Why visit: The biggest church and top landmark in Belgrade, architecture, surroundings, people.
The Saint Sava plateau is a park located in the district of Vračar, near Slavija, one of the most important city squares. It takes the name after the two churches located on the plateau, dedicated to Saint Sava, one of the most important figures of medieval Serbia, whose remains had allegedly been burned on that spot in 1595 by the Ottoman Sinan Pasha. Besides the smaller church and the great temple of St. Sava, the National library of Serbia is also an important landmark located on the plateau.
In front of the churches, near Bulevar Oslobođenja (Liberty boulevard), there’s a monument to Karađorđe (Karadjordje – Black George), the leader of the First Serbian Uprising, a revolution that gave birth to the modern history of the nation. The adjacent Karađorđev park takes name after this great leader.
Adjacent to the St. Sava plateau is Karađorđev park, and nearby is the Clinic Center of Serbia.
Getting here: Yo can get to the plateau from Slavija and Autokomanda on foot. Tram lines 9, 10, 14 and bus lines 30, 33, 39, 48, 57, 58 stop directly in front of the plateau, and several more lines go through Slavija. This is one important hub for the Southern suburbs.