Ethno village Bistrica

Ethno village Bistrica

The village of Bistrica is located next to the regional road that connects the center of Braničevo district with Žagubica and Bor.

It lies on the river of the same name, and is about ten kilometers away from the city. A part of the village Bistrica, some 56 cadastral parcels were declared cultural asset of great importance in 1986.

It is a cultural-historical site which includes three rolling mills, ten watermills, a church with a churchyard, a farm, five houses, one of which has additional buildings, the local community building, the old school and the tavern.

Favorable geographical position, proximity and good connections to the town with a considerable offer of interesting content for potential tourists are the reasons why the people of Bistrica became interested in rural tourism.

The noise of the mill wheel can be heard in the village, as in the old days when the locals from surrounding villages brought sacks of wheat and corn, that were ground into flour in the mills on the Mlava and Bistrica rivers and then used for holiday cakes, hot bread and the sweetest "steamed proja" and "Vlach kačamak".

A random traveler might think they got lost in time and somehow found themselves in the 18th and 19th century, because everything they see reminds of that time: fluting and wheel, colorful costumes of Serbs and Vlachs, stalls where you can try and buy honey and brandy, but also brandy tubs and barrels, pottery, "heavy cloth", hand-woven carpets, wool and furs, bells and flags, shoes made of pork and cow leather…

Drustvo vodeničara i pomeljara Bistrice