Romuliana is а fortified Late Antique Royal Palace and memorial complex, the endowment of Emperor Gaius Valerius Galerius Maximianus (293 – 311 AD). It stands in the fairytale landscape, in Eastern Serbia, in the Timok Valley, near the present village of Gamzigrad, 11 kilometres northwest from Zaječar . Mystery of Galerius’s grandiose FELIX ROMULIANA was finally demystified in 1984, when a fragment of archivolt with the engraved inscription FELIX ROMULIANA was discovered. Since 2007 Romuliana is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as the unique and the best preserved testimony of the Roman construction tradition pervaded by the ideological program of the Second Tetrachy and Galerius himself as their builder.
Archeological Site Felix Romuliana
Attraction is opened all year round (November – March only announced group visits). The entrance fee is paid through ticket price: adults 2,5€, school children 1.5€, joint ticket for Site and the Museum 3€.
Parking, souvenir shop, public toilets. Billboards, signs, printed guides, printed brochures, theatrical performances, roles plays, concerts, spatial models
Opening hours: Opening hours: daily Apr. – Oct. 8.00 – 20.00, Nov. – Mar. 8.00 – 16.00
Guided tours: Tel. +381 64 2809485 (Director Bora Dimitrijević)
Attraction is opened all year round (November – March only announced group visits). The entrance fee is paid through ticket price: adults 2€, school children 1.5€, joint ticket for Site and the Museum 3€.
How to get there:
- By plane (Belgrade Airport Nikola Tesla)
- By bus (Zaječar Central Bus Station, phone: +381 19 421 454)
- By car: In terms of traffic, the position of the site is very good. Two important international roads pass through Zajecar, only 11 km away from Felix Romuliana: part of Corridor X: Paraćin – Zaječar – Vidin (Bulgaria); Niš – Zaječar – Negotin – Kladovo – Romania.
- By train: Railway Central Station Zaječar (phone: +381 19 440 830)
Key characteristics of the attraction:
- Dates back to end of III and beginning of IV century AD
- Emperor palace
- The most preserved archeological mosaics – the best
- Example of Europe’s art
- The sacral objects on Magura
- UNESCO Heritage List
According to a legend, Gamzigrad got its name because of numerous snakes that were found in Felix Romuliana (gamizati – slither, grad – town)