Die Mariä-Geburt-Kathedrale, auch Kathedrale zur Geburt der Allerheiligsten Gottesmutter (serbokroatisch: Саборна Црква Рођења Пресвете Богородице, Saborna Crkva Rođenja Presvete Bogorodice) in Sarajevo, der Hauptstadt von Bosnien und Herzegowina, ist eine der größten orthodoxen Kirchen auf der Balkanhalbinsel.
The Congregational Church of the Holy Mother is the largest Orthodox church in Sarajevo and one of the largest of its kind in the Balkans. The foundation-stone was laid on June 25, 1863 and construction was completed 11 years later in 1874. The designer of this lovely structure was Andrija Damjanović, who came from Veles (Macedonia) and was a member of the reputable Renzovski family. They had designed and embellished churches all over the Balkans – from Macedonia to Bulgaria and from Turkey to Bosnia. There is an anecdote that tells of how Andrija had a discussion with the Sarajevo Orthodox Church Council about building the new structure. When they asked him to show some plans or sketches, he told them that there were none, for they need only look to the churches in Niš or Smederevo – the same church would be built in Sarajevo, only more beautiful.
Looks amazing at night.
Beautiful place to visit.
Cathedral Church of the Nativty of the Theotokos
Light your candle
From a touristic point of view I was not overly impressed by this building and preferred the old orthodox church...
Beautiful from the outside + surroundings