St. Sava TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Svetosavski Square | Karadjordje's Park, Vracar, Belgrade 011, Serbia
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +381-113348958
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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.
- 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.
- tram 9, 10, 14
- bus 31, 33, 44, 47, 48, 59
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95% of people who visit Belgrade include St. Sava Temple in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
51% of people start their St. Sava Temple visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St. Sava Temple
91.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Sava Temple
My friend lived right around the corner from this amazing church. What a stunning sight and amazing history that goes along with this church. It has been through quite a bit. The church itself is still unfinished to this day but just recently they put up a beautiful mosaic in the main dome and the crypt is so incredibly beautiful! Check it out. Just be aware, it is still a place of worship and they ask that you be respectful and quiet when entering!
This is the largest church in Serbia and one of the largest churches in the World. The crypt of the temple has been completed and works on the mosaic are underway, which should take another 2 years. At the end of this process, the environment should be regulated. In the next two years, the temple should receive a new decorative lighting..
One of the biggest orthodox temple, still waiting to be completely finished. But you can see that beauty even now.
There's a lot of discussion about the "largest church" pitting Saint Sava against the Saint Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria (which is the larger one in my opinion). Sava is under constant construction and only a small amount of interior area is accessible and visible. The rest is hidden behind a huge ceiling to floor green canvass. What is visible however is quite beautiful. Don't miss the mostly finished "crypt" below the church. All artwork done by local artists and craftsman.
Amazing architecture! It's still under renovation so you will have limited access. But i highly recommend you to visit as it is amazingly big and beautiful, even from the outside.