Walking Tour to The Savior Church
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 Russias 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
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
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
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.
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).