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On the right coast of the Sava river, in Mačvanska Mitrovica, nearby Sremska Mitrovica you can come across ethno mansion "Zmaj od Noćaja" (The Dragon of Noćaj). Placed a hundred metres from the regional road Mitrovica - Sabac and nearby archealogical site Sirmium (now Sremska Mitrovica) on one and nature reserve Zasavica on the other side there is place that you should by all means see. There you can take a rest and recreate and learn more about rich cultural heritage of this part of Mačva and Srem. Ethno mansion "Zmaj od Noćaja" is named after famous duke from the First Serbian Uprising, Stojan Čupić, whose life and heroic achievements are connected to this part of Mačva. There is a monument dedicated to this famous duke in the churchyard in the village of Salaš Noćajski. Čupić family still charish remembrance of their famous ancestor.

Three new objects are built in household of Svetislav Čupić in order to develop village tourism. All buildings are built of brick, wood and covered with tile. Decorative elements and pieces of architectural designs are made in spirit of medeival fortresses and ethnic architecture. There is a one-storey building built to accommodate guests on the north side of the backyard. There is a ground-floor house next to that building for serving guests. There are exhibited male and female national costumes from Mačva. Windows, tables and chairs are covered with curtains, fabrics and table-cloths from these regions.

There is one-storey building built for keeping, preparing and serving food on the west side of the backyard. Objects and dishes used for preparing food in a traditional village household of this area are exposed on the ground-floor where are stoves. On the first floor there is a wide balcony built for serving guests. This space is also used for the purpose of regional artists' exhibitions. There is an indoor room on the first floor decorated with objects that deal with the owner's life. In the other room there are exhibited photos and other objects referring to dukes from the First Serbian Uprising. Exhibited objects are original objects of traditional lifestyle and creativity of Macva and the owner wants to promote cultural heritage of this area by them.

Historical importance and family bonds with Mačva's duke Stojan Čupić, Zmaj od Noćaja, is very important so one of the rooms is dedicated to him. In hard times of the First Serbian Uprising, Stojan Čupić, as a good orator and a man of honour played a very important role. His human qualities emerged when he accommodated and protected Serbian refugees from Bosnia in the hardest moments. As a sign of gratitude, poet Filip Višnjić wrote songs about his bravery. Hospitality of Stojan Čupić is showed in a sentence: "Neither take, nor leave, but give" and even today this is the example of human unselfishness and guide line to his descendants.

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Ethno house is located 70km from Belgrade and only 55km from Belgrade airport

Traditional Serbian cuisine, domestic wine and brandy

For reservations please call +381-63-556-450 or +44-7791300939

Sites to visit

Special nature reserve Zasavica

Monasteries of Fruška Gora

Ancient Sirmium and Museum of Srem