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Smederevo Viminacijum Vinča

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Smederevo Viminacijum Vinča

Grand ePanoramic tour

Feel Serbia – Feel Belgrade

Smederevo Viminacijum Vinča. Smederevo was built in a very important strategic location. It used to guard the borders of the Roman Empire, and later it passed through the Carigradski drum. However, this city was of particular importance in the early 15th century when the Serbian despot Đurađ Branković made it to the last medieval capital of Serbia.

Smederevo is located in the central part of the country, on the bank of the Danube, and from Belgrade it is 46km away.

Within the excursion are included tickets to Smederevska tvrđava, Viminacijum and Vinča, transport and tourist guide service.

Feel Serbia – Feel Belgrade

All day
Belgrade region
45€
  • Departure Time
    10:00
  • Return Time
    18:00
  • Included
    Transport
    Tickets
  • Not Included
    Individual costs

Tour plan

1

Meeting at agreed place at 9h

Meeting of the group at 9 am in the agreed place, where you will be welcomed by our licensed travel guide. We are expecting a ride of about 45min;

2

Smederevo

After arrival we will start sightseeing Smederevo. Gathering in the central city square, next to the fountain.

3

St. George’s church

Tour of the Temple of St. George. The temple was built in the period 1850-1854. It was built on the model of the Manasi Monastery and the third largest temple in Serbia.

4

Monument to the soldiers of World War I

In the immediate vicinity of the temple there is a Monument to the fighters of the First World War, as well as the famous Karadjordjev dud, which is a significant historical site, the place on November 8, 1805.

5

Karadjordje’s Mulberry tree

Karadjordje took the keys of the city from the then Turkish commander, thereby marking the liberation of Smederevo. It is also a botanical rarity, since it is over 300 years old.

6

Smederevo Fortress

From the square we head towards the Smederevo fortress, one of the largest medieval plain fortresses in Europe; represented the administrative, military, economic, cultural and ecclesiastical headquarters of Serbian Despotovina. With its position at the mouth of the River Jezava in the Danube, it occupies an area of ​​approximately 11 hectares, it has the shape of an irregular triangle and consists of two parts – the Small and the Great City. The small town was the residence of Despot Đurađa, a family house, escort and guard, as well as a library and mint of money. After the construction, which lasted for 2 years, the Great City of the Smederevo fortress was built around 1439. In addition, 19 more towers were built with ramparts, and on the land side a tunnel was dug, connecting the rivers Danube and Jezava. In this way, the fortress is surrounded on all sides by water and as such it is classified as a water fort type. In the Great City of Smederevo fortress there were military camps and the local population lived. Several times it was conquered and released. In the period of the First and Second World War several times it was bombarded, its parts were destroyed, so that after the Second War, the period of its restoration would begin. Today it is of exceptional cultural significance.

After visiting Smederevo, we are heading towards Viminacium. After an hour’s drive we arrive at the former legion camp on the Danube, and for some time also represented the capital of the Roman capital of Upper Mezia, which included most of Serbia, Northern Macedonia and part of northwestern Bulgaria. During the reign of Gordian III (239), the city gained the status of a colony of Roman citizens, as well as the right to mint local money. The status of the colony is the highest status that one city could acquire within the Roman Empire. Viminacium has been voted on several occasions for a concentration of the army and a starting point in many wars. Visit to the research center Domus Scientiarum, a place where research is held, scientific meetings, summer camps, thematic meetings and more recently the accommodation of tourists. Domus Scientiarum to the Monastery of Manasija and the third largest temple in Serbia. In the immediate vicinity of the temple there is a Monument to the fighters of the First World War, as well as the famous Karadjordjev dud, which is a significant historical site, the place on November 8, 1805. Karadjordje took the keys of the city from the then Turkish commander, thereby marking the liberation of Smederevo. It is also a botanical rarity, since it is over 300 years old. From the square we head towards the Smederevo fortress, one of the largest medieval plain fortresses in Europe; represented the administrative, military, economic, cultural and ecclesiastical headquarters of Serbian Despotovina. With its position at the mouth of the River Jezava in the Danube, it occupies an area of ​​approximately 11 hectares, it has the shape of an irregular triangle and consists of two parts – the Small and the Great City. The small town was the residence of Despot Đurađa, a family house, escort and guard, as well as a library and mint of money. After the construction, which lasted for 2 years, the Great City of the Smederevo fortress was built around 1439. In addition, 19 more towers were built with ramparts, and on the land side a tunnel was dug, connecting the rivers Danube and Jezava. In this way, the fortress is surrounded on all sides by water and as such it is classified as a water fort type. In the Great City of Smederevo fortress there were military camps and the local population lived. Several times it was conquered and released. In the period of the First and Second World War several times it was bombarded, its parts were destroyed, so that after the Second War, the period of its restoration would begin. Today it is of exceptional cultural significance.

 

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Viminacijum

After visiting Smederevo, we are heading towards Viminacium. After an hour’s drive we arrive at the former legion camp on the Danube, and for some time also represented the capital of the Roman capital of Upper Mezia, which included most of Serbia, Northern Macedonia and part of northwestern Bulgaria. During the reign of Gordian III (239), the city gained the status of a colony of Roman citizens, as well as the right to mint local money. The status of the colony is the highest status that one city could acquire within the Roman Empire. Viminacium has been voted on several occasions for a concentration of the army and a starting point in many wars. Visit to the research center Domus Scientiarum, a place where research is held, scientific meetings, summer camps, thematic meetings and more recently the accommodation of tourists. Domus Scientiarum is the pinnacle of archaeological tourism offering, with a unique atmosphere of ancient Rome, where a visitor can be what he wants – an archaeologist, a legionnaire, or an emperor.

8

Vinca

 

After staying at the site, where tourists will have time to take pictures, explore and take a walk to another archaeological site – Vinci. Vinča or “Belo Brdo” is located in the village of Vinča, not far from Belgrade, on the very bank of the Danube River. Here are the remains of the largest prehistoric settlement in Serbia and one of the most important in Europe. It is estimated that the settlement was formed around 7000 BC. The territory on which the Vinca culture spanned was about half a million km2. Vinca culture was in the zenith of development until 3800 BC. – roughly, until communities that developed new socio-social relations, based on cattle breeding and copper and gold processing. The General Urban Development Plan of Belgrade, the coastal belt of the Danube in Vinča zone, was proclaimed an Archaeological Park. In addition to the archaeological site, Vinča is also known for the Vavedenje monastery from the 15th century, as well as the Institute for Nuclear Testing “Vinča”. After visiting the complex, departure to Belgrade.

Expected time of arrival in Belgrade in the evening.

 

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Returning to Belgrade in evening hours

Expected time of arrival in Belgrade in the evening.

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