A tribute to the creator of the Serbian people is as high as 23.5 meters and weighs about 80 tons. The author of the monument is a Russian sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov. Although expectations led to the idea that Stefan Nemanja would hold the cross, the author's masterful work of art resulted in a different way. Instead of a cross, there is a sword raised on top, which is a symbol of power.
Parts of a Byzantine helmet have been installed around the monument and the inside of the helmet is decorated with mosaics that symbolize parts of the life of the unique ruler.
With modern lighting, the sculpture that officially adorns the capital since 27th January 2021 is nothing but a unique open-air museum. With the simultaneous adaptation of the entire neighbourhood, the Sava Square is becoming a zone that must not be missed during a tour of Belgrade.