St. Sava Temple, Belgrade
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St. Sava Temple, Belgrade - Address, Phone Number
Address: Svetosavski Square | Karadjordje's Park, Vracar, Belgrade 011, Serbia
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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This church of white marble and granite, vast and grand, defies description. It’s new (construction started in the 20th century), and still incomplete, though you won’t be able to tell that at a casual glance. The architecture is Serbian-Byzantine. It was thought that in 1595, the Sinan-Pasha burned the relics of Saint Sava here, but this has since been proven inaccurate.
The church can hold 10000 people at a time. Its polyphonic bells sound every hour. On the inside though, it’s not so impressive. You’re better off clicking pictures from the outside. Once it IS finished on the inside though, it’ll join the ranks of the greatest churches in the world.
St. Sava Temple Information
- If you come in the evening, after the sun has gone down, you’ll see the church looking magically lit up. It’s a sight worth coming for.
How To reach St. Sava Temple by Public Transport
- tram 9, 10, 14
- bus 31, 33, 44, 47, 48, 59
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Definitely one of the most spectacular and magnificent temples I have ever seen. The church is being redecorated and rebuilt now, so we just are able to imagine intricately made mosaics inside. Anyway, the temple definitely one of the most culturally significant buildings in Belgrade. It is simply impossible to look at it and maintain equilibrium.
Must be seen in person as pictures alone do not capture how tall and immense this building is. Looks great at dusk and well lit up at night by multiple spotlights. NOT finished on the inside at all. The inside only has unfinished and unpainted walls and scaffolding. You can walk in and see the construction though, which is cool just to see how high the ceiling is. Sign in front of the church has some English description of the church and the background of its history and construction. I would give this 5 stars if the inside was completed, but by the looks of it, it will be many years before that is done.
Saint Sava is one of the most important thing in Belgrade. The Temple is huge and has a lot of visitors. It is still under construction but in year or two it will be completed. The cript in the basement is fully equipped and the entrance is free.
Probably the best known cathedral in Serbia. Currently it's under reconstruction, but still you can see a wonderful crypt. Recommended!
Holy place and cradle of Serbs. Of exceptional historical significance and tradition.
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