Tvrđava Diana

Novi Sip, Kladovo

Diana Fortress - Basic Information

In the very east of the country, along the Danube, the natural border with Romania, Serbia preserves a site of great importance. Namely, it is about the fortress Diana, which dates back to the 1st century AD. This is a very rich archeological site, which is constantly being worked on and researched, under the protection of the Republic of Serbia.

History of the fortress
The fortress was built during the first century AD, during the reign of the Roman emperor Trajan. It is located right next to the Danube, which enabled the defense of the territory and the river bank, as well as navigation in that area. It was only in the 5th century that the fortress was first conquered and damaged by the Huns, and then, in 530, Emperor Justinian rebuilt it. After the destruction at the turn of the 6th and 7th centuries, there is no evidence that it was used again.

Site layout
Diana Fortress is one of the best preserved Roman fortifications in this region, and additional discovery of its remains is still being worked on. It is composed of a rampart, a tower and a gate, the remains of a building with an apse (part of an altar), the remains of a principle, a military barracks, and so on can be seen inside. Outside the ramparts, evidence was found of the former existence of a sanctuary dedicated to Jupiter Dolichen, the Roman god.

Some of the archaeological discoveries
  • a figure of the god Thoth, on which is engraved the name of the fortification. The exact inscription reads "STATIO CATARACTARUM DIANA", translated as "river station Diana"
  • items for everyday use - dishes, tools, utensils, etc.
  • a multi-nave building with an apse, which had built-in underfloor heating
  • the gate of the fortification

Where is the fortress located and how to get there
The fortress is about 8 kilometers away from Kladovo, and 209 kilometers from Belgrade.
  • You can reach Kladovo by car in 10 minutes, via 35 / E771, through Kladusnica and Davidovac. You can arrive from Belgrade in 3 and a half hours, on the road that leads through Pozarevac, Golubac, Donji Milanovac and Tekija.
  • You can ask at local taxi stations if they offer a shuttle service to the fortress.
Taxi Rile 063 1742818; Taxi Potrčko 063 8029523; Taxi Vladus 063/84 31 833


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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