Church of the Spilled Blood

This reminds me of something out of Candyland!

Church-of-the-Spilled-Blood (Resurrection church) is one of St Petersburg’s most romantic sites. Although its history suggests it is far from romantic. It was built on the site of Tsar Alexander’s II assassination in 1881 when a terrorist threw a bomb at the Tsar’s carriage. The son Alexander III ordered to build a memorial church on this spot. The pseudo-Russian style was chosen intentionally. The church would stand out from the rest of European architecture of St.Petersburg and remind about the accident and All-Russia’s grief. It took over 20 years to construct it though it never became a public church. Services were only held for the royal family paying tribute to the Czar Martyr.

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