"ST PETERSBURG : RESURRECTION CHURCH" Russia Things to Do Tip by swesn

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  Resurrection Church glistens in the evening sun
by swesn

The blue-yellow intricately tiled and painted multi-domed Church of the Resurrection of Christ (Khram Voskresenia Khristova) is another feast to the eyes.

It is built along Griboedova Canal between 1883-1907. Apparently, this was the spot where Alexander II was blown up. So, this church is also known as the Church of the Saviour of the Spilled Blood (Khram Spasa na Krovi).

I don't usually visit the interior of churches, especially those that ask for charges but this church is truly magnificent... on the outside.

I read that it took 24 years to build and 27 years to restore. Very lovingly built and restored, I must say. The evening sun casts a gorgeous light to it.

Website: http://www.cityvision2000.com/city_tour/spas.htm

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  • Updated Jun 27, 2003
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