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If the path leads you to Vukovar, Vinkovci or Županja, take some time and visit the pilgrimage site of Šumanovci. Find some free time, it pays off, invigorates your body and mind. Avoid daily worries and obligations for a few moments, devote a little time to yourself. Find spiritual peace in the pilgrimage site of Šumanovci.
A few hundred meters from the sanctuary in the Hrastovo forest. Here, for pilgrims, a chapel was built and a well dug. The shady oak forest and the wind that blows through the treetops give the occasional traveler a special atmosphere, so that everyone will be happy to come back.
The pilgrimage site is on the outskirts of Gunja – Drenovci – Đurići. It is the oldest pilgrimage site in the Vukovar-Srijem County and dates from the 14th century. In 1373, the Counts of Alša built a Franciscan monastery on the site of today’s pilgrimage site. Mary gradually develops into a shrine. During the Ottoman era, the pilgrimage site was destroyed, after the rule of the Ottomans it became a pilgrimage site again. In 1822 a new church was built in Šumanovci, in which the statue of the Assumption of Mary is exhibited. Today it is visited in large numbers on various occasions throughout the year, especially the feasts of the Assumption.