Felix Romuliana

Location: Gamzigrad, Zaječar
National Museum Zaječar
Dragoslava Srejovića 2
19000 Zaječar

Did you know that Felix Romuliana was the home of the last Roman god?

A dozen kilometres away from Zaječar, surrounded by the mountains of eastern Serbia, there lies the late classic Imperial palace Felix Romuliana. Felix Romuliana is the home of the last Roman god, Emperor Gaius Valerius Maximianus Galerius, one of the sixteen emperors of the Roman Empire, born on the territory of present-day Serbia. It was built in the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. and represents one of the shiniest examples of Roman court and memorial architecture.
Due to its unique architectural features and the beauty and quality of preserved works of art, floor mosaics and sculptures, in 2007 Felix Romuliana was placed on the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage. The Emperor named this grandiose architectural complex, surrounded by ramparts made of 20 towers, after his mother Romula.