Temple of Saint Sava
20th-century church featuring imposing, Byzantine-inspired architecture & a 70-m. central dome.
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The Cathedral of Saint Sava (Hram Svetog Save) is the largest Serbian Orthodox church, the largest Orthodox place of worship in the Balkans and one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world.
From whichever direction you approach the capital of Serbia, there’s one edifice you won’t be able to miss. Every day, its grandiose bell towers with almost 50 bells announce noon. Its walls bring tens of thousands of believers together and its magnificent appearance and sacred spirit protect the…
Sveti Sava is the world's biggest Orthodox church, a fact made entirely obvious when looking at the city skyline from a distance or standing under its dome.
Churches in the Balkans don’t come much more monolithic than this. That is a descriptor and a fact, as the Church of St Sava is the largest in the region and one of the biggest Orthodox cathedrals on the planet. Built on the spot where the eponymous saint’s remains were supposedly burned to dust in…
During the five centuries under Turkish slavery, the greatest insult was made to the Serbian people in 1594, when the Turkish invaders brought the body of Saint Sava, which rested in the Mileseva Monastery (died 1235), brought to Belgrade and burned it down on Vracar. Only a few decades after the…
The largest Orthodox Church in the Balkan region, and the second largest in the world, St Sava is an ever-present monument in Serbia’s capital. High on the Vračar plateau, you can see the church’s white granite and marble walls from any approach to Belgrade, while the 50 bells that sound noon ring…
Largest Orthodox temple in Europe. It is being built for over a hundred years, details are still being worked out.
“Undoubtedly the most popular Serbian of the last century, Nikola Tesla’s life is covered in this small museum in Vračar. A short video gives a strong overview of the great man, before visitors get the chance to interact with some of his most famous inventions. The rest of the museum is given over to a Tesla-centric exhibition. If you are in any way curious about the life of the Electric Jesus, be sure to make a beeline for the Nikola Tesla Museum.”
“Belgrade’s Bohemian Quarter isn’t entirely Bohemian and constitutes more of a street than a quarter, but that doesn’t make it any less essential when visiting the Serbian capital. A cobblestoned thoroughfare lined by restaurants, bars and artisanal stores from top to bottom, it has come a long way from being where those the city deemed undesirable were forced to live in the 19th century. The early 20th century saw the writers, artists and drunks of the city move in, filling the kafanas with intense creative thought and emptying the cellars of whatever booze was available. The artists have now been replaced with tourists, but the street remains one of the most energetic spots of this most energetic city.”
“Artificial lake designed in recent decades by city government to provide Belgraders a peace of nature and leisure during weekends or any other days off. ”
“The ultimate shopping destination which offers you unforgettable journey that brings to the surface your self-esteem, boldness and empathy.”
“This cavernous Neo-Byzantine church is one of the largest in Serbia, and although its outer structure was completed during the 1930s interior works are ongoing. The sublime iconostasis for instance was only completed in the 1990s: The frame is marble, while the icons inside and the painting of the last supper were composed by Đuro Radulović, an academic painter from Belgrade. Work on the crypt began in 2007 under the narthex, and tombs of 19th-century clergy and Serbian royalty were transferred here. These had been in the old St Mark’s, founded directly after Serbian independence and wrecked during the German bombing of Belgrade in 1941. ”