Churches of Saint Petersburg

Trip Start Mar 13, 2007
1
25
92
Trip End Aug 10, 2007


Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Map Options
Show trip route
Hide lines
shadow

Flag of Russia  , Novgorod,
Friday, April 20, 2007

Saint Petersburg has a few very notable churches including massive Saint Isaac's Cathedral, which looks as though the Tsars were trying to build something to compete with Saint Peter's in Rome.  The local claim is that it's the world's third largest cathedral after Saint Peter's and Saint Paul's in London, but that's a claim I've heard about cathedrals in about six different cities I've been to, so it's a bit suspect to me. 

Even more impressive in my opinion, though, is the Church of Our Savior on the Site of the Spilled Blood (now that's a mouthful).  It was built in the 1880s in an older Russian style on the site of Tsar Alexander II's assassination.  What's really notable about it, though, is not the colorful onion shaped domes and ornate exterior, but that its interior is entirely covered in glass mosaic.

Post your own travel photos for friends and family Pictures

Slideshow Report as Spam
  • Your comment has been posted. Click here or reload this page to see it below.

  • Please enter a comment.
  • Please provide your name.
  • Please avoid using symbols in your name.
  • This name is a bit long. Please shorten it, or avoid special characters.
  • Please enter your email address to receive notification
  • Please enter a valid email address

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html: