Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
The Church of “Our Savior on the Spilt Blood” is designed in the style of the 16th – 17th centuries Moscow and Yaroslavl churches. It is famous for its wonderful mosaics which cover more than 7,000 square meters of inner space.
The church was erected on the location of the assassination of Russian Tsar Alexander II which happened on the 1st of March in 1881. Alexander II is known as one of the outstanding Russian public figures who held the important military, economic and political reforms in Russia. The Church on the Spilled Blood was specially constructed to commemorate him; the money for its creation was collected from all over Russia.
The Church is especially remarkable for its architectural design and is one of the local must-sees. It works as a museum and shows the rare examples of Russian mosaic art.