An ancient Roman city and military camp. As one of the most significant archaeological sites in Serbia, Viminacium unveils the secrets of a civilization that once stood tall, right at the doorstep of the Roman Empire. Read more

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Located near the modern town of Kostolac in Eastern Serbia, Viminacium was once a major Roman city and military camp, dating back to the 1st century AD. It was strategically positioned on the northern borders of the Roman Empire and played a significant role as the capital of the Roman province of Moesia Superior.
Over its storied history, Viminacium witnessed the highs and lows of the Roman Empire. At its zenith, the city is believed to have had a population of around 40,000 inhabitants. Excavations at the site have uncovered numerous artifacts, including tombs, ceramics, sculptures, and gold coins. The site also features remnants of temples, streets, squares, amphitheaters, palaces, hippodromes, and Roman baths. These archaeological finds paint a vivid picture of the life, culture, and architecture during Roman times.
In addition to its historical significance, Viminacium also provides a unique insight into the multi-layered interaction between the native populations and the Roman settlers, as well as the evolution of urban structures in the region.
Visiting Viminacium is like stepping into a time capsule. The echoes of Roman legions, the whispers of ancient rituals, and the intricate tapestry of cultures await every visitor, making it a must-visit for anyone traversing the rich landscapes of Serbia.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Viminacium

Archaeological Park Viminacium

This park encompasses the main archaeological findings of the city, offering guided tours that shed light on the region's history.

Mammoth Park

Not just a historical site, Viminacium also boasts paleontological wonders. The park displays a replica of a mammoth skeleton that was unearthed here.

Smederevo Fortress

A sprawling medieval fortress located on the banks of the Danube River, which showcases Serbia's medieval architectural prowess.

Golubac Fortress

Situated along the Danube, this medieval fortress offers a panoramic view of the river and is steeped in legends and historical tales.

Djerdap National Park

A beautiful nature reserve, famous for its Iron Gates gorge and rich biodiversity.

Lepenski Vir

An important Mesolithic archaeological site, it provides glimpses into prehistoric cultures of the region.

Silver Lake (Srebrno jezero)

A popular tourist spot, ideal for relaxation, water sports, and enjoying the scenic beauty.

Ram Fortress

A historic site, this fortress on the Danube is a testament to the region's defensive architectural heritage.


A significant part of Viminacium, it contains over 13,500 graves, each narrating tales of life and death during Roman times.

Roman Thermae

The ancient bathhouses at Viminacium, showcasing the luxurious lifestyle of the Romans.

What else to visit
In and around Viminacium

Smederevo Fortress (24.8 km)

Perched on the serene banks of the Danube River, the Smederevo Fortress stands as a grand reminder of Serbia's medieval glory and turbulent history.

Vrsac (43.29 km)

Nestled at the base of the Vršac Mountains, Vršac is a charming Serbian town known for its rich history, scenic vineyards, and diverse architecture.

Avala Tower (56.77 km)

Dominating the skyline and gracing the lush landscape of Avala Mountain near Belgrade, the Avala Tower is not just a broadcasting structure; it's a symbol of Serbian resilience, pride, and architectural prowess.

Belgrade (62.4 km)

Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is a dynamic metropolis with a rich history and vibrant culture. Here, the old world and modern trends come together to create a fascinating mix worth discovering.

Oplenac Church (69.41 km)

Nestled atop the lush hill of Oplenac in Topola, the St. George's Church stands as a radiant beacon of Serbian history and artistry. Its radiant mosaics and royal connections beckon travelers from far and wide.

Aeronautical Museum Belgrade (75.2 km)

Hovering on the fringes of Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, the Aeronautical Museum stands as a soaring testament to human ingenuity and the evolution of aviation.

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