Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood tickets and audio tour
Attractions & guided tours

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood tickets and audio tour

Language: Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the most unusual cathedral in St. Petersburg
  • Admire the mesmerizing decoration of the church
  • Discover its history with an included audio tour app
What to expect

This experience is dedicated to the most unusual cathedral in St. Petersburg: the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - its name alone is worth a visit! Thanks to a multimedia audio tour app you will learn about the events that led to its construction, discover the secret of the appearance of the "Russian" church in "European" Petersburg, and examine its mesmerizing decoration.

Admire the temple from the outside and learn the history of its construction, and then walk inside and get acquainted with the peculiarities of its decoration. Hear about its unique mosaics, the fate of the cathedral after the revolution, and the ordeals that befell it during the siege of Leningrad. You will also receive recommendations for the best photo opportunities inside and outside the church.

What is the Savior and whose blood are we talking about? How did the cathedral, built in the traditions of Russian temple architecture of the 16-17th centuries, appear in this "European" city? And, finally, why does the building seem to "crash" onto the surface of the Griboyedov Canal, whose channel had to be narrowed at this point by 8.5 meters?

During the audio tour, you will hear the story of 7 attempts on the life of Emperor Alexander II, the last of which was fatal. Did the monarch's marriage to the young princess Dolgorukova play a role here? After all, an old legend says that no one from the Romanov family can get close to women from her family…

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Entrance tickets to Church of the Savior on Blood
    • Downloadable multimedia tour app
    • Audio guide commentary in Russian
    Where

    Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - Griboyedov channel embankment, St. Petersburg, Russia, 191186

    Meeting point:
    Please use the barcode tickets you receive from the WeGoTrip app to enter the church.
    What to remember
    • Please note: you will need to download the WeGoTrip tour app in order to check in and use the audio guide
    • After booking, you will receive an SMS with a direct link for downloading the app to your smartphone
    • Important: at the meeting point, please use the barcode tickets you receive from the app, not the code shown on our confirmation voucher
    • The audio tour is only available in Russian and works offline. Remember to bring your headphones and a charged smartphone
    • This is a self-guided tour, you won't find a guide at the meeting point
    • Children under 7 can participate free of charge without reservation
    • This tour doesn't allow more than 6 people per day
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    Provider
    WeGoTrip
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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