Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ

Podgorica, Montenegro

Construction of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ began in 1993 to a design by Predrag Ristić. Consecration occurred on October 7, 2014 on the occasion of the 1700-year anniversary of the Edict of Milan on freedom of religion.

The Orthodox Arts Journal wrote that the cathedral is 'certainly one of the most interesting Orthodox churches built in our times. Unlike other new cathedrals we have seen recently, the exterior does not seek to reflect High-Byzantine perfection. Rather, it is a charmingly eccentric design. It has the slightly awkward qualities of any real cathedral, expressing the cultural tensions between the high Imperial style and the capabilities of local craftsmen.'

The church, with its twin towers and prominent arch is clearly influenced by the medieval Cathedral of St. Tryphon in Kotor, with Romanesque, Italianate, and Byzantine influences.

The interior is heavily adorned with iconographic murals with gold backgrounds, marble floors and furnishings.



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Founded: 1993-2014
Category: Religious sites in Montenegro

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wong gavan (2 months ago)
Beautiful temple Design inside is nice Good to have a little free tour with the guide in the temple
Matthew Douglas (3 months ago)
Stunning modern church. Lots of gold leaf and rather impressive. Very photogenic. Lots of parking although it needs more work to finish the outside. Not ticketed.
Buka Buka (4 months ago)
Very picturesque place. Inside would be very fascinating for both tourists and who came for pray. Ancient place, but taken care of.
Helen Zakhour (7 months ago)
Very stunning church with incredible decoration on the inside. Well worth visiting. Gift shop outside
Steven Garcia (9 months ago)
One of the best places to visit in podgorica. Amazing cathedral almost out of this world. It is the biggest Orthodox Church in Montenegro. A giant place full of beautiful statues and amazing paintings, you can almost breath mystic air in there. A visit is in every case worth. Entrance is free. Please go respectful with the people and the pleace.
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