Walking Church of the Savior Tour
Starting from: €130,00
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is a church of Saint Petersburg, which lies on the shore of the channel Gribaedova and near the park Michailovksij of the Russian Museum, not far from Nevsky Prospekt. It was erected at the place where he was killed Tsar Alexander II of Russia, the victim of an attack March 13, 1881 (March 1 for the Julian calendar then in force).
This cathedral is very different from all others in the city, mainly baroque or neoclassical type. Here you can see a rather strong influence of Russian Medieval churches of the seventeenth century, Yaroslavl 'and the famous cathedral St. Basil's in Moscow. It is covered with over 7000 square meters of mosaics, more than it is in the basilica of San Marco in Venice. Virtually all coated with enamel in colorful ceramic tiles and stained glass, lintels, ornamental cupolas, is decorated by 5, with about 1000 square meters of their surface decoration, almost jeweled. The bell tower is decorated with the coats of arms of cities and regions of the Russian Empire played in mosaic.
Duration: 3 hours
Departure: Saint-Petersburg, metro station Gostiny Dvor, near the monument of Catherine II
Time: every day except Wednesday
Time: every day from 7.00 a.m. till 10.00 p.m. - in Summer;
from 9.00 till 6.00 p.m. - in Winter
1 person 130 EUR
2 persons 140 EUR
3 persons 160 EUR
4 persons 170 EUR
5 persons 185 EUR
6 persons 200 EUR
Infants (0-3 years) are free of charge
This tour must be booked at least 3 days in advance of travel (except days off and public holidays in Russia).
This tour is operated in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Polish.
You will see one of the most beautiful cathedrals of Saint Petersburg, the Savior-on-the-Blood which was erected on the place where Russian Emperor Alexander II was murdered on the 1st of March, 1881. The tsar was mortally wounded by the terrorists from the People's Will revolutionist organization. The cathedral was constructed in the style of the 16th-17th century Russian architecture and has a lot in common with the Church of St. Basil the Blessed that stands on the Red Square in Moscow.