We arrived late in the afternoon at a beautiful archaeological site Gamzigrad, with the ruins of the Palace of Galerius, near the town of Zajecar in eastern Serbia. In the middle of fields is the fortified compound and memorial complex dating back to the late Roman period. Commissioned by Emperor Caius Valerius Galerius Maximianus between the late 3rd Century and the early 4th Century, this site is much better known as Felix Romuliana – named after the emperor’s mother. There are remainings of fortifications, memorial complexes, basilicas, hot baths, temples, the palace itself as well as a tetrapylon, a monument usually erected on the site of a crossroads. According to historical records, the area was given to the Christian church by the Roman emperors in the 4th Century. During the next century, the site was devastated by barbarians. Roman Emperor Justinian I revived it, making it a border fortress. However, it was again destroyed by Slavs at the end of the century.

Parking location – Gamzigrad:  43.899647N 22.183660E (💦, 🚻)