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"Cathedral of the Ressurection" Cathedrals and Churches Tip by ania70pl

Cathedrals and Churches, Saint Petersburg: 278 reviews and 569 photos

 
 

Also called Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood. It was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881. The church was built between 1883 and 1907 and was officially called the Resurrection of Christ Church. The construction of the church was almost entirely funded by the Imperial family and thousands of private donators. Both the interior and exterior of the church is decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics, designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists.
The church was closed for services in the 1930s, when the Bolsheviks went on an offensive against religion and destroyed churches all over the country. It remained closed and under restoration for over 30 years and was finally reopened in 1997.

Address: Naberezhnaia kanala Griboyedova
Phone: (812) 527-38-37
Website: http://ilya-prorok.ru/

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  • Updated Jul 12, 2003
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