Historical sites


Saint Sava Church and Saint Sava Cathedral on Vračar plateau, built at the place where the remains o Saint Sava were burned by the order of the Turkish vizier on April 27, 1594.
Saint Sava (1175-1235). Archbishop, statesman and writer, the son of Saint Simeon, acquired an important place in the national traditions, in literature, iconography and painting. He is also celebrated as the patron of education.

He obtained the independence of Serbian Church. By forming Srbian Church he also formed Serbian state and culture.Together with his father, he erected Hilandar Monastery on Sveta Gora. He reconciled his brother who fought for power and worked, prayed and lived not only for the benefit of all the peoples in the Balkans, but for the people of the whole world.
On the plateau in front of Saint Sava’s Temple there is an monument dedicated to Karađorđe, the lider of The First Serbian Uprising (1768-1817) and the new building of the National Library of Serbia (the old one was burnt down by Germans together with complete collection of books and invaluable Cyrilic manuscrips form the Middle Ages).