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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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  • Historical monument. Fully restored with beautiful artwork (inside and out). The history and story of the church is absolutely stunning. We are lucky it survived such a hard road. 
    Historical monument. Fully restored with beautiful artwork (inside and out). The history and story of the church is absolutely stunning. We are lucky it survived such a hard road.  more »
  • Enjoy viewing the opulence of the Czars. I hope you still have money to visit as I did. But enjoy it quickly because your fearless leader is destroying your country by destroying your neighbors to... 
    Enjoy viewing the opulence of the Czars. I hope you still have money to visit as I did. But enjoy it quickly because your fearless leader is destroying your country by destroying your neighbors to...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful Church, probably my favourite one in all the World. All the walls are covered by icons made of small pieces of tiles, the details are amazing. Been there 2 years ago but it seams it was just yesterday. Really want to go back and visit the amazing place
  • The most beautiful part of this church were the millions of mosaics inside it. None of the pictures seemed to be painted. Every inch of the church is plastered in beautifully colored mosaics. Truly amazing.

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