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St. Mark's Church description and photos - Serbia: Belgrade. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is St. Mark's Church.
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St. Mark's Church has the largest collection of icons in Serbia, painted in the XIII-XIX centuries. This temple is located in the center of Belgrade, in the Tashmaidan Park, next to the building of the Assembly (Parliament) of Serbia.
The first church on this site was built in 1835 - at a time when Turkish troops were still present in the city ... Therefore, any large-scale construction was still out of the question, the church was built modest and small in size. In the 30s of the twentieth century, its reconstruction began, which was completed before the outbreak of World War II. The authors of this project are Petar and Branko Krstici, who taught at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Belgrade. They were guided by the architecture of Gracanica, a monastery founded at the beginning of the 14th century. Now this monastery is located in the autonomous region of Kosovo. The Belgrade temple was built in its likeness in the Serbian-Byzantine style.
The remains of one of the most prominent Serbian rulers, King Stefan Dusan, who ruled the country in the XIV century, are kept in the tomb of this church.
Near there is a small Russian church with the Church of St. Mark. Holy Trinity Church was built by Russian emigrants in the 20s of the last century. When laying the foundation, a handful of Russian soil was laid in the foundation of the church. The remains of General Pyotr Wrangel were buried in this church, thus fulfilling his will to bury in the land of the Orthodox state. In the late 90s, the church was badly damaged during the NATO bombing and was rebuilt by 2007.
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