The Church of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood has always been a memorial church. It was constructed within 1883-1907 and consecrated as Resurrection Church. Though, a much more popular name is Spilt Blood as it was built on the spot where the Russian Emperor Alexander the Second was assassinated by Russian revolutionary terrorists. The biggest mosaic monument in the world contains 7000 sq. meters of mosaics inside and outside. The style resembles us the traditional Russian onion-domed churches of the 16-17th centuries. One of the most impressive churches ever has a dramatic history. In the Soviet days it was closed and used for different purposes. It served as a warehouse, vegetable storage area and even as a mortuary within the Siege period. The restoration of badly damaged mosaics and the whole church lasted even longer than construction, 27 years. And today you can visit this museum (as it is not the regularly functioning church anymore) and have a closer look at renovated mosaics and stone carvings, as well as at the memorial place, former part of the embankment where the Russian emperor was killed.
Address: 2b, Nab. Kan. Griboedova
01.05-15.09: Open everyday 10:00 - 19:00
16.09-30.04: Open 11:00-19:00, Closed on Wednesday