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Walking Tour to The  Savior Church

Walking Tour to The Savior Church

Duration : ~1 hr
Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation

Starting from: €80,00

 This marvelous Russian-style church was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881. After assuming power in 1855 in the wake of Russia¬ís disastrous defeat in the Crimean war against Britain, France and Turkey, Alexander II initiated a number of reforms.

 The flamboyant exterior of the building is adorned with icons in a riot of color and becomes more mind boggling the closer you get. Amongst this colorful exterior are 20 granite plaques recording the historic events of Alexander II's reign. Inside there is almost 7,000 sq. meters of Italian marble and over 20 different Russian minerals, embellished with opulent mosaics based on paintings by Nikolai Bruni, Mikhail Nesterov, Viktor (Vassili) Vasnetsov, Andrei Ryabushkin and other religious artists of the late 19th century. Christ and the Apostles are portrayed within the cupola, whilst the walls and pillars are totally adorned with other Biblical scenes or images of saints. Mosaics fill the niches, crevices and cornices and no surface is left bare of embellishment

Additional Information:

 

Duration: 1 hour

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

Prices:

1 person        80 EUR

2 persons      85 EUR

3 persons      95 EUR

4 persons   105 EUR

5 persons   120 EUR

6 persons   130 EUR

Infants (0-3 years) are free of charge

Please:

This tour must be booked at least 3 days in advance of travel (except days off and public holidays in Russia).

Languages:

This tour is operated in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Polish. 

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