Huge buildings are not always impressive, but the edifice I’m going to talk about has definitely an imposing appearance.
Imposing is exactly the adjective I would use if I had to describe St. Sava’s Temple in just one word.
I discovered this church during my trip to Belgrade, a city which surprised me in a very pleasant way. Considered the symbol of Belgrade, this 81 meter-tall religious edifice seems to dominate the entire city. St. Sava’s Temple is the biggest Orthodox Church in the Balkans and also one of the biggest in the world.
The church is situated in Vracar, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Belgrade. As the name suggests, the edifice is dedicated to Saint Sava, the founder of the Serbian Orthodox church. The legend says that the church was built exactly on the place where the Turks have burnt the relics of Saint Sava.
Painted in white and green, the exterior is pretty simple, but I’m sure that the interior, which is being rehabilitated at the moment, will compensate this simplicity. Only the basement of the church has been rehabilitated so far and it looks like a real masterpiece. From frescoes and icons to chandeliers and lighted columns, everything in that basement is simply impressive.
This place is loaded with a special type of energy which gives you a deep feeling of inner peace. I’m sure that the interior will look absolutely amazing and I really want to revisit this church once the construction is finished.However, it is important to know that the church is functional and you can attend the sermons held there.
All things considered, make sure you will not miss the imposing St. Sava’s Temple in case you plan to visit Belgrade.