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Veliko Gradište

Short info - Veliko Gradište

Veliko Gradište is a town and municipality in Braničevo district, in the northeast part of Serbia, at the banks of the Danube and the Pek. It has a surface of 344 km2, and a population of 27,000, in 26 settlements. Veliko Gradište is 110km away from Belgrade, and through the south part of this municipality passes the main road Belgrade –Kladovo and a railroad. But the main connection of this town with other towns is the main road Beograd-Đerdap.


In distant history, here was situated Roman fortification Pinicum. It was an important mining center, and bricks that were found there show that the Seventh Royal Roman legion was situated in Gradište. Because of its good geographical position, Pinicum and its surroundings always were a target of invaders. Gradište was first mentioned in 1381, in Ravanica charter.


Relief of this area is mainly flat, over 60% of it consists of plains, while only 15% consists of higher hilly land and hills. The highest place is Lipovačka (362m) and the lowest is mouth of the river Pek, with an altitude of 68m. This area used to be covered with forest, but today under forests is only 200ha.



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Veliko Gradište

Facilities near by:


  • Golubacki grad 15.2km
  • Golubacki grad

    Hotel ''Golubački Grad'' Golubac, represent expression of modern architectonic building, placed on the right side of river Danube, on the entrance of Djerdap narrow.


  • Villa Atos 2.6km
  • Villa Atos

    Stained with a pen of nature, envisioned for heavenly peace and prosperity. The Symbolic Cape of the Silver Lake, the first-class city of social life.


  • Autocamp at Srebrno Jezero 4.8km
  • Autocamp at Srebrno Jezero

    Autocamp "Srebrno Jezero" is located in Veliko Gradiste, 110 km from Belgrade. The campsite can be reached via e-75 from Belgrade continues through Pozarevac to Topolovnik where you turn left before entering the Great Gradište.

  • Autocamp Bela Crkva 17.3km
  • Autocamp Bela Crkva

    Autocamp Bela Crkva is located on Vračevgajsko Lake , 4 km from the city center. Capacity is 100 camping units.


  • Pek 19.4km
  • Pek

    The Pek is a tributary of the Danube. The 129 km long river is situated in Southeast Serbia and it is part of the Black sea drainage basin. It is formed from the rivers Veliki Pek (Great Pek) and Mali Pek (Small Pek).


  • Silver lake 5.3km
  • Silver lake

    Silver lake was created in 1971, only 2km away from Veliko Gradište, and 110km away from Belgrade. It is 14km long, 300m wide and 3m deep.

  • Jezero Šljunkara 16.5km
  • Jezero Šljunkara

    The biggest lake that belongs to Bela Crkva municipality is Šljunkarsko jezero. On its beach you can use showers and deckchairs and sit in various cafes.

  • Glavno jezero (Main Lake) 16.9km
  • Glavno jezero (Main Lake)

    The lake is completely arranged and equipped. It has the pebbly beach for children, the part with a trampoline, the concrete-gravel beach that belongs to the sailing club, and all interested parties can visit swimming, diving and sailing school.


  • The Church of Holy Archangel Gabriel 0.7km
  • The Church of Holy Archangel Gabriel

    The Church of the Holy Archangel Gabriel in Veliko Gradište was built on the site of an earlier church in 1852.


  • The Monastery Nimnik 14.9km
  • The Monastery Nimnik

    The monastery dates from Marička battle in 1371. It is situated in oak tree forest in village Kurjača, 15 kilometers away from Veliko Gradište.

  • The Monastery Tuman 22.4km
  • The Monastery Tuman

    It is situated in beautiful environment of pure nature, where the piece and quiet are disturbed only by the Tumanska river. It is 12 km far away from Golubac.

  • The Monastery Rukumija 23.9km
  • The Monastery Rukumija

    The monastery Rukumija in Bradarc is situated 10 km from Požarevac. This monastery is most probably founded by Prince Lazar and it is connected to cult of sister Jelica.


  • The Ram Fortress 15.5km
  • The Ram Fortress

    On the right bank of the river Danube, downstream from the village Ram, there are remains of Roman military camp Lederata, 17 km from Veliko Gradište

  • The Golubac Fortress 17.1km
  • The Golubac Fortress

    The Golubac Fortress was mentioned for the first time in 1335 as a Hungarian military fortification, although the exact year of its erection is unknown, or who had erected it.

Archaelogical sites

  • The Archeological Site Viminacium 21.6km
  • The Archeological Site Viminacium

    Viminacium is an archeological finding 27 kilometers far away from Veliko Gradište and 12 km far away from Požarevac. The Roman military camp and the town were built in the 1st century...


  • Dionis 0.8km
  • Dionis

    The restaurant Dionis is located at the entrance to Veliko Gradiste. With kind staff and traditional cuisine, this restaurant offers bed and breakfast.

  • Dinčić 6km
  • Dinčić

    Restaurant Dinčić is a modernly equipped building, first class restaurant, built in the ambient of greenery and fresh air.

  • Kod Brke 6.2km
  • Kod Brke

    They started in 1968 by opening a small restaurant, one of the first in the town of Veliko Gradiste at the lake shore.


  • Cycling on Golubac 16km
  • Cycling on Golubac

    Golubac is marked on Europe’s cyclist maps, because through that municipality leads Eurovelo 6.

Sailing and boating

  • Sailing and rowing on Silver Lake 5.6km
  • Sailing and rowing on Silver Lake

    Good conditions for sailing are in village Zatonje, 12 km far from Veliko Gradiste. Rowing team of Serbia is preparing on Silver Lake for years.

  • Sailing on Danube 15.9km
  • Sailing on Danube

    Because of the specific combinations of local winds many consider it a sailing paradise. Size of the aquatorium, constant winds and 6.5 km of Danube's width are creating conditions for sailing on river in whole Europe.

  • Sailing on Bela crkva's lake 17km
  • Sailing on Bela crkva's lake

    On the Main Lake during the summer there is a school of sailing. Besides sailing, there is a school of swimming and diving too.

Picnic places

  • Aqua Park Silver lake 2.6km
  • Aqua Park Silver lake

    Aqua Park Silver lake, swimming pool complex total area of ​​2500 m2 of which 780 m2 is under water.

Hunting and fishing

  • Hunting and fishing around Veliko Gradiste 4.6km
  • Hunting and fishing around Veliko Gradiste

    here is Hunting Association „Golub“ (Pigeon) in Veliko Gradiste, founded 112 years ago. The hunting ground has an abundance of roe deer, wild boar, pheasant...

  • Fishing in Šaransko Lake 16.9km
  • Fishing in Šaransko Lake

    At all Belocrkvanska Lakes fishing is possible from the shore and from the boat.


  • The days of Carevac 0.8km
  • The days of Carevac

    The days of Carevac is a music festival and violin contest dedicated to Vlastimir Pavlović Carevac, a founder of the National Orchestra of Radio Belgrade.