Also known as the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, this is one of the most emblematic buildings of St. Petersburg. It is located near the bank of the Gribaedova canal, and was built in honor of Tsar Alexander II, who was killed there on March 13, 1881. Of unquestionable beauty, and inspired by St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, the construction has certain characteristics closely related to the assasined tsar. The central dome of the cathedral measures 81 meters high because the Tsar died in 1881. The lateral domes each measure 62 meters high since the Tsar died at 62. It is a definite must visit if you go to St.