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Arts & Culture in Višegrad

Your complete guide to the best museums, theatres, galleries, street art, and best cultural events in town.
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Ivo Andrić Memorial House

Museum of Local History in Višegrad

Ive Andrića, Višegrad

Andricgrad

Andrićgrad (Serbian Cyrillic: Андрићград, meaning "Andrić's town") is the name of a construction project located in Višegrad, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina by film director Emir Kusturica. The town is dedicated to Yugoslav novelist and Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andrić. Construction of Andrićgrad, also known as Kamengrad (Каменград, "Stonetown") started on 28 June 2011, and was officially opened on 28 June 2014, on Vidovdan. Andrićgrad is located several kilometers from Kusturica's first town, Drvengrad, in Serbia.

Mlade Bosne, Višegrad 73240

Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge

The Bridge on the Drina is a heritage of the Grand Vizier Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic (in Turkish Sokollu Mehmed Paşa, 1505. or 1506-1579). He is one of the greatest Ottoman war generals by origin from Bosnia. He was born in the village of Sokolovići near Rudo in 1505. or 1506, as a child of Orthodox parents. At that time, there was a tradition known as Devsirme, or „The contribution in blood”. Serbian children were taken away by force to Turkey where they would be converted to Islam and taught in their military schools to become Janissaries, the elite soldiers of the Turkish Empire. So Bajica Sokolovic was also taken as a child from the surroundings of Višegrad and was given the name Mehmed.

Palih boraca 6, Višegrad 73240

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