Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia Source: Craig Lotter

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

When in Russia, you should not miss a visit to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. It is located in St. Petersburg and it actually one of the best attractions in the city. The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is known by several names including Cathedral of the Ressurection of Christ, Church on Spilled Blood, and Temple of the Savior on Spilled Blood. But regardless of how it is called, this church is truly a breathtaking sight that is also rich in history.

Through the efforts of the Royal family and members of the private sector, funds were raised for the construction of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. It was during the reign of Alexander III in 1883 when construction began. The church was actually built to honour Alexander II who is remembered for liberating the serfs and for dying at the hands of the terrorists.

With or without knowledge of what transpired at the very same location where the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is situated, you will be fascinated with this architectural landmark's beauty. It possesses an enchanting lure that is difficult to forget. The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood highlights antiquated mosaics of about 7, 000 square meters. The marbles and other ornamental stones used, as well as the overall architectural design, depict the Russian culture and tradition. The extraordinary aesthetics of the church are truly beyond compare. Alfred Parland was the man behind its design and his work represents 17th-century concepts and pure Russian style.

 

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