Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (Church of the Resurrection)

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Departure from:
Saint Petersburg
Daily
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Duration
45 min

The church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood (the Church of the Resurrection of Christ) is an example of the late stage in the evolution of the "Russian style". The building represents a collective image of the Russian Orthodox church, oriented on the samples of Moscow and Yaroslavl churches of the first half of the 17th century. This church was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated on March 1, 1881 and was dedicated to his memory as the monument to Tsar Martyr (the expression the spilled blood refers to the blood of the tsar). The funding was collected throughout Russia.

The largest mosaic collection in Russia, Italian colored marbles, Ural and Altai semiprecious stones, as well as the mosaic collection of Russian heraldry are kept in the church.  It is the only Orthodox Cathedral, which mosaic decoration covers an area of 7065 square meters and is one of the largest mosaic collections in Europe.

Tours conducted in the church:

  • The sightseeing tour "Savior on Spilled Blood" is devoted to the history of the church, its decoration and unique artistic originality. Duration of the tour - 45 min.
  • The guided tour "Architecture and outer decoration of the church of the Savior on the Blood" will introduce the temple as the unique monument of the "Russian style" at the turn of the 20th century. Duration of the tour - 45 min.
  • The tour "Mosaics of the Memorial Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood "is a fascinating story of the largest mosaic ensemble of Europe. You will learn about the artists - authors of sketches for mosaic icons, about the masters of mosaic art, about the mosaic making technique and technology and you will have an opportunity to feast your eyes on wonderful mosaic works. Duration of the tour - 45 min.

Opening hours: 10:30 to 18:00, closed Wednesdays.
Evening programs of the museum are held from 18:00 to 22:30 from May 1 to September 30.
Closed Wednesdays.

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