23 October 2013

Saint museum of mosaic

The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood (known locally as Spas na Kravi) is a beautiful gold-draped onion-domed church on the Griboedov canal, one of the many waterways, in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Azat Galimov: Griboyedov canal (2011)

It was built on the place where the Russian emperor Alexander II was assassinated on March 1, 1881. 

More relevant view: Google maps

Construction began in 1883. Work progressed slowly and was finally completed in 1907.

Architecturally, the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood differs from St. Petersburg's other structures. The city's architecture is predominantly Baroque and Neoclassical, but the Savior on Blood harks back to medieval Russian architecture in the spirit of romantic nationalism.

Both the interior and exterior of the church is decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics, over 7500 square meters of mosaics!

 © CGP Grey

Russian orthodox church in Saint Petersburg Spas na Krovi

Look at the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood's web cam.