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One of the most well-known and picturesque places in St. Petersburg, the Cathedral of the Saviour on Spilled Blood commemorates the location of the assassination of Czar Alexander II. Built in the neo-Russian style and comprised of 7500m² of mosaics, a visit to the cathedral is an essential tour for any stay in St. Petersburg.

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Often compared and even confused with St. Basil the Blessed Cathedral in Moscow, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the symbols of St. Petersburg. Constructed by Alexander III following the assassination of Czar Alexander II in 1881, it is not a place of worship, but a place of commemoration, and its richness comes from the many mosaics found within. Built in the neo-Russian style, it is one of the most symbolic and picturesque symbols of St. Petersburg. 

Situated along the Griboyedov Canal, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood today is more a place of commemoration than a museum of mosaics. Thus, your guide will present and explain the history of some of the world record of the nearly 7500m² of biblical mosaics rich in colors and precious materials you will discover. In the course of your visit, your guide will explain the tumultuous history of this symbol of the Capital of the North. You will learn more about its edification and its restoration of more than 30 years, in addition to its sacking by the Bolsheviks, and its conversion into a vegetable warehouse.

Whether to commemorate the assassination of Czar Alexander II or to admire the remarkable frescoes and mosaics, a visit to the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood is essential to any stay in St. Petersburg. 

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  • A 1-hour visit of the cathedral
You will see
  • The interior of the cathedral

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6 Travelers rating
William Randall
Was a great pleasure to visit this symbol of Petersburg and Russia. Great guide. Thanks!
James Palmer
Really interesting visit. We were really happy to visit this famous church and the guide didn’t disappoint us. Definitely recommending it to everyone visiting St Petersburg.
Paige Brown
Great visit
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