As I am interested in sacral architecture (both modern and classic), I was looking forward to my visit at St. Sava's temple in Belgrade very much and was not disappointed. This church is simply gorgeous, it's an example of how a modern church should look like. Located on Vracar hill, St. Sava's is a landmark of Belgrade, it's visible from many points of the city and it's beautifully illuminated at night. Furthermore, this church is considered to be the 2nd biggest orthodox church building worldwide, only Moscow's cathedral of Christ the Saviour is bigger.
The history of the construction of St. Sava's dates back to 1935 but construction was on hold during World War II and under Tito's rule. Construction was continued in 1985 but is still not finished. Although building activities of the exterior seem to be very advanced, there is still much to do inside. Nevertheless, it's worth to see the interior as one gets a good impression of the size and to experience the contemplative atmosphere. In addition, a small chapel on the right side of the building is available for individual prayer.
It's worth mentioning that St. Sava's church is located on historical soil: In 1806, the Turks were beaten under Karadorde on this ground. Additionally, it's where St. Sava's mortal remains were burned by the Turks (that is the reason why the church was built on Vracar hill).
To sum it up, the church of St. Sava is one Serbia's greatest highlights and should be considered an example of modern sacral architecture. I hope to return to Belgrade to see it after completion.
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