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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...more
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There was some restoring on one of the towers but it was still an amazing site both inside and exterior. The mosaics were vivid and the altar made the interior. The tour buses were all over the place and I would suggest an early visit...More
The extraordinary exterior is more than matched by the spectacular interior. Walls and ceiling completely covered in delicate mosaic. Neglected during the soviet era and fallen into serious disrepair it has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Absolutely worth an hour or so of...More
Buzzing, busy, noisy, awe inspiring, a feast for your senses, beautiful, memorable, so many superlatives are possible and still so difficult to describe an Icon of the world.
Just go and immerse yourself, just unforgettable!
This church is different from any I have ever seen. So beautiful inside and out. I have never seen a church that the inside is totally covered in mosaic art. The art tells the stories of the old and new testaments. Blown away by its...More
We had a tour in morning and got out of car to look at the outside of church. We went back on our own and did the inside. You need ticket to get in but well worth it. After hearing the history of the church,...More