Viminacium archaeological site


Military camp built in the first century

Archaeological park and unique tourist attraction

Viminacium was one of the first military camps on the river Danube which was built in the first century. In the second century, under the rule of Hadrian it was transformed into an important city of Upper Moesia province, with a high degree of autonomy. Later, it was given the highest status awarded by the Roman Empire which allowed the city to mint its own coins and granted its inhabitants Roman citizenship. It was also an important seat of the Roman emperors and ecclesiastical dignitaries. The very well-preserved remains of a spacious amphitheatre, public baths, the aqueduct and necropolises are all the testimonies of how glorious the Roman Viminacium used to be in its heyday. The extraordinary discovery of 14,000 tombs in recent years in the city’s cemeteries has unearthed impressive frescoes and revealed the vast wealth of Viminacium’s inhabitants.

Today, Viminacium is a scientific-research centre which is being turned into an archaeological park and a unique tourist attraction with an authentic Roman ambience where tourists can have Roman lunch.