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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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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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Russian architecture at its finest

Walking down the street this cathedral comes into view. It is breath taking. It has such unique architecture that you cannot help but take hundreds of photos. It was not open... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking down the street this cathedral comes into view. It is breath taking. It has such unique architecture that you cannot help but take hundreds of photos. It was not open when we visited but seeing it from the outside was worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

nice church, not in use any more, but with very nice mosaics. Close to the Hermtage and the Russian Museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We crossed the Moscowa river and walked towards the Church of Spilled Blood. The name itself was some what different. The church from a a distance looked so quaint with the onion domes looking so colourful, proudly pushing into the sky! As we entered the church, we saw the place where Alexander !! was assassinated, where they have sort of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is simply an outstanding construction, church, temple that is enjoyable in any situation (just from outside, inside/outside, night and day)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

absolutely beautiful and located withina short walk from many other amazing sites, from the Russian Museum to the St.Michael's Castle, to Dom Kanigi shopping, to Kazan Cathedral, to the Museum of Soviet Arcade machines! Absolutely a must visit site for any visitor to SPB.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This church is just incredible both inside and out. Stunning architecture, exquisite mosaics, gold, and huge floor to ceiling artwork. Sheer opulence. Jaw dropping experience. Our tour guide advised everyone to keep their personal belongings secure as pick pocketing is apparently rife outside. It also gets very crowded inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've seen so many stunning cathedrals and mosques that I am hard to impress. So this one was quite ok, but I am mainly interested in the history behind the buildings, not the architecture and art per se. Note that credit card is not an option if you want an audioguide. Bit of a bummer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I take groups to St. Petersburg every month and one place that I really enjoy visiting with them is the Spilled Blood! It's one of several good churches in the city but it's my favorite for two reasons. Number one is the exterior architecture with the onion dome spires. Number two is the interior. Pony up on the entrance fee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This iconic church is as beautiful inside as it is out with colorful wall paintings and mosaics. Opt for the audio guide or a guided tour to learn the most about this site's storied history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply amazing. It's almost impossible to imagine the amount of work that has been put in to building this church. Over-the-top mosaic and religious imagery. Totally worth the entrance fee (4-5€).

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