Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

 

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Officially called the Church of the Saviour, built as a memorial of Tsar Alexander II, in the place where he was assassinated. For that reason, it gained a nickname „Church on the Blood”.


Two years after the event, son of Alexander, Alexander III, started construction of the church, in the exact place of attack. It was finished in 1907, after 24 years. It wasn't designed for public services, only for private memorial services.
The architecture of the building is different from other Petersburg's churches, with typical Russian onion domes and colourful façade. Interior is covered with over 7,000 square meters of mosaic, partialy of semi-precious stones. Because of it, the museum of mosaic is established in the church.





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