Church of the Savior on Blood

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Savior on the Spilled Blood (Church of the Resurrection of Christ)
St Petersburg, Griboedov canal, 2б, liter «А»
Telephone/fax: +7(812) 315-16-36
The Museum is open daily, except Wednesday

September 16 – April 30: 11.00 – 19.00
Booking-office is closed at 18.00

May 1 – September 15: 10.00 – 19.00
Booking-office is closed at 18.00

May 1 – September 30: evening museum 18.15 – 23.00
Booking-office is closed at 22.00


Site: http://eng.cathedral.ru/spasa_na_krovi/

Ticket cost:

Adult :    250 rub ;                           ISIC holders:   150 rub

Young people (7 to 18 years old), and Russian Federation retirees :  50 rub


Construction began in 1883 under Alexander III, as a memorial to his father, Alexander II. Work progressed slowly and was finally completed during the reign of Nicholas II in 1907.

Funding was provided by the Imperial family with the support of many private donors.
The Church is prominently situated along the Griboedov Canal. The embankment at that point runs along either side of a canal. On March 13, 1881 (Julian date: March 1), as Tsar Alexander’s carriage passed along the embankment, a grenade thrown by an anarchist conspirator exploded. The tsar, shaken but unhurt, got out of the carriage and started to remonstrate with the presumed culprit. A second conspirator took the chance to throw another bomb, killing himself and mortally wounding the tsar. The tsar, bleeding heavily, was taken back to the Winter Palace where he died a few hours later.



Inside the temple is a a real museum of mosaic, covering an area of 7065 square meters.

Mosaic was created in the workshop of V. Frolov under sketches of more than 30 artists, including such artists as V.M. Vasnetsov, Mikhail Nesterov, A.P. Ryabushkin, V.V. Belyaev, Nikolai Kharlamov .



Mosaic exposure of the Savior on the Spilled Blood is one of the biggest collections in Europe.

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