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Suvaca in Kikinda

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The dry mill for grinding grain

106 Nemanjina, 23300, Kikinda, Severno-banatski okrug, Serbia

Suvaca in Kikinda is one of two remaining dry mills in the whole Pannonia plain. In 1951 it is listed under state protection, and in 1990 declared for the immovable cultural monument of great importance.
Suvača is the ethnographic object characteristic for the Vojvodina region in the nineteenth century. It was built in 1899, and functioned until 1945.
Suvaca is horse-powered dry mill for grinding grain. Pair of horses could grind up to 100kg of grain per hour. According to tradition, the taste of bread from wheat milled in Suvaca was excellent and high quality. Besides grains, in Suvaca where ground paprika, pepper or rarely cinnamon.
In the world there are only two remained dry mills – one in the Hungarian town Szarvas and the other in Croatian village Otok.

How to get there

By Highway Belgrade-Novi Sad, exit Srbobran and by road to Srbobran, Novi Becej and Kikinda