Belgrade is a surprisingly interesting city thanks to all the things it has to offer. Ružica Church is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Belgrade and also one of the oldest Serbian Orthodox churches in the city.
Situated in the southern part of the ancient Kalemegdan Citadel, the Church of Roses, the way it is called in English, is surrounded by the ruins of the ancient fortress. Used as a gunpowder warehouse and then converted into a military church, the edifice has witnessed quite a few violent events. After going through such bloody events which didn’t leave it untouched, Ružica Church was finally renovated by the Russian architect Nikolay Krasnov, in 1925.
The exterior walls are covered by plants and if you visit the church when everything is green, the image you will witness will be incredible.
The entrance of the church is guarded by two imposing statues, which symbolize two soldiers from the World War I. They are actually the symbol of all the brave soldiers who lost their lives during that cruel war.
The interior of the church is simple but original at the same time and it is very appreciated by the tourists who visit this edifice. It is decorated with a few ornaments made out of weapons and ammunition used in the World War I. Ružica Church shelters a unique chandelier in the world, made out of rifle and pistol bullets, Serbian sabers, cannon ammunition and parts of military trunks.
Beyond all these aspects, I also liked this church thanks to its special vibration. Ružica Church is the type of place which seems to be loaded with pure energy.
All things considered, I definitely believe that you should add the lovely Ružica Church to your trip list, in case you are going to visit Belgrade!