Lopare

Property Description

Lopare municipality is located in the northeastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the picturesque landscape where Majevica Mountain transitions from Semberija and Posavina. According to the legend, the name Lopare comes from the ancient wooden-shovel like object used in baking bread and removing it from the oven, handcrafted especially for this process. According to the other legend, Lopare got its name for inhabitants who constantly fought (the interpretation of the name means to fight).

The first data on this settlement goes back to the second half of the 18th Century because residences were built here on the crossroads, and they were by trade and other caravans for the rest. Lopare represented road type village, most of the time with a street in the middle connecting with small, often blind alleys. In more recent years, 1600 meters long main street is criss-crossed with modern streets with houses, businesses and other objects. The beginning of modern development of the city has been linked to the Austro-Hungarian time (1878-1918) when today's municipal court was constructed (previously it was a police station) and both as well as the road connecting Lopare with neighboring municipalities. Lopare has been gaining an image of modern city every day – a small town that has grown into an attractive place with growing economy and tourism.

Fruit growing has been a great pride of this region and it will determine a crucial place for the preservation of the environment and healthy food production. Tourist offer has been focused at promotion of natural, cultural, historical, and all other values that make this community stands out.

 

Cultural and historical heritage, Natural beauties

Lopare has its numerous values. A natural beauty of Majevica Mountain, traditions and customs (traditional Majevica gathering), cultural and historical heritage (tombstones, churches and monuments from past wars). The remains of medieval tombstones can be found in the area of Lopare can be found. The most of them (about 30) are on the crossroads between between Tobut, Labuck and Vukosavac. The oldest church in this area of Lopare is in Mackovac and memorial complex in Vukosavci.

 

Events

  • Ceremony of Djurdjevdan St. Day (May 6th),
  • Majevica gathering,
  • St. Sava Academy,
  • Diaspora Days,
  • Majevica Art Festival,
  • Festival of Cycling - "Earth Day"
  • Festival of Biking

 

Attractions

  • Water-mill in Priboj on Janja river,
  • Waterfall Skakavac on Lipovac river,
  • The oldest church in Mackovac,
  • Majevica gathering.

 

Gastro

This area offers traditional local agricultural products: dry cheese - zarac, prunes, brandy, homemade cheese and cream, donuts, honey and honey products, homemade jams and marmalades and others.

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