Village of Gostuša - Basic information

This picturesque and unusual village is located near Zavojsko Lake, at the foot of Stara Planina. It has been isolated from the public and visitors for a long time, but in recent years, word has spread about the village with interesting-looking houses, covered with stone slabs.

History of the village of Gostusha
It is not known exactly when this village was founded, but it is assumed that this is one of the three oldest villages in the vicinity of Pirot. Its significance lies in the fact that almost all the buildings in it are built of stone and other natural materials that could be found in the area.Unfortunately, this place was unknown to people outside the Pirot region, but with the help of various organizations, a better road was built that makes this place more accessible. Also, work was done on the promotion of this place, so it is not surprising that it is attracting more and more tourists. Near the village are the remains of a fortress from the period of the Roman Empire, which makes this area even more special.

Architecture of the village of Gostusha

The whole village was built in the same way. In order to accommodate about 1,500 inhabitants, houses were built of stone and other natural materials, with roofs made of roofing slate, a stone that was once used for this purpose. A very small number of locals still live there, and the village has managed to preserve its original appearance. Today, it is under state protection, and is part of the Stara Planina National Park.

How to get to the village of Gostusa?
The village is located near Zavojsko Lake, on the slopes of Stara Planina.
Arriving by car:
  • From Pirot, on the road through Novi Zavoj, Gradasnica, Nisor, Koprivstica, Lukanja and Bela, along Zavojsko Lake.
  • It can be reached from Belgrade in 3 and a half hours, by the A1 highway, through Jagodina, Paracin, Nis and Pirot.


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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