Viminacium (Viminacium) or Viminatium, was a major city (provincial capital) and military camp of the Roman province of Moesia (today’s Serbia), and the capital of Moesia Superior(hence once a metropolitan archbishopric, now a Latin titular see). As of 2018, only 3-4% of the site has been explored.
The site is located 12 km (7.5 mi) from the modern town of Kostolac in Eastern Serbia. The city dates back to the 1st century AD, and at its peak it is believed to have had 40,000 inhabitants, making it one of the biggest cities in the Balkans of that time. It lies on the Roman road Via Militaris. Viminacium was devastated by Huns in the 5th century, but was later rebuilt by Justinian. It was completely destroyed with the arrival of Slavs in the 6th century. Today, the archaeological site occupies a total of 450 hectares (1,100 acres), and contains remains of temples, streets, squares, amphitheatres, palaces, hippodromes and Roman baths.
Viminacium holds the distinction of having the largest number of graves discovered in any Roman archaeological site. As of 2018, 15,000 graves have been discovered.
Archaeological Park Viminacium will be open for visitors from Friday 8th May 2020, after suspension of the State of Emergency on the territory of the Republic of Serbia.
Tours around the site will start according to summertime schedule.
Opening hours are every day from 9-19 hours. Tours start every full hour with our local guide. WE MUST EMPHASIZE THAT LAST TOUR STARTS AT 17:00 / 5PM.
Security of our visitors as well as our staff is priority, so we kindly ask you to respect protection measures required by the COVID-19 regulations of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
Wearing masks, gloves and maintaining social distance of minimum 2 m between persons is obligatory. Please respect these measures in all areas of the Archaeological Park.
Limes and Adventure parks remain closed at this time. On opening of these areas visitors will be informed later.
Thank you for your understanding and respecting these measures.
Summer opening hours 9:00 am – 7:00 pm (9-19 h) [Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun]
Winter opening hours 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (9-16 h) [Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun]
Closed on January 1st
Recommended last admission time no later than 30 minutes before the advertised closing time. In case of bad weather and heavy rain, some parts of the site may be closed to visitors. For now, only access to the amphitheater and mammoth is restricted during poor weather conditions.
Hot and cold refreshments available in tavern throughout the year. Ice creams available from May – October. Roman food only if pre ordered (minimum 3 days prior to visit).
Men’s and women’s toilets are available at the imperial mausoleum site. There are separate male and female toilets for the disabled. These toilets can be accessed by wheelchair. In other parts of the site toilets do not exist.
Audio and printed guides are not currently available.
On the site there is a gift shop with replicas of Roman objects, publications, and other types of souvenirs. Publications are available in Serbian, English and German. Publications in Italian are in preparation.
Guided tours are included in the ticket price.
Tours depart every hour on the full hour.
Parking is available at all areas of the site. Parking is free.
Parking is suitable for persons with disabilities.
Bus parking is available in all parts of the site.
Bus parking is free.
Advance booking necessary for tourist groups. Advanced booking essential for education groups.
For group booking, please call: +381 62 669013, +381 62 232209
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Guided tours are in Serbian and English language. For other languages please contact our tourist service 10 days in advance.
Claustrophobic persons are not advised to visit all parts of our guided tours.
Some parts of the site are surrounded by private fields. Visitors are advised not to enter those fields.