Saborni hram – the most important information
Saborni hram was built in the second half of the 19th century, after Serbia was freed from the Turkish rule. Simbolically, the foundation was laid by the still juvenile Prince Milan Obrenovic, the son of Milos Obrenovic. Due to its historical importance it was proclaimed a cultural monument of great importance in 2005.
History of Saborni hram
The church is placed at the city center and it was projected by the architect Andrej Andrejevic who studied architecture in Russia so he introduced its spirit into the church design. It is made of rock, in Byzantine-Roman style with five domes decorating its top. The building lasted fifteen years, from 1869 to 1884. The interior of the church is equally fascinating. Marble floor, gilded icons and stone poles make quite the impression. Under the blessing of the Bishop Jovan the church was renewed in 2003 and 2004. The roof was fixed, the façade refreshed and the domes were ornamented with gilded crosses. Today, Saborni hram is one of the main touristic attractions of Kragujevac.
The richness of Saborni hram is in its history and faith, displayed through its walls. The art which graces it and the effort put show how much it means to the Serbian history and Ortodoxy.
- Frescoes (great names like Voja Kovacevic, Miloje Milinkovic and Adonis Stregiu are to be praised for the frescoes and paintings in the church)
- Iconostasis (the iconostasis is the work of Andrej Bicenko and the carving was done by Aleksandar Redkin. The iconostasis has become damaged due to candle smoke)
How to get to Saborni hram
The church is placed at the city center so it can easily be reached by foot. The bus lines to be taken are:
The services are held during the great Serbian holidays, like Christmas Eve and Christmas, in the morning and evening hours.
Code of conduct: The church can be entered only if appropriately dressed