15 April 2009

Architecture: St. Sava dome


St Sava dome 2, originally uploaded by Katarina 2353.

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"The Temple of Saint Sava (Serbian: Храм светог Саве / Hram svetog Save) is the largest Orthodox church in the world. The church is dedicated to Saint Sava, founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church and an important figure in medieval Serbia. It is built on the Vračar plateau, on the location where his remains are thought to have been burned in 1595 by the Ottoman Empire's Sinan Pasha.
From its location, it dominates Belgrade's cityscape, and is perhaps the most monumental building in the city.
The dome is 70m high, while the main gold plated cross is another 12 m high, which gives a total of 82 m to the height Cathedral of Saint Sava. Church holds a dominant position in Belgrade's cityscape and is visible from all approaches to the city."

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