Šabačka Crkva Sv. Apostola Petra i Pavla

Masarikova 1, Sabac

Crkva Svetih apostola Petra i Pavla - the most important information

The church in Sabac, near the street Gospodar Jevremova Ulica, is another legacy left to this city by Jevrem Obrenovic. This Orthodox church bears the memory of tragic events from Serbian history and is significant as a spiritual, historical, and cultural building.

History of the church
This church, dedicated to apostles Peter and Paul, was built in place of the old church, which began to decay, and its construction lasted from 1827 to 1831. To get a new place of worship, the citizens of Sabac participated in its construction in various ways, and Jevrem himself financed a third of the construction works. During the construction, the church received elements that were created by excellent artists, but part of it was destroyed during the First World War.

Significance of the church
It can be said that this church is a symbol of suffering. The saddest period that the church remembers is the month of August 1914, when the citizens of Sabac were captured and later killed by shooting. In the memory of the great victims of the war, there is a monument dedicated to these people in the port. Today, this church bears traces of history, but it is also significant as an Orthodox spiritual building, cultural asset, and tourist attraction.

What to see
Numerous artists are responsible for the current appearance of the church, as they have dedicatedly designed every corner of this building. The local people also continue to nurture this space carefully, both through prayer and contributions, so the church leaves a strong impression on everyone who steps into it. Its beauty is best reflected in the paintings of the iconostasis and frescoes:
  • Iconostasis - completed in 1855 by the painter Pavle Simic
  • Woodcut - made by artists from the workshop of Djordje Devic
  • Gilding works - made by the artist Milos Brankovic
  • Fresco painting - on the occasion of the centenary of the church, in 1931, the interior was painted by the Russian painter Andrei Bitsenko.
Monument in the churchyard
Apart from the church itself, the memory of the victims also bears a special monument located in the yard. It is placed above the memorial ossuary of the victims of the Balkan Wars and the First World War and was built in 1934. In terms of its appearance, the monument represents a magnificent work by Frane Mengel Dincic, made of marble and bronze. It is located on a square base and is decorated with elements of extraordinary details:
  • Bronze figure of a Serbian soldier - located at the top of a marble pillar
  • Bronze relief - adorns the front of the main pillar, where there is a memorial plaque
  • Marble figures - raised on the sides of the main pillar
At the site of this monument, there used to be an elementary school that also suffered damage during the First World War. From 1858 to 1921, this building was the educational center of Sabac, until it was demolished due to great material damage. In the church gate, there is also the grave of Luka Lazarevic, an Orthodox priest and grand duke who took part in the First World War.

How to get to the church
The church is located in the center of Sabac, in the street Masarikova Ulica, and it is easy to reach.
  • By car: from the street Ulica Janka Veselinovica you can enter the street Cara Dusana which leads to Masarikova.
  • By taxi: Taxi Dimitrijevic Sasa 015 / 336-211; Taxi Blagojevic Milan 015 / 323-341;
  • On foot: you can reach the church via these streets on foot. The path can be shorter if you walk along the promenade Gospodar Jevremova Ulica.
Best time to visit: from 7 am to 8 pm
Dress Code: We recommend that you come to church properly dressed, in clothes that cover shoulders and knees.

Liturgy Schedule
  • Morning: from 7:30 am
  • Evening: from 18.00 pm
  • Sundays and holidays: Holy Liturgy from 9:00 am


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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