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Lepenski Vir

Boljetin 19220, Serbia
+381 30 501501
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Lepenski Vir is a prehistoric archaeological site located in the strict nature’s reserve of Djerdap National Park, which is in the vicinity of Donji Milanovac. The intensive archaeological research of Djerdap Gorge area, carried out between 1965 and 1970, revealed several prehistoric settlements, but only the settlement of Lepenski Vir is characterised with such unique findings and continuous existence through centuries. During the excavations, seven phases of the settlement and 136 buildings were revealed. They were built 8,500 years ago. People lived od this location for olmost 2000 years.The discovered, systematically built settlements – sanctuaries, tools made of bones, horn and stone, jewellery, signs carved into items made of bones and stone, and monumental sculptures made of sandstone – have changed the scientific picture about the Neolithic Period of Europe.The unique urbanism and architecture of the culture of Lepenski Vir are recognised by the characteristic building foundations – of houses or sanctuaries, and by the stone sculptures, the oldest monumental stone plastic in Europe. The sculptures represented gods of the inhabitants of Lepenski Vir, some kind of stone idols, which were shown as the entire human figure or only as the characteristically shaped head.
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Boljetin 19220, Serbia
+381 30 501501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole culture of Lepenski Vir has a fascinating story and in this case you can practically see how the nature, Danube and cliffs formed people with their own religion in relatively small community during the centuries... The museum was renovated a few years ago...More

1  Thank Igor L
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Lepinski for museum is a gem in the middle of Serbian nowhere. The museum is a large glass roofed building in the banks if Danube with a partially preserved, partially rebuilt Neolithic settlement inside and gives an in depth view of Neolithic life on Danube....More

2  Thank Sprudu
Vladimir N, General Manager at Lepenski Vir, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2017

Thank you very much Julian for nice review on Lepensk Vir.

Reviewed November 5, 2016

Literally in the middle of nowhere, you have what is believed to be the first human settlement in Europe. Yes, it's amazing. Yes, Luckily they had the foresight to make a replica of the original because the original would be lost forever after the damming...More

1  Thank dad414
Reviewed October 7, 2016

Surprised to find a modern museum on prehistorical displays in such a remote area. Well preserved artifacts were carefully relocated from Danube Gorge to this archaeological site for the viewing by public visitors. The detailed briefing in the lecture hall prior to the viewing of...More

1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very interesting prehistoric story about one of the first civilizations in Europa. Do not miss if you are close. It will give you good knowledge of start point of our world.

1  Thank Sredovic
MickoDM, General Manager at Lepenski Vir, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment and nice recommendations. Best regards, Lepenski Vir

Reviewed August 14, 2016

Our visit at the Museum of Lepenski Vir wasn't exactly planned. When we drove by on the opposite side of the danube we started to wonder what that amazing looking building is. As it turned out, Lepenski Vir is an archaeological side of huge importance....More

1  Thank Ioana C
MickoDM, General Manager at Lepenski Vir, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2016

Dear Ioana, We are very happy to have visitors from Romania, and we are also very glad if you enjoyed visiting Lepenski Vir. Best regards, Lapanski Vir

Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful site and genuine historical interest on the banks of the Danube. Nice shop could do with more items. A coffee place would be good. BUT the actual meseum is astonishing and you simply should not miss it. Loved the film albeit it from...More

1  Thank Penny B
MickoDM, General Manager at Lepenski Vir, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2016

Dear Penny B, Thank you very much for such a nice words. Also we are more thankful for the suggestions that you made for us. We will try to make it better. Best regards, Lepenski Vir

Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The Lepenski Vir is housed in a aircraft-hangar type of structure. In order to preserve the finding, all the archaeological artifacts were relocated from the Danube Gorge and being well covered under this permanent structure. For someone unfamiliar with archaeology, the painstaking way the place...More

Thank Charn P
Reviewed June 8, 2016

First the surroundings around Lepenski Vir are beautiful and they almost justify the trip but the discovery of this prehistoric settlement inhabited permanently for several milenium by the Danube is a rarity in a time were almost all civilisations were nomads. Absolutely worth the visit

Thank Ricardo B
MickoDM, General Manager at Lepenski Vir, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2016

Dear Ricrardo, Thank you very much for the kind words and nice recommendation. Best regards, Lepenski Vir

Reviewed June 4, 2016

By the banks of the Danube river is the nearly all glass museum that houses the prehistoric artifacts and human skeletal remains dating back 9,000-10,000 yrs ago. Very educational, scenic and with great views of the river. Delicious local food (which are only cooked in...More

Thank rosario308
MickoDM, General Manager at Lepenski Vir, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2016

Dear Rosario, Thank you for the nice review of Lepenski Vir. We are glad that you liked it. Best regards, Lepenski Vir

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