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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

21,588 Reviews
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Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
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Nevsky ProspektSt. Petersburg Metro8 min
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The General Staff Building (the Impressionists Collection)
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The General Staff Building (the Impressionists Collection)

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Visit the General Staff Building, a part of the Hermitage Museum Complex, and discover the collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. The bright colors and the original shapes of the paintings will not leave any art lover indifferent.
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Volnai wrote a review Feb 2021
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The artefacts and mosaics in this church are too recent. No artistry seen in them and looked like they are machine made than hand made ones you find in many other opulent churches.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Angelinka highny wrote a review Jan 2021
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions
This church has a very beautiful outer appearance : ) I actually saw another more beautiful onion church close to Peterhof but I can't remember what it's called. We paid more expensive tickets to go in at late evening during white night but its inside interior isn't much impressive compare to other cathedrals and churches in St Petersburg. I've seen better such as Kazan Cathedral. Besides, there is a souvenir market nearby but recommend you to buy Russian dolls at Moscow instead. I found same one but cheaper price in Moscow
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mark_Dornoch wrote a review Oct 2020
Dornoch, United Kingdom1,426 contributions233 helpful votes
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Looks and smells like an impressive old cathedral but is in reality a museum of amazing mosaics and a shrine to the spot where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated. Built between 1883 and 1907. Contains over 7500 sqm of mosaics. It has had a rough life, ransacked during the 1917 Revoultion, badly damaged in WW2 when it was used as a morgue, during the great seige by the Nazis and even used as a vegetable warehouse after WW2. Has been beautifully restored and is a must see attraction.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Cynicoren wrote a review Aug 2020
Beersheba, Israel2,425 contributions323 helpful votes
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The church was erected in 1883 on the site where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881 by the Romanov imperial family ("spilled blood" refers to the murdered emperor). There's is an altar inside the church to mark the place. I'm seen many churches and cathedrals in Europe, including the Vatican, but never have I seen such a beautiful, decorated church. The richness and choice of colors and painting leaves you overwhelmed and in awe.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Alex J wrote a review Aug 2020
Melbourne, Australia2,219 contributions271 helpful votes
One for the history buffs! This beautiful church is built on the site where a much loved Czar (Alexander the second) was assassinated in the 1880's. (the Finns adore this Czar, it was he who gave the Finns autonomy, they are proud to display a huge statue of him in one of Helsinki's main squares. Surprisingly, I did not see any similar statue of him in Russia!). The problem in visiting this church is that it is easily accessible and is so beautiful that it is very popular with tour groups. That means huge crowds. Plus, the area surrounding the church is filled with stalls selling all sorts of souvenirs and other knick-knacks. These stalls add to the general confusion. Everything about this church is so photogenic. The inside, the outside, the floor, the ceilings, etc...etc... Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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