The cathedral was built in a classic style, with neo-Baroque influences, in the first half of the 19th century. It is full of icons and works of gold by leading artists of the 19th century.
The church, which is considered a national church in Serbia, gradually became a force and a factor of great significance to the Serbian nation. It has been most instrumental in strengthening the unity of the Serbian nation and has been the backbone of the country.
During the Ottoman rule, when the Turks suppressed the Serbs, the Serbian Orthodox Church played a very important role. When the Church provided spiritual support and support to the Serbian people and contributed greatly to national solidarity in those difficult times, it inspired the spirit of freedom and strengthened national feelings and the aspiration for independence. The Serbs drew inspiration from them and a spiritual force that led them to a great readiness for self-sacrifice and heroism on the battlefield. Even in the liberation movement that had crystallized in Serbia, the national clergy took a particularly significant place among the heads of the nation and its future leaders.
In the church are the graves of two of the rulers of Serbia in previous centuries.