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Visiting Church of Saint Sava Belgrade

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Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade is the biggest Serbian Orthodox Church of the country, the most confirmed traditional place of worship and one of the biggest Orthodox churches in the world. The massive accomodation capacity and the heartwarming interiors of the church are sure to spellbind the visitors from all over the world. The magnificent facades of the church allure the travelers from everywhere. The church is a spectacular piece of artwork to allure the visitors of the place.

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Come and ponder upon the rich heritage and worshipping culture of the Serbs at this magnificent temple.

Come and ponder upon the rich heritage and worshipping culture of the Serbs at this magnificent temple.

Church of Saint Sava

Church of Saint Sava

St. Sava temple is the biggest church of the city with a capacity of more than 10,000 believers. It is not only well known for its humongous spaciousness but also because of its exorbitant interiors that enraptures visitors from all over the place. Underneath the church floor, there are cellars and crypt of Saint Sava along with the funeral church of Holy Prince Lazar. The domes of the church are ornamented with almost 18 gilded crosses of three distinctive sizes along with 50 house bells. It is one of the most prominent and magnificent churches of the world. While planning your visit to the city, do not forget to pay a visit to this enticing church here.

Architecture

Architecture

The church is most popular for its lavishing architecture. The architectural design of the temple is that of Serbian-Byzantine. There are numerous mosaics within the church covering the walls of the place along with the most significant mosaic of Christ Pantocrator kept on the roof of the largest dome to lure the visitors.

Temporary Prayer Room

Temporary Prayer Room

There is a temporary prayer room built inside the church to facilitate the believers to visit while the construction work is going on in the church. The room is decorated with several paintings of Jesus Christ along with a compact panel to light the candles. It is a cozy and a warm room to worship the Almighty. It allows the visitors to pray in peace and tranquility.

The Main Room

The Main Room

The main room of the church is still vacant, but it's worth seeing because of its massive space. It has an exceptional accommodation capacity to hold the visitors suitably. It is the biggest room of the temple to fascinate the visitors with its size.

Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Visitors are provided with two souvenirs shops within the temple to enable them to buy a token of remembrance from the place. The shop offers mementos related to the structure of the building and Orthodox Christian traditions.

Church of Saint Sava Belgrade Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Entry to the church is free of cost. Visiting hours of the church are from morning 9:00 am till evening 6:00 pm. You only require at most 30 minutes to get around the church.

How To Get Around?

The church is situated in the Municipality of Vracar, which is just half an hour walk away from the centerof the city. You can also reach your destination by any convenient public transport like trams, buses or taxi. You can get around the church on your own to visit all the prominent attractions of the place. You can also go for local guided tours for a more profound expedition of the place.

What Should I Wear?

There is no strict dress code to visit the church so you can wear almost anything to the place. Although, you are recommended to go in decent and elegant attires rather than loud ones to visit the church. Do not carry a lot of baggage that hinders your way to visit the church suitably.

Church of Saint Sava Belgrade Facts

Best Time to Visit

You can visit the church at any time between the visiting hours as per your preference. Although, from morning 11 am till evening 3 pm is considered as the most suitable time for a profound visit to the church.

Currency

Serbian Dinar

Will I Need a Guide?

You do not require a guide to visit the church. You can get around the place on your own. All the other required information is provided on this website for your easy reference.

How To Get There?

You can reach the church by taxi, bus, tram or car. Tram lines 9, 10 and 14 providing transporting facilities to the visitors on Bulevar Oslobodjenja to get to the church. Buses lines 30, 31, 33, 39, 42, 47, 48, 58 and 58 on the same stop as trams (Bulevar Oslobodjenja) drops the visitors at Karadordev Park which is located at a 2min foot distance from the church. Suitable parking facilities are not provided within the church, so it is advisable to travel by public transits to visit the place without any fuss.

Additional Info

After the sunset, in the evening, the church appears to look mesmerizingly bright and lit up. Its a panorama worth experiencing.

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