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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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  • Entirely covered with Ivy is really tiny, but the Interior is rich as all Orthodox churches
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  • I attended a wedding in this small church. the oldest in Belgrade in the fortress. Breathtaking beauty full of gold and ornamanenti paintings happy being there
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  • Translated as "Rose". In front of the main entrance to the church there are bronze guards-right Warrior King Dusan, left the Serbian infantry during the first world war. Inside the Church is decorated with three chandeliers (polieleja) made from spent shell casings, bullets and even different parts of pistols. On the official website of the society of lovers of unusual "this church is one of the top ten unique churches in the world. It was built in the 13th century, however it was destroyed during the battles, so the structure that we can see now, is built in the XIX century building. But it is no less amazing. Inside the walls are decorated with beautiful paintings and the temple is similar to the tower to its arched window openings.
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  • Small church that seems to be popular for weddings and wedding photos.
  • Look closely at the chandeliers. They are made up of swords and bullets.
  • If you're a history lover, you should definitely visit this place. Outstanding architecture, and interesting position within the Kalemegdan fortress.
  • In my opinion this is the cutest church in the whole Serbia. The most interesting thing about this church is that inside of it there are two chandeliers made entirely of spent bullet casing, cannon parts and swords. You must visit this small church!
  • All the Orthodox churches are beautiful This one looks like in a fairytale. Very small and quiet.
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