Tourist Attraction in Saint Petersburg: Tserkov' Spasa na Krovi
The Cathedral of the Spilled Blood or Church of the Resurrection of the Savior on the Spilled Blood is a Russian Orthodox Church of St. Petersburg, situated on the bank of the Griboedov canal (named after Alexandr Griboiedov) near the park of the Russian Museum and the Nevsky Prospekt. The church was built at the site where Tsar Alexander II of Russia was killed, the victim of an attack on March 13, 1881 (March 1 in the Julian calendar, in effect at the time). During World War II and the siege of the city, a bomb hit the church's highest dome. The bomb did not explode and remained locked in the church's dome for 19 years. Only when the workers came up to the dome to repair the gutters, the bomb was found and withdrawn. It was then that it was decided to begin the restoration of the church of the spilled blood. After 27 years of restoration work, the church was inaugurated as a state museum, where visitors can learn about the murder of Alexander II.