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Cathedral Of The Resurrection Of Christ

Podgorica, Montenegro

Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ

Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica, with it`s monumental , architectural and artistic value, is a unique , new, religious building. Construction of the temple began in 1993 and lasted for 20 years.

The temple is dominated by two pirgs – towers, that are 26.7 meters high, and 17 bells are situated in its loft. The weight of the haviest one is around 11 tons and it is the largest bell in Balkan. At foot of the pirgs are chapels ( small churches) , dedicated to St. Simeon ( with baptisery ) and to St. Jovan Vladimir.

One of the important features of the temple is certainly its artistic decoration. It is one of the largest and most interesting gallery of stone sculpture among religious structures. Frescoes are done in fresco technique , and their background is gilded. The technique of mosaic is used as a segment of the artistic decoration of the temple, which is presented to a large extent. The entrance portal of the temple, besides floor mosaic is also decorated by this technique , and it is dominated by the scene of the Resurrection of Christ which the temple is dedicated to.

Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, with its beauty and monumentality became known throughout Europe and the world and it is the place of pilgrimage of the orthodox believers, but also tourists from foreign countries who see the church as a cultural monument, they should not miss to visit when they are in Montenegro.

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