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Etno selo Ljubacke doline

Ethno Village - Museum Ljubačke Doline covers an area of about 2 hectares in the village of Ljubačevo, about 17km south of Banja Luka.

The name Ljubačke Doline was given after the valleys in the village of Ljubačevo, which are a natural phenomenon, unique in Europe, of diameter and depth of up to several hundred meters, concentrated on the whole Ljubačko field and as such do not exist anywhere else in Europe and represent a real tourist attraction. Ljubačevo, as a rich region, in addition to the Ethno village also boasts a beautiful view of the canyon Tijesno and it is a true ecological oasis for nature lovers, herbalists, artists, sportsmen and hunters. In the surrounding area there are caves with very rich cave formations and rare species of bat, a church from 1939, tombstones from the 16th century and the remains of the Turkish dormitory known as The Watchtower which dates from the 18th century.

The idea of an ethno village was born from the love of its owner, Nedeljko Brankovic, according to the old way of life, antiques, culture and tradition, which is designed and set up as an open air museum with an intention to present the life of a cooperative in the region, its spiritual and material culture of the late 19th and the first half of the 20th century.

A special part of the ethno village Ljubačka Dolina is the museum which has over 5,000 exhibits divided into collections (ethnological, naturalist and numismatic and a collection of antiques, a historical and an archaeological collection). There are exhibits from the former Yugoslavia, while some antiques, minerals and a portion of other exhibits have been collected from all 6 continents.

The Ethno Village consists of about thirty authentic structures from the surrounding villages which are furnished with authentic furniture and objects from that time (dwelling houses, barns for wheat, dairy plant and outbuildings (buildings for sleeping), beehive for corn, barn, shepherd's hut, shed for storage of agricultural machinery and tools, apiarys, a shed in which brandy is made, etc.). The central structure of the ethno-village is designed as a domed market/building  and also as a showroom within which there is a tavern where you can try traditional dishes and drinks from this region.

The Ethno village is adorned with reconstructed workshops: blacksmith, carpenter, cooper workshop, which are furnished with authentic tools and machines. The idea is that the ethno village after finishing all the work comes to life in the present.

More informations on web page.

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