Marija Bistrica pilgrimage – captivates the heart of every visitor. Regardless of the faith, the place exudes with the calmness of the Zagorje hills and the welcoming spirit of the people in the region. Although it has been mentioned earlier as a magnificent estate of Bistrica, this place gets its meaning by the arrival of the miraculous statue from the Vinski vrh chapel. With the arrival of more and more believers in Bistrica, a larger church is being built and the place is being developed. The miraculous wooden statue has no artistic value, but its value to believers is unspeakable. Negra sum sed Formosa – I’m black but I’m beautiful describes this statue perfectly, which draws with all its might. Marija Bistrica is also on the UNESCO World Heritage Map. As many as two trades are on the UNESCO list – wooden toys and licitar gingerbread.