersburg. The building is typical Russian style and internally is magnificent. Because it is an iconic building it is very popular with tourists so make a point of visiting early

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a one of a kind place and should not be missed. The exterior is simply amazing to observe and the interior is as majestic as well. We paid 400RR plus the 200RR for the audio guide (guide not that worth it if you ask me). Make sure to really explore the inside (ceiling)...it is simply amazing and it... More 

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