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Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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  • City center
Distance from city center: 2mi
tomtum's pictureby tomtum History & Culture travel tip
added on the 24th of September, 2010
This incredible building is one of those attractions that you absolutely shouldn't miss when visiting St. Petersburg. At the first glance, it looks more like a giant gingerbread castle than a church, but in fact it is an interesting combination of Baroque and 17th century traditional churches: colorful and playful.

The interior looks just as good as the exterior, what with the entirety of the walls, ceiling and floors covered in mosaics and murals. It is simply an explosion of color - in the best possible sense!

Behind the church there is a great little market where you can buy handmade souvenirs.

Naberezhnaya kanala Griboyedova, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000


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