Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

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Timings : Thursday - Tuesday: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Entry Fee : Adult: RUB 250,
Student: RUB 150

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg Overview

This historic church was built on the location where Alexander II was fatally wounded, and is an absolute sight to behold.

After initiating several reforms in Russia never taken before, Alexander II was subject to many assassination attempts. The one which succeeded was at the location of the church we see today, when he was mortally wounded by a bomb thrown at him. This imposing cathedral was funded solely by the imperial family and private donors, and is one of the most stunning structures in all of St. Petersburg. The architecture is unlike the Baroque and Neoclassical styles predominant throughout the buildings of that period, and was actually built in classical Russian architecture. The interior and the exterior of the church are so emphatically detailed with mosaics that is actually one of the largest collections of mosaics in the world. During the wars and the revolutions, the church was significantly damaged. After 3 decades of restoration, it was opened again in 1997 in all it's historical grandeur, and today serves as museum of mosaics, and is one of St. Petersburg's top attractions.

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