Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg

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Easily recognized by its richly decorated facade and onion domes, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood marks the spot of Emperor Alexander II's assassination. Designed in the traditional Russian style and completed in 1907, the elaborately decorated church famously contains over 7,500 sq m (80,800 sq ft) of mosaics, more than any other religious structure in the world. Intricately detailed mosaics completely cover the interior walls and ceilings, depicting various biblical scenes and figures. The church claims a prominent spot on a 5 km (3.1 mi) canal, cutting through this part of the city since the 1730s. To see the interior, remember that foreign visitors must pick up their tickets and photography permits at the administrative office just inside the church. Use our St. Petersburg travel route planner to add Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and other attractions to your St. Petersburg vacation plans.
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  • Beautifull mosaics all over the walls and roofs inside, but low light and crowded ground benefiting to pickpockets armed with razors that do not hesitate ripping your hags and clothes. A total shame.....  more »
  • the church is amazing, the panels on the ceiling and walls are so detailed. The area around the original place of the shooting is fascinating. Beware the church gets packed, its really busy so hold...  more »
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  • Fascinating architecture that if you are in Saint Petersburg u MUST visit this place! The interesting part start when u get inside the church, and then u see the real beauty , the arts and the painting made inside an interesting and attractive place for any person even the one who don’t like this type of attraction, highly recommended. Awesome!
  • Absolutely stunning! This church is so so beautiful, and the architecture is out of this world. Worth the visit. The walls inside are all covered with magnificent art. It's a memorable place. Only small issue is that it's currently ongoing some restoration/reparation and it will continue for a couple of years from what I was told by a local tour guide. That was a bit of a disappointment but other than that this church is beautiful. They allow to take pictures, and they have small souvenirs near the exit too.
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