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Before I tell you about the temple, I should tell you who was St. Sava.
His real name was Rastko Nemanjic and he was a prince. Son of Stefan Nemanja. At the age of 17 he decided to live his life as a monk, so ran away and became one the same night, before he was found by his Father and his men. That is when Rastko Nemanjic became a monk Sava. He was a peacemaker on the Balkans and all serbian neighbours loved and respected him. St. Sava was one of the founders of Serbian Orthodox Church.

St. Sava, God rest his soul, died in Trnovo (Bulgaria) January 12th 1236. It was a big struggle over his body and it took years before Serbia could have his remains, that were later burried in monastery Milesevo in Serbia.

During the Turk rule over Serbia, on April 27th 1594, Sinan-Pasa burned St. Sava's remains on Vracar as a proof of turkish dominance over Serbia. He destroyed what was the most sacret to our people.

On the exact place, now stands the Temple of St. Sava.

Address: Karadjordje's Park, Vracar
Directions: On the Vracar plateau, 400meters from Slavija square, walk up St Sava street
Website: http://hramsvetogsave.com/Hram/ser/Vesti/default.htm

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  • Updated Oct 11, 2004
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