Lepenski Vir

Lepenski Vir, one of the most important archaeological sites of prehistoric culture, preserves the remains of the first organised civic settlement in the open air. The Lepenian culture represents some of the oldest artefacts, such as tools, weapons and sculptures. The remains of as many as 136 buildings, together with stone hearths and replicas of the most beautiful sculptures of Lepenski Vir, can be seen at the archaeological site in the modern building with its Visitor Centre.


The famous fish-shaped figurines with big eyes and downturned lips, represent a unique prehistoric art and are believed to be the oldest monumental stone art in Europe.


In front of the archaeological site there are reconstructed cabins that were once inhabited by the residents of Lepenski Vir.


The Lepenian houses were oriented towards the Danube, with an open view of the Treskavac peak on the other side of the river. It is associated with the phenomenon of the double sunrise, once a year, during the summer solstice.

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