About Church of the Spilled Blood
First To Review: Karen J.
Jun 2, 2009
The view of the church from Nevsky Prospekt (main avenue) is absolutely breathtaking...
This Russian-style church was built between 1883 and 1907 on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881. The construction of the church was almost entirely funded by the Imperial family and thousands of private donators. Both the interior and exterior of the church is decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics, designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the day.
NOTE: Translations of the church’s name vary between guidebooks and include The Church of the Savior on Blood, The Resurrection Church and The Church of the Resurrection of Christ.
Location: Naberezhnaia Kanala Griboedova. Reopened in late August 1997 after almost 30 years of restoration.
Oct 28, 2008
Not to be missed while in St. Petersburg is the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. While the outside gives you the photographic thrill of colorful onion domes - resembling St. Basil's in Moscow - the inside sparkles - quite literally with millions of mosaics making up the Russian Iconic Art that covers the entire interior of this church. While surviving the siege as St. Petersburg was surrounded by the Nazi's - it was used as storage for potatoes and other goods - and later used as storage for the local opera theatre - it is now being shown in all of its glory to those fortunate enough to visit St. Petersburg and see its many treasures.
Oct 19, 2011
It is a gorgeous temple, decorated with real traditional Russian mosaic moldings, but as for me, it's a pity, there are no orthodox services in it. As it was conceived like memory place, where Alexander the second was killed. Pay attention on Jesus All-mighty in the dome, the altar curved in semiprecious stones and columns of jasper which flashes on sunshine. You can visit it only in groups with guide, the ticket is 8 Eur.
May 19, 2009
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Built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881, this church is a lively profusion of brightly colored onion domes, glittering spires and a breathtakingly detailed mosaic interior. St. Petersburg's answer to Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral!