Today it is already seen as a huge and impressive structure, many of which identify its resemblance to world-famous buildings, such as the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul and the Taj Mahal in India. Indeed, like the Taj Mahal, this church is made out of white marble and glistening, which together with the sight of its arches reminds of the ancient and famous building in India.
St. Sava is considered the largest Orthodox church in the world still active today. It is second in size, in eastern Europe, after the Church of Moscow, which is considered the largest church in the world of this Christian sect.
The inspiration for shaping the magnificent church was received by its Serbian planners from Byzantine architecture. But the story of St. Sava begins at the end of the 16th century, following the rebellion of the Serbs, when they fought the Ottomans. When the Serbs were defeated, the Ottomans burned all the remains of the holy Sava , who was perceived as the defender of the people and the Serbian church. In the 20th century the Serbs decided to build this church in memory of the saint, where his remains were burned by the Turks.
Already today the church is one of the new symbols, which occupy a place in the skyline of Belgrade. It is easy to distinguish it from different parts of the city and right now, even if it is still a structure whose construction is not finished and is incomplete, especially in the interior works that remain, it looks wonderful. At the end of the work, the inner space will be rich with luxurious frescoes that have been restored and restored over 100 years, in a process that continues to this day.
The church also contains copies of traditional works from the Middle Ages and Serbian artworks. You can also get an impression from the outside and go inside and enjoy the great inner space, even if it has not yet been completed. Today, its plump, round chapel structure is one of the largest and most beautiful Orthodox churches in the world.
The church belongs to a Christian sect of the Serbian Orthodox Church, a stream that is Serbian in every respect. It is named after the Christian Saint Sava, whose name was also commemorated by the name of the river called Sava that passes through the city. The same Sava, by the way, is one of the most important figures in Serbian history. He was a saint revered by the Serbian Orthodox Church and one of its founders. Sava is also considered the saint and patron of many schools and of various Serbian kindergartens.