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Justiniana Prima

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Justiniana Prima
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Archaeological site of the Byzantine city

7 km from Lebane

Justiniana Prima (Caricin Grad- Empress City) is located at 7 km from Lebane, and 30 kilometers from Leskovac, and is an archaeological site dating from the 6th century, one of the largest and most important Byzantine towns in the interior of the Balkans. It was built by the great Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (527-565) according to many sources in gratitude to neighborhood where he was born. Empress Justiniana Prima lies on the gentle slopes that descend from the mountain Radan towards Leskovac valley. Only site extends over the plateau of 42.000m². The city was an important religious, administrative and military center, the seat of the newly established archbishopric Justiniana Prima, which had jurisdiction over the northern Illyricum.

Opening hours

Every day 0:24

How to get there

By Highway Belgrade-Nis-Leskovac, exit Leskovac and by road to Lebane- Justiniana Prima