KARANAC
Tradition, humanity, multiculturalism

In the area of Baranya village of Karanac there are remains of Roman settlements from ancient times. At that time, the area was known as Mons Aureus or translated: Golden Hill. It is assumed that this is a proof that the hill Bansko brdo was the wine growing area 2000 years ago, although the possibility cannot be excluded that the "gold" not only refers to grapes, but also to the grain fields which still embellish Baranya.

Apart from the fact that Karanac is first and perhaps the most famous Baranya’s ethno village, the less known fact is that Karanac is also one of the most humane places in Baranya, since it is the home to the highest number of children in foster care per resident.

Karanac has a rich multicultural heritage because throught its history many nations lived in this area. Starting from the Romans and Barbarians, to the Turks, Germans, Russians and Hungarians, Serbs, Bosnians, Herzegovinians and Dalmatians, every nation has left its mark on the cultural heritage of Karanac. As a proof, today there are three churches in Karanac, which is a large number considering that the village has seven house blocks and 1,065 residents in 391 households.