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Ružica, Belgrade

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#7 of 30 in Historic Sites in Belgrade
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Featured in numerous articles, including in the Atlas Obscura, Ružica features a facade covered in greenery and chandeliers made of weapons. Pressed up against the walls of the Belgrade fortress, the church has a history dating back to the 14th century, after which it was destroyed and rebuilt several times; the present construction is from 1925. During the 1700s, soldiers kept their gunpowder inside, and in the 19th century it served as a military church. Enter the cave-like chamber to see vivid frescoes and the famous chandeliers wrought from cannon ammunition, officers' swords, and pistols. Take time to view the medieval-style yards adorning the fort's base. Make Ružica a centerpiece of your Belgrade vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Belgrade trip planner.
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  • Very interesting small Orthodox church, which is located within the Belgrade Fortress. The first church was built in the 15th century, and the existing building was reconstructed in 1925. 
    Very interesting small Orthodox church, which is located within the Belgrade Fortress. The first church was built in the 15th century, and the existing building was reconstructed in 1925.  more »
  • It took us a while to find it but we were glad we did. Signage isn’t great and they seem to use a few different names for it. The chandeliers were very impressive, however. 
    It took us a while to find it but we were glad we did. Signage isn’t great and they seem to use a few different names for it. The chandeliers were very impressive, however.  more »
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  • It's cool to see this contrast in one place. A chandelier made out of swords and bullets is quite an image.
  • Among 10 most interesting church in the world. Military Church with a lot of used gunshot bullets used to make staff for Church.

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