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“Not as old as it seems”

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Ranked #1 of 1,900 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Impressive building from outside, but did not like too much the internals. Big mosaics on the walls but too modern to impress.

Thank Karlito451
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

The church is the site of a major historical event just before the start of WWI. The outside is colorful.

Thank wildhair8
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

The story of the place is very tragic. The Church was built on the site of the Tzar's murder. This is very sacred place and great architectural heritage.

Thank Talgat D
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

The church (really a memorial) is beautiful on both the inside and outside.

The interior mosaics are wonderful. It is a must see, but be careful both in and outside. Pick pockets abound since it is full of tourists.

Thank ActionJRMo
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

Unique exterior, beautiful interior. All interior walls and ceiling were filled with amazing mosaic art. It's crowded, as this is a prime attraction, but quite interesting.

Thank eldrie2017
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