Church of the Saviour on the Blood

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Mashka on July 22, 2001

Tsar Alexander II was murdered here while riding down the street. His son Alexander III commissioned the church be built in his memory. The alter was built right on the spot where Alex was killed, and in order to do that, the church looks slightly off balance and dislocated.

It was closed for 60 years during Communist times and used as a storage building of all things. Crazy. But it has been restored and looks really beautiful. Wish they had a tour in English, but everything was in Russian. But the art was absolutely beautiful.

Church of the Saviour on the Blood
Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboyedova 2A
St. Petersburg, Russia

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