Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
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10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Nevskiy
How to get there
  • Nevsky Prospekt • 8 min walk
  • Gostiny Dvor • 9 min walk
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Eugenia P
Voronezh, Russia1 contribution
A must see place in Saint Pet is Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. It is included in my top-3 of cathedrals in the city, however the loveliest is Saint Isaac`s cathedral.
It has a breathtaking long history since it was founded in 1883 on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated – therefore «spilled blood». The inner decoration looks majestically due to numerous of mosaics. The fact is this church has the greatest square of mosaics in the world with over 7.500 sqm of amazing artwork. Entry fee is 350 rubles and it was a bit surprising for us that excursion is included for free. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood leaved me overwhelmed and awe, I would recommend it to visit.
Written August 19, 2021
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RSsydney
Sydney, Australia1,008 contributions
Amazing architecture and history. The church was built on the site where Czar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881 & was undergoing external renovations when we visited in August 2019. The intricate and massive mosaic panels were created by leading artists of the time. The visit was extremely rushed and the inside was over crowded, as it is very popular with tourists, making it a rather unpleasant affair. We were warned not to take any valuables (including passports, wallets etc) inside by our guide as pickpockets frequent the site. Not to be missed when in St Petersburg but could have been a better experience.
Written July 25, 2020
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Rashid3000
Faisalabad, Pakistan79 contributions
Although quite a long name, however, due to its uniqueness, I couldn’t have any difficulty remembering its name by heart. I crossed the Canal through Italian Bridge, which is on the mid-way to my walk from Nevsky prospect to church.

The Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood is, undoubtedly, one of the best attractions of the city. It dates back to the late 19th century and was constructed by the order of Alexander III. It was built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated by social rebellions in 1881. Inside, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, you can see over 7,500 square meters of mosaics that make it one of the largest collections of its kind in the world. Its admission fee is 250 Rubbles.
Written January 14, 2022
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Angelinka highny
Boston, MA2 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
Written January 8, 2021
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia9,161 contributions
Solo
Impressive temple, both outside and inside.
The Russian-style temple is very similar in style to St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, especially the domes, some of which are gilded, and some are multi-colored enamel.
The domed bell tower is similar to the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in the Moscow Kremlin.
The interior of the temple is striking in the first place with an abundance of beautiful mosaics, which were made by the leading artists of Russia of that time, including Vasnetsov and Nesterov.
Definitely worth a visit!
Written January 17, 2022
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Marie V
Paris, France271 contributions
A must when in town. This place is really beautiful and full of majesty. The colors have altered. The interior of the church is a bit surprising and rather kitsch, but it is a must see.Avoid the crowds by going early in the morning otherwise it is just packed with tourists who do not respect the place.
Written July 22, 2021
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milespointstravelkom
Redlands, CA1,302 contributions
We passed by the Kazan Cathedral and then walked along the channel embankment to Church of the Savior on Blood. The Church of Savior on Blood is quintessential Russian architecture with onion domes. After paying 250 Rub entry fee per person, we went inside to explore. There are numerous interesting mosaic work inside the church as well as the notable spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated.
Written February 29, 2020
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Nina C
Wilmington, DE255 contributions
Friends
As beautiful on the outside as the photographs portray, the tour inside was reminiscent-of most church tours in Europe. Lots of outside restoration being done makes photography difficult as the scaffolding is evident all around the church. But still magnificent to see the unique architecture!
Written September 14, 2021
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CAPerth
Perth227 contributions
The inside is even more spectacular than the outside (which unfortunately was partly covered by scaffolding during our visit). We went independently but there were multiple guided group tours inside, most of which were in English. If you have time to hang around a bit, you can pick up quite a lot of the detailed information from listening in to these groups.
Written May 26, 2020
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Alex J
Melbourne, Australia2,208 contributions
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.
Written August 28, 2020
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