Religious objects in city of Niš Serbia
City of Niš is international city with very rich history. Main religion here is Orthodox Christian. And main of religious objects in Niš is Orthodox Cathedral. Beside main, there a few more that are here. With religion, come religious objects in Niš. They are from different time periods. Because that, and also because the city of Niš is international city with rich history.
Orthodox Cathedral Holy Trinity in Niš Serbia
Main Orthodox Religious objects in Niš is Orthodox cathedral, dedicated to Holy Trinity. It is located in the center of the city. Construction of today’s church is from the end of 19th century. It was built in 1872. Bombing of Niš in 1944. and fire 2001 heavily damaged it.
This is third largest church in Serbia. Start of building this church is in connection with international pressure on Ottoman empire in that year. And also in Paris peace agreement in 1856. Ottomans got obligation to equal Christianity and other religions.
Holy Archangel Mihailo and Gavrilo church Niš Serbia
Holy Archangel Mihailo and Gavrilo church or Small Cathedral is located next to main Orthodox Cathedral in city of Niš. It was built at the beginning of 19th century. One known fact about this church is that under it is another religious object form unknown period.
By Ottoman law in that time, church couldn’t be taller that their objects so it was dug into the ground. It was, until Orthodox Cathedral was finished, main church. It was partly destroyed in time of Bulgarian occupation. But it was repaired latter on.
St. Panteleimon church in Niš
This church is one of the oldest religious object is Serbia. In today’s shape is rebuilt in 1878. From donations of citizens of city of Niš. Original church dates from 12th century. Importance of this church, among other things, is that this is the place where where one important meeting took happened.
Serbian ruler Stefan Nemanja and German Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa meet here before his Crusade campaign. After the Ottoman conquest of Niš in 1386, the church of St. Paneteleimon was destroyed.
St. Nikola church in Niš Serbia
This church, St. Nikola, has a very turbulent history, over century. First traces of this church date from 11th century. Here was relic, hand of St. Procopius. And at first was dedicated to him. After Ottoman conquered city of Niš, they destroyed it to the ground. Today’s church is from 1863. And also in 1860. mosaic was found here that is presumed from 11th century church. It was burnt down by the Ottomans few times and rebuilt after that.
Church of Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helena in Niš
Church of Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helena in Niš Serbia is located in Saint Sava park. It is built in 1999. This church is dedicated to Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena. And also for his honor and event of 1700 years of Christianity. Because Emperor Constantine was Roman Emperor that recognized Christianity as a religion.
Saint Luka church
The Saint Apostle Luka church is constructed in 2009. It is located in main area in the city of Niš, in Stefan the First-Crowned street.
Latin church in village Gornji Matejevac, Niš, Serbia
Latin church dates from 11th century. It is dedicated to Holy Trinity. Latin church in Gornji Matejevac dates from early 11th century. It has smaller dimensions than other churches in city of Niš. And also architecture of this church is different of other church.
Islam aga’s mosque among religious objects in Niš
This mosque is only mosque today in city of Niš. Islam aga Hadrovic mosque was built at the end of the 19th century. Location of the mosque is in epicenter of the city. It was built on foundation of previous mosque. It is located in Dobrička street, number 2.
Jewish Synagogue in religious objects in Niš
Synagogue in city of Niš is located in main part of the city. Primary Synagogue was destroyed in a fire in 1879. On it’s place was built this one. It was used until WWII. Today it’s a museum because majority of Jew citizens from city of Niš was killed in Holocaust. And also the building is protected by state from last century. It is located Davidova street.
Exaltation of the Holy Cross Catholics church in Niš
City of Niš is first city in Serbia where Catholics church was founded. It is located in Jug Bogdanova street, in main area of city of Niš. This church is also famous because mosaic in there was done by Ivan Marko Rupnik. He is world most famoaus mosaic artist.