Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood

St. Petersburg is a gorgeous city and one of the buildings that set it apart from all the rest is Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood. The interesting thing about the churches in Russia is that this is the only place in the world where I’ve seen churches with dome tops, otherwise used only in Islamic architecture.

What makes Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood unique amongst all Russian churches is that this is the only one where all the domes aren’t gold. In this particular church, each dome appears to have its own identity and architecture. The topmost dome swirling like whip cream, the one on the right has verticle designs, each column and twist a different shade. The one on the left was the one where the artist went wild and unleashed their full creativity.

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The red walls of this church add to it a warmth lacking in the other churches. The gilded frescoes and the golden domes mounted with ostentatious crosses ensure it is no less ornate. The Church of our Saviour on spilled blood is surrounded by street peddlers and small market stalls, categorically making this church the most welcoming one in Russia.

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