The world’s Most Beautiful Churches: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg


Our Forefathers Gave Us These – What Do We Give Our Children?

Also known as the Church on Spilt Blood and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, this church marks the site where Emperor Alexander II died in March 1881. The building was badly damaged and looted in the Russian Revolution, and any form of religious worship was banned by the Soviet regime. Today it is a landmark, and a honeypot for tourists to St Petersburg, but has not been reconsecrated

These places of worship – whether still in use or not – are a reminder of the will, effort – and often significant financial resources – put into the construction of churches and chapels. Whether seen as the culmination of a pilgrimage or as a more casual visit, these religious buildings are some of the world’s greatest.

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