Tour to the Savior-On-The-Blood Cathedral

The monument of true Russian architecture is built on the spot where Tsar-Liberator Alexander II was assassinated by the terrorists. Mosaic decoration of the church is gorgeous, listed in the world record Guinness book, covering the entire interior. Despite all the turns of fortune in the Soviet times the glorious temple is still here, as beautiful as ever. 

Price of the program “City tour and Museum”:

from 20 $ per one person

Program includes:

  • Architecture and exterior of the temple
  • The interior mosaic decoration of the temple

 

 

 Opening hours: 10:30 - 18:00

 Day off: Wednesday

Address: 2B, Griboyedov canal embankment, St. Petersburg, 191186

 Price of the program “City tour and Museum”: from 20 $ per one person

 

 

 

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DEAR GUESTS!


Our tickets allow you to visit the museum without enduring great queues at the entrance and be guided around by an authorized guide.

A classical excursion program includes a city tour with visit to one museum. The priced presented below include car rent and a licensed guide’s fee. Costs for museum visits are presented on separate slides.

Standard program of a city tour + museum lasts for approximately 4 hours. In case you want to intermit for a lunch in an atmospheric restaurant in the heart of Saint-Petersburg and vitalize yourself by masterpieces of original Russian cuisine, just inform us and we will propose the best alternative meeting you budget.

In case your preferable dates of visit coincide  with official days off of the museum  you chose, we are glad to propose  a worthy alternative.

Set against the pale northern sky, the bright colorful domes of Savior on the Blood Cathedral look unique in St Petersburg. Among the baroque and classical building this church stands out with its medieval Russian architecture and great abundance of multicolored décor.

Tours in the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood in St Petersburg are very popular. No wonder: the building is famous for the tragic history and unrivalled ornaments. The church was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded by the terrorists.

The murdered Tsar was the most progressive out of the Romanovs and initiated many necessary reforms. They were all halted by his conservative son Alexander III. During the Soviet times the building was almost pulled down during the anti-religious campaigns. The restoration took 3 decades. Now we can enjoy fabulous mosaics, semi-precious stones, marbles, and enamels outside and inside the building.

The Savior on the Blood Cathedral has more than 7000 sq. meters of mosaics which is the biggest number in Russia. The artworks are all amazing, combining Orthodox tradition with the Art Nouveau aesthetics. The best Russian artists of the period did cartoons for the mosaics, and skilled local craftsmen did Byzantine-style mosaics. Today the structure is both active church and the museum.

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