Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg

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#1 of 3,711 in Historic Sites in Russia
Easily recognized by its richly decorated facade and onion domes, Savior on the 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 Savior on the Spilled Blood and other attractions to your St. Petersburg vacation plans.
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  • This church is impressive the same on the outside as on the inside. I've never seen such elaborate works in mosaics. Really awesome!
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  • A church that leaves anyone open-mouthed! Both for its exterior architecture and its beautifully ornate interior with large masses, marbles and colourful floors. Must.
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  • Definitely not to be missed! Approach along the river with the iconic jewel growing in sight with the many street art and tourist paraphernalia peddlers. The interior is breathtakingly amazing with the fine mosaic artwork of the past! It must be quite another experience in the quiet with the absence of tourist crowds. Perhaps certain hours could be sold at a premium with lesser visitor numbers for a more exhilarating experience..
  • Words can't describe the beauty and incredible story of this church inside and outside. I highly recommend a guide to tell you about the church and is history. Truly incredible mind bending
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