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St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save)
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Belgrade Private City Tour
Ranked #24 of 237 things to do in Belgrade
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

St Sava’s is the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans and considered (by Serbians) to be one of the most important Orthodox cathedrals in the world. Located on hill this grand temple/church has pride and place looking over the city.

It sits on the spot where the Ottomans burned the relics of St Sava in 1594. The saint himself was the first archbishop of the Serbian Orthodox church and lived from 1175 to 1236. The plans were actually drawn up in the 19th century but construction didn’t kick off until 1935. It was then interrupted by WWII. We knew all this before we went in, but were still shocked at how much there is left to do.

The exterior is quite beautiful with its gleaming white tiles, (structure completed (1989)) during our visit the interior was quite chaotic, with noise and sand blasting,(dust) , an OH&S, nightmare, as it is still undergoing construction, (site was consecrated in 2004). However, worth a quick look to see the massive dome, with its stunning mosaics.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The temple is unfinished , so there is not much to see. Only the basement is finished. It is intresting but i gues when they finish building it will bi much nicer.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

One of the largest church buildings in the world, The Temple of Saint Sava is a monumental Serbian Orthodox church. Complete from the outside with its 40 meter walls and 4,000 ton central dome, the church is still under construction on the inside and is expected to be finished in a few years. The beautiful internal decorations downstairs are complete. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The temple is still under construction but you can observe the lower part and the beautiful decorated dome,

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

St Sava is a prominent landmark on the Belgrade skyline, and it is very impressive up close too, mainly because of its sheer scale. Although the inside is still under construction, I strongly recommend you go inside, just to appreciate the size of it. Also, make sure you go downstairs to the crypt, very impressive for different reasons.

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