Viminacium… It used to be such a radiant town! Monumental temples, wide streets, luxurious villas, extensive baths, an amphitheater… The barbarians devastated it a few years ago and nearly nothing remained of its previous glory. In the town itself, some of the houses and public buildings have been restored, and life is slowly returning, but in these troubled times I did not have confidence in the local people.
(taken form www.viminacium.org.yu)
What can you see there?
Well on their page they have a pretty good panoramas, which will give you an idea of how it looks like.
I ll post the links here, please don't be lazy and follow them.
This is very interesting you get iIN the tomb from downside... yes you read it right.
Jewlery, pottery, coins...
Beautiful architecture has its worthy interior painings.
This is the ceiling of the main hall in the building of Pozarevac Municipality.
On the painting you can see King Milos and other Serb leaders in Serbia at the begining of the XIX century.
That's where the liberation of Serbia started (once again, from Turks) under the leadership of Prnce Milos Obrenovic.
Milena was born in Pozarevac in 1909. and died in new York in 1945.
"The Serbian and the European modern painting can not be imagined without her art. She was the first and the only Serb featuring the front page of the fashion magazine Vogue. " (taken from http://serbian-canadian.org/ZnameSrbEng/MilenaPavlovicBariliEng/MilenaPavlovicBariliUvodEng.htm)
Viminacium was Roman city and military town. It is beeing under construction and roconstruction and it will get better and better every day.
For now it is consisted of several locations:
-Paleo-Christian Memorial Center,
-the Northern Gate of the military camp,
-the Roman Thermal Baths,
-the Mausoleum where the Roman Emperor Hostilian had been buried
Entrance fee is:
-200 dinars for adults
-100 for kids and eldery people
-400 dinars for family (parents and kids)
80 dinars = 1 euro (06. 05. 2007)
Three forms of visits are planned:
Basic - lasting one hour, which includes a tour of the three existing sites.
Extended - lasting two hours, with a visit to the Museum of Požarevac or a possible outlying department of the Museum.
Full - lasting three hours, with a lecture by a specialist on each location and a concert on one of the sites (the baths or the mausoleum). (info taken from www.viminacium.org.yu, official page)
The hill near Pozarevac, green oasis, picnic and walking place has 3km long path through little wood. During WWII there were killed thousands hostages by german fascists and local colaborators (thcetnicks, nedicevci, ljoticevci). You can visit monuments for innocent victims. There is also unique monument in Europe erected for Red Army heros near crypt. On the same monument you will find communist and religious signs and it makes this monument unique.
The military camp at Viminacium certainly came into existence when the Roman Empire spread to the Balkans, probably during the early decades of the 1st century AD when the Romans first reached the Danube.
This park is located in the center of the town and represents a peaceful place for people to hide from summer heat, or for couples to enjoy themselves.
In center of the park is statue of Milos Obrenovic, the great man from the XIX century who lived in Pozarevac and who is responsible for second rebellion of Serbs against Turkish.
When you travel on the international highway No. E-57 from Belgrade in the direction of Nis you will meet on the 57-th km a traffic sign for turning to the direction of Pozarevac. Having passed the toll-payment gate, regional road and around 15 km will lead you directly to Ljubicevo-stud. The stud is located on 2.5 km far from the entry of the very Pozarevac.
During a long period of time “Ljubicevo”-stud existed as a region of the organized upbrining of horses of thoroughbred race a very tumultuous history of this region. Ljubicevo is the best known for upbringing of the most thoroughbred English horse. Through Ljubicevo’s history some of the best horses, with international success, were: Tina, Ljubicevac and Moby Dick
Ljubicevo was founded 150 years ago.
Words written on the basis of the monument:
''Delibaso carski delijo,
ti imas kud i na drugu stranu a ja nemam kuda nego tuda,
pa u zivot ili smrt''
''Delibasha (Turkish local ruler) Czar's right hand,
You can go the other way, but I can?t.
This is my home and my only way. For me there will be only life or death.''
The letter of Milos Obrenovic to the Turkish authorities as a reaction to the ultimatum for Serbian troops surrender.
That was the beginning of the end of Turkish era in Serbia and Montenegro and todays FYRMacedonia.
And the beginning of the Serbian renaissance.
The founder of the Royal Obrenovic Dinasty - Milos Obrenovic. This was the only monument of Milos Obrenovic existing in Serbia and Montenegro till the 1990. (when there was another one made in Takovo)
This monument was erected in 1898 and it's the work of the famous sculptor from Pozarevac Djordje (George) Jovanovic
It is a bit dolle to live here, but it is a great 2 or 3 day spot to see the most wonderful things.
Kostolac is a great spot too!
You can visit VIMINACIUM
a historical site of Roman City...
some pretty amazing things to see and learn...
This is maybe the nicest architectural piece of second half of XX century in Pozarevac.
It is made to have an interesting exterior and very functional interior.
Even Great (meaning with lot of people) Operas can be held in here.
Unfortunately for the people living in Pozarevac that kind of entertainment is a bit expensive for the City and Theatre.
There is an annual Theatre Festival held in here called “Dani Milivoja Zivanovica” which means “The Days of Milivoje Zivanovic”.
Dedicated to a great Serbian actor born in Pozarevac Milivoje Zivanovic.
Souvenirs... you get some basket full of Roman ceramcs with written proverbs and messages to take one for you, for free.
You can buy replicas of gambling cubes, glasses...
Petar Dobrnjac was one of the leaders of the second rebellion of the Serbs against Turkish. This museum contains some of his personal stuff, saved from this period - end of the XIX century.