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Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg

Place: St. Petersburg, Griboedov emb, 2B

The nearest subway stations: Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor

Working Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun from 10:30 to 18:00; holiday - Wednesday.

Ticket Price: 250 rubles.

Phone: +7-812-315-16-36


Savior on Spilled Blood - a unique monument of architecture, the temple of the Resurrection in the center of St. Petersburg. Savior on Spilled Blood is located on the waterfront of the Griboyedov Canal near Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Russian Museum and other popular attractions of St. Petersburg.

Savior on Spilled Blood, built on the spot death of Russian Emperor Alexander II. March 1, 1881 on the site of the Church of the Resurrection was an explosion from an exploding bomb, thrown by the Polish by a suicide bomber in the emperor, from which he died on the spot. The name of the Temple - Savior on Spilled Blood - means the spilled blood of the emperor. The son of the deceased emperor Emperor Alexander III wanted to build a temple on the site of his father's death in the age-old Russian style, in contrast to Western trends in construction, as was customary in the age of Peter. For the sample in the construction of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow on Red Square near the Kremlin was taken.

The photo. Savior on the Blood, the early autumn in St. Petersburg.

The photo. Savior on the Blood, the early autumn in St. Petersburg.

Savior on Spilled Blood - a monument of architecture of the late 19th century, early 20th century. Construction of the temple lasted for 20 years from 1887 to 1907. Project work has made Russian architect A. Parland. All chapters of the cathedral in the form of bulbs, adorned with jewelry surface. The height of the central tent of the Savior from the ground to the top of the Cross - 81 meters. The quantitative value of the height symbolizes the year of death of the Emperor Alexander II (1881). Plinth of the building is faced with Karelian granite, and in the niches of the ground floor installed 20 boards Norwegian dark-red granite, which lists all the cases of Alexander II in power.

The photo. Bulbs Savior on Spilled Blood.

The photo. Bulbs Savior on Spilled Blood.

The inner walls of the Temple of the Resurrection of Christ - a unique collection of mosaics with a total area of 6560 square meters. The interior of the church made out of masters of arts and foreign experts of the Academy. Famous Russian artists created a unique collection of the Savior on Spilled Blood: GF Batyushkov, IM Baranov, VS Kuznetsov, VM Vasnetsov and others.

In 1930, Christ podvёrgalsya closure and robbery, there were rumors of a possible demolition, but in the end walls of the house decided to make a business premises for the needs of the Maly Opera Theater. During the siege of Leningrad in the main dome of the church hit by a shell, which by happy coincidence, is not ripped and preserved for visitors and residents of St. Petersburg an opportunity to admire the pristine beauty of the Savior on Spilled Blood every day.

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