Russia: Saint Petersburg – Savior on the Blood Cathedral

Cathedral of the Savior of the Blood almost looks like a twin sister of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. It was built on the spot where Tsar Alexander II was shot in 1881. Unlike most other churches and cathedrals in Saint Petersburg that follow either Neoclassical or Baroque architecture, the Cathedral of the Savior of the Blood is a an example of the medieval Russian style of colorful multiple onion domes and elaborate decorations – it almost looks like a toy. Inside, hundreds of colorful frescoes cover all the walls and especially the ceiling.