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Russian Orthodox Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg entered the top of the best sites in the world, which are the most popular among travelers. Petersburg Church was on the 12th line of the rankings of the world’s best attractions. The Travelers’ Choice was based on a review of travelers from different countries. 11th line is the Eiffel Tower, and the 13th – Notre Dame Cathedral. The top ten cultural sites, the most interesting tours include: a temple complex in Cambodia Angkor Wat, ancient American city of Machu Picchu in Peru, the mausoleum-mosque Taj Mahal in India, Sheikh Zayed mosque in the UAE, the Sagrada Familia in Spain, St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, the cathedral of Milan in Italy, US Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil and the bridge “Golden Gate” in San Francisco, USA. A similar rating was made in Europe. The Cathedral of St. Petersburg took fifth place.
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is the symbol of St. Petersburg and Russia – the first church established on the spot death of the emperor Alexander II, one of the many victims of the coming revolution. The Church was built and consecrated in 1907 by architect A. Parland. 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. It intentionally resembles the 17th-century Yaroslavl churches and the celebrated St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow.
The entrance to the church of the Savior on Spilled Blood draw up two steps, adjacent to the bell tower. Between symmetrically placed entrances placed a crucifix, executed in mosaic. The interior of the church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is strikingly magnificent. The walls of the cathedral almost completely covered with mosaic images, the work of talented craftsmen of St. Petersburg and Russia. The central place is given to mosaics created from sketches, by famous Russian artist V.M. Vasnetsov, “The Virgin and Child” and “Savior.”
Ground part of the cathedral is covered with Serdobolsk granite, installed in the basement twenty commemorative plaques, made of dark-red granite, with gilt letters on them designate acts of the Emperor Alexander II: the main event of February 19, 1855 to March 1, 1881.
Russia most popular sites. Top-10
The top-10 Russian sites, in addition to the Church of the Savior on Blood, includes Red Square in Moscow, the Grand Palace in Peterhof, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Catherine Palace and Park in Tsarskoye Selo, the Kazan Kremlin, the Palace Square in St. Petersburg, Kronstadt Naval Cathedral and the Russky Bridge in Vladivostok.