The Russian tours offer you a tour to probably the most lavishly decorated museum of St. Petersburg – The Church on the Spilled Blood. St. Petersburg walking tour is one of the best tours in the city.
✓ This historical monument is located near the Mikhailovsky Garden on the Griboyedova canal. You can easily see it from the Nevsky prospect or the Field of Mars. There are no equivalent buildings in St. Petersburg although “The Russian style” was chosen for its construction.
St. Petersburg walking tour to the Church On The Spilled Blood with personal tour guide is dedicated to a church that attracts anyone to whom it comes into view
This is the “Spilled Blood”. The official name of the museum is the Church of the Resurrection of Christ. The history of the construction of this church is overshadowed by sad bloody events:
- The emperor who was loved by his people, the generator of many reforms that helped the state flourish – the Emperor Alexander the Second was deadly wounded on this spot. One of his most important introductions for the state that should absolutely be mentioned was the abolishment of serfdom.
This Church On The Spilled Blood decorated with a 400 square meters unique mosaic outside was constructed in the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century on the funds of people collected all over Russia. The place of the terrorist act is specially accentuated inside the cathedral. At the stage of its design it was decided to design a special nave on the spot where the tsar was wounded.
☞ During the St. Petersburg walking tour to the Church On The Spilled Blood with personal tour guide, you can see the original cobblestone on which the Tsars’ blood was spilled.
The rich outside décor of the Spilled Blood, its historical importance, its memorial purpose to preserve the memory of the tsar-liberator and his tragic death make this landmark a must to see on any city-tour of St. Petersburg excursions.
St. Petersburg walking tour to the Church On The Spilled Blood with personal tour guide presupposes a thorough visit of this museum, getting acquainted with the history of its construction and an inside visit. Here we will see:
- Intricate mosaic decorations.
- Icons of mosaic.
- Tiles, executed by the famous jewelers of their time and decorated with precious stones.
The best artists and mosaic masters took part in the works on decorating the church. That is why sometimes you can hear the Church on the Spilled Blood being called a mosaic museum.
This is exactly why the St. Petersburg walking tour to the Church On The Spilled Blood with personal tour guide will be of interest for Russian history fans or for those interested in the religious part of St. Petersburg life and for art amateurs. Thank you for choosing HolaRussia to get acquainted with one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of St. Petersburg – the Church on the Spilled Blood.