Roman Fort in Iža - Kelemantia

The whole area of the fort with its extent of more than 3 ha has been protected national monument since 1957. In 1990 it was promulgated a national cultural monument. Today thanks to the effort of municipal authorities in Iža and support of the state as well as donators the area is open to the public all year round in the form of an open-air museum.


To the Roman fort in direction from Komárno as well as from Nové Zámky we get by the main road No. 64 and side-road No. 63 to the village Iža. From its centre we follow a panel road leading to the Danube, and then approximately 1.5 km along the river bank against its current westwards. The other route in direction from Komárno leads by local road from the Vážsky bridge by the turn right through the town district Komárno-Veľký Harčáš (approx. 3 km) and then by a short path (800 m) in field. On foot or by bicycle from Iža or Komárno we can get there also along the Váh and Danube protection antiflooding dike (approx. 4 km).


Within the monument area remains of original objects and reconstructed parts are presented: an outlined reconstruction of the whole southern part of fortification – line of the fortification wall with silhuette reconstruction of the southern gate (porta decumana), with intermediate and corner bastions, also a ground plan of the northern gate (porta praetoria), north-eastern and north-western corner bastion with addition from the 4th century, a barrack from the 3rd century, a well and a water tank.


In the middle of the area and in vicinity of presented architectures informative boards with drawn reconstructions and with informative texts in four languages (Slovak, Hungarian, German and English) are situated.


Finds excavated in the Roman fort in Iža are presented on the permanent exhibition of the Podunajské Museum in Komárno and in Lapidarium of Roman Monuments in Bastion VI as well as in the Treasure-room of the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava Castle and in the permanent exhibition of the Slovak Agricultural Museum in Nitra (the area of Agrokomplex).



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