At the end of the asphalt road leading to the lake Bruje, at the beginning of the forest, is the Banja spring. It is difficult to define the type Banja belongs to, or better said Roman bath, as some call it, because it changed its purpose over the years. Some time ago it was used to heal Roman legionaries with thermo-mineral water, and there were remains of baths and sewers found at Banja Kulin, and it's said the sewers even lead to Sremska Mitrovica (Sirmium). Water flows from all sides. Water used to be for drinking, but now there is no regulated access to the spring source and the water goes down the canal. Underground springs are located at the other end of the pool, and the overflow forms a stream that fills lake Bruje. Water continues be of good mineral content and contains a lot of iodine and sulfur. People say it cures eczema, or skin diseases. The temperature in the pool all year round is a constant 13 degrees Celsius. If you take a closer look, you can see how bubbles emerge from the ground.
Though everyone thinks Banja belongs to Erdevik, each localman from Ljuba will proudly say that cadastrally it belongs to Ljuba, which is true. The path that leads through the woods is to Ljuba than the center of Erdevik almost three times, but because it's connected to an asphalt road many think Banja is tied to Erdevik. Folks from Ljuba are the most frequent visitors to Banja and they occasionally clean the pool from water plants.
From this location you can walk up Kosača meadow and local springs. Behind Banja there is a beautiful meadow for camping and the old quarry.
on the map location
- Lat: 45.14489
- Long: 19.40000
- Alt: 138 m