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    • When Architecture Meets Religion: World's Most Beautiful Churches
    • When Architecture Meets Religion: World's Most Beautiful Churches
    • When Architecture Meets Religion: World's Most Beautiful Churches
    • When Architecture Meets Religion: World's Most Beautiful Churches
    • When Architecture Meets Religion: World's Most Beautiful Churches
    • When Architecture Meets Religion: World's Most Beautiful Churches
    • When Architecture Meets Religion: World's Most Beautiful Churches
    • When Architecture Meets Religion: World's Most Beautiful Churches
    • When Architecture Meets Religion: World's Most Beautiful Churches
    • When Architecture Meets Religion: World's Most Beautiful Churches
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    The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg. It is one of the most famous and gorgeous landmarks of St. Petersburg. The church was dedicated to Emperor Alexander II and was built on the site where he was mortally wounded by anarchist conspirators on March 13, 1881. Construction began in 1883. It was completed in 1907. The building encompasses an elaborated shrine which was constructed exactly on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated. The Church contains over 7,500 square meters of mosaics. The interior was designed by some of the most celebrated Russian artists of the time, including Viktor Vasnetsov and Mikhail Vrubel. Now the Church is a museum and a Russian architectural monument.

    Above: A view of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia, alongside with other two Russian churches was put on the world’s most beautiful churches list, gathered by The Telegraph.

    The geography of the list spreads all over the globe, from Northern Europe to Iran, Ethiopia and America, and includes both popular tourist destinations and remote ancient churches.

     

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