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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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  • Small church with outside walls covered in vine. A place full of peace and tranquility. This church is situated above Danube and Sava river confluence with beautiful view. It is worth to visit when yo...  more »
  • The small church is down a bit from the fortress. Damage is the ceiling fresco is clean. It's naturally less impact of Ivy in winter. Unfortunately. Did in the off-season visitors not only a handful in the entire Park, which begins the mass of gathered believers, to name a few.
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  • The Church is located at the foot of Kalemegdan, next to St. Fridays, and is called the "Diana" great spiritual place, available to all who want, peace and spiritual enlightenment
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  • If you're a history lover, you should definitely visit this place. Outstanding architecture, and interesting position within the Kalemegdan fortress.
  • All the Orthodox churches are beautiful This one looks like in a fairytale. Very small and quiet.
  • 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!
  • Beautiful church, difficult to find but worth it, check out the chandeliers, they are made from old ammunition out of the first world war
  • Soooo great place
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