Come with me to the two most famous Orthodox Cathedrals in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Saviour on the Spilled Blood church, built as a memorial on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881. The church has most mosaics than any other churches in the world.
The number of tourists were insane. Hard to get a photos with just yourself in it. But here’s my jump shot in front of the most elaborate facade I’ve ever seen!
What you see when you look up at the highest point inside the church.
Beautiful paintings on the inside.
The walls are covered with mosaic paintings.
The altar in the centre.
The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Also the second tallest building in the city, contains the tombs of nearly all the ruler of Russia since Peter the Great.
Look at the number of tourists.
Mom and I standing in front of the Cathedral waiting in line to get in.
Extravagant graves of the formal rulers of Russia.
The main altar with everything gold.
The ceiling patterns and lighting.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral. We didn’t get a chance to tour this one but the building is very impressive.
This pretty much wraps up my trip to St. Petersburg, along with visiting all the palaces (see post here). This city is absolutely stunning and I don’t think I spent enough time. I only stayed for 2 days because I was on a cruise trip, but I honestly believe touring the city requires a week or so. There are still many attractions I didn’t get a chance to visit. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my stay and I hope to be back someday to see the places I didn’t get to see. Every single architecture is so unique that the excitement and anticipation of what’s to come will keep you engaged at all times. I promise there will never be a dull moment when you are walking down the streets of St. Petersburg. I wanted to take photos of every little corner because everything is just filled with history and culture, that’s what makes the city so spectacular!
If you’d like some travel tips or looking to join a tour group, feel free to get in touch with me! I hope you like the photos.
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