The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood Private Tour and skip-the-line tickets

from €27 per person

Church of the Savior on Blood Private Tour

Visit one of the most famous Russian monuments, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. With a guide, discover its unique mosaics and history during this must-do tour in Saint Petersburg.

The magnificent Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of St. Petersburg's most memorable landmarks. The church, built at the end of the nineteenth century, is constructed in a classical Russian style decorated with colorful domes and glazed tiles.

Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is known to Petersburgers as the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood - or even just the Church on the Blood - as it marks the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded in an assassination attempt on March 1, 1881. Designed by Alfred Parland in the style of 16th and 17th-century Russian churches, the Church of the Resurrection provides a stark (some would say jarring) contrast to its surroundings of Baroque, Classical and Modernist architecture.

The Cathedral is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. Mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings there are 7 500 square meters of mosaics all in all.

The soviet period history of The Cathedral is nearly as dramatic as the history of its construction. Despite its great artistic and historical value, it was turned into a warehouse after it stopped functioning as an active church in Soviet times. The unique interior was robbed and there were even intentions to blow it up. Luckily this never happened but The Cathedral survived almost by miracle. When eventually the restoration did start, it went on for 27 years (longer than it took to construct The Cathedral). The Cathedral was finally open to public in 1997.

Now you have an opportunity to see the Spilt Blood Cathedral in all its beauty. Do not miss it - it is really worth seeing. We recommend you to take a guided tour during which you will not only observe the magnificent interiors of The Cathedral but also hear its thrilling history in full detail.

Griboyedov Canal Embankment, 2B, St Petersburg, Russia.

Persons 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+
Price per person 70 € 50 € 45 €
45 € 45 € 30 € 30 € 30 € 27 €
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