Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood
Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood (or Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ) is one of the highlights of St. Petersburg in Russia.
Situated on along the Griboedov Canal it was built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881 when anarchists threw grenades at his carriage. The first grenade failed to injure the Tsar, but when he got out of the carriage he was mortally wounded by a second grenade. The Tsar later died at the Winter Palace.
After the attack a shrine was erected at the spot where the Tsar’s blood was spilled and this was enclosed within the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood.
The interior and exterior of the church is decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics, designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the time. As you can see the church is stunning even on a dull, rainy day!