Odžaklija

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Odžaklija
Odzaklija.jpg
The church
Basic information
Location Leskovac,  Serbia
Affiliation Serbian Orthodoxy
Leadership Serbian Orthodox Church
Architectural description
Completed 1805-1812
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The Odžaklija church (Serbian: Оџаклија, Chimney church also known as the Old church, Стара црква) is an early 19th-century Serbian Orthodox church located in Leskovac, Serbia.

It was built during the First Serbian Uprising of the Serbian revolution. The Ottoman Empire forbade the locals to build a church, so the people announced the building of a home to the town priest, adding a nonfunctioning chimney to fool the Turkish lords.

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