Cathedrals and Churches, Saint Petersburg
Church built in 1883 where Alexander II was killed. It kind of remembers the Basilica of Saint Nicholas in Moscow but the interior is really beautiful, full of incredibly detailed mosaics.
The view that opens up is breathtaking - and they have loudspeaker giving information about the things you can see from major lookout points there.
This called the Church ON the Spilled Blood not Church OF the Spilled Blood because it was built on the site of the assassination of a Tsar Alexander.
After viewing the icon many woman (including young women) backed out of the church crossing themselves and didn't turn their back to the icon until they had reached the road.
Peter the Great had this church built in the Peter and Paul fortress in the European style not the Russian Orthodox style. It has a spire rather than onion domes.
Built by Alexander II after failed attept to zar in 1881.
Its colored cupolas recall S.Basil style; very nice also the inside, with very beautiful mosaics
Izmajlovskij Troichkij sobor
from Isakievskij sobor's cupola, if you watch in the direction opposite than the admiralty spire, you can see the blue cupolas of this nice cathedral.
The main tower of the cathedral is crowned with 5 domes & adjoined by a bell tower with a gilded dome & 2 porches.
Fullscreen photo is here: Kazansky Cathederal
Fullsize photo is here: Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood
built in 1883-1907 on the spot where tsar alexandre II was blown up in 1881.
partly modelled on st basile in moscow.
inside 7000 sq meters of mosaics.
See the many beautiful churches. This Church of the Resurrection of Christ is arguably the most spectacular.
Both interior and exterior are a prime example of Russian religious architecture.
The church of the Holy Trinity has been restored after suffering fire damage in the war and has recently opened again for services.
Tour of the Alexander Nevskiy monastery grounds.
The cemetery where Dostoevsky and Chaikovsky are buried.
As you walk around St Petersburg you will a lot of small churches like this one. This one is particularly beautiful inside.