The largest orthodox temple in the world, the huge Saint Sava temple is one of Belgrade’s most famous landmarks, and is visible from many parts of the city.
It was built in the Neo-Byzantine style with white marble, and it’s shiny white color represents divinity. The much smaller old Saint Sava church is just beside the temple, as is the National library of Serbia.
The interior of the temple is still unfinished, due to the complexity of fresco-painting, but entrance is allowed. Many important religious events take place and processions start at this temple.
Saint Sava temple in numbers
The height of the highest cupola is around 68 meters with a 13 meters tall golden cross at it’s top, giving it a total height of 81 meters. It has about 85 meters in diameter and 40 bells.
It gets even more impressive during heavy winters when it’s cupolas become white too!