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Church of Saint Sava - Belgrade

Updated: Sep 7, 2021

Saint Sava Temple - One visit

Magnificent monument with the most remarkable architecture. This church surprises you from all pockets as you explore the city. It is perched upon the Vračar plateau in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Church of Saint Sava (also known as the Temple of Saint Sava) is the largest Serbian Orthodox church. It is the largest Orthodox place of worship in the Balkans and one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world.

It is believed to be the location where the remains of Saint Sava were burned in 1595 by Ottoman Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha to break the Serbian spirit.

Construction started in 1935 and only completed the mosaics in the temple in 2020. They are still working on the temple today, completing the interior.

Its total height reaches 82m, with the dome 70m high. The main gold plated cross gives it an additional 12m. The central dome weighs 4,000 tons and took 40 days to lift.

More than 49 bells in the tower and over 18 gold plated crosses on the dome.

The Temple can receive an amazing 10,000 people at any time.

It is wonderful to hear the bell chimes during the day throughout the city, and we have been blessed with views from our balconies where we have stayed.

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