Zagreb during Roman Empire

Andautonia and Scitarjevo

During our guided walks with visitors we usually say that Zagreb was founded at the end of the 11th century.

But archeological findings tell us another story of Zagreb. The whole territory of Croatia was under the Roman rule and was part of the Roman Empire. Part of this antic heritage can be seen very close to Zagreb, in Zagreb County in the village Scitarjevo.

Roman remains Zagreb county 2

The open air museum on the site of the Roman municipality of Andautonia on the area of 2500 square meters displays the remains of this ancient city from the 1st – to the 4th century. In the archaeological park you can see the remains of a Roman street, the city baths and the two buildings. There is also a Roman necropolis, which was at this location in the first century.

Šćitarjevo tradicijska gradnja 1

The small village Scitarjevo still has some traditional wooden houses as a good example of the traditional architecture of the region around Zagreb. The best example are the “Wooden beauties of Turopolje” – a theme we will present in our next blog.

The visit of the Zagreb County (half day trip or full day trip) can be booked at least two days in advance.

See you soon in Zagreb.



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