Church of the Savior on Blood
Located just behind the main avenue in Nevsky Prospekt, the Church of the Savior on Blood was constructed in the beginning of the 20th century. It was built at the location of the death of Emperor Alexander II in 1881. Despite the city’s architecture being excerpted mainly in baroque and neo-classical styles, this cathedral goes back to the roots of the medieval Russian architecture. The church’s decorations, namely its walls and ceilings, contain a vast collection of detailed and carefully placed mosaics occupying approximately 7,500 square meters, which depict scenes and characters from the Bible. It is believed to be the largest collection of mosaics in the world. The interior decorations feature works by some of the most renowned Russian artists, including Viktor Vasnetsov and Mikhail Vrubel.
Opening hours: 10.30 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily; closed on Wednesdays
Griboyedov Canal Embankment, 2A, Saint Petersburg, +7 812 315 1636