|(Streets of Adricgrad)|
My friends and I only spent about 3-4 hours in Višegrad but it was enough time for us to see everything we wanted to see. We parked our car for free at the Andrićgrad parking lot. Andrićgrad is the main attraction in Višegrad, along with the Drina Bridge (Na Drini Cuprija). There are still a few buildings that are under construction in Andrićgrad (a hotel, university, dorms), but for the most part, the town is complete. It has recently been created by a famous Serbian director, Emir Kusturica. It is a town that is dedicated to the late novelist Ivo Andrić, who received a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961. One of Andrić’s most famous novels, “Na Drini Čuprija” (The Bridge on the Drina), was written by Andrić in Višegrad.
|(Patio of the čevabdžinica where we ate ćevapi)|
Within Andrićgrad there are several shops, restaurants, and bakeries. One restaurant that we visited was a čevabdžinica. The ćevapi there were absolutely delicious, and the prices were reasonable. There is also a museum dedicated to the works of Andrić, however we did not enter as it was closed.
|(View from the boat)|
|(More of Andricgrad)|
There is also an old fortress in Višegrad that looked beautiful from the boat, and from the pictures on Google, however, we did not visit it as we wanted to get back home before dark.
For more information be sure to check out the main tourist website for Višegrad.
2 thoughts on “Višegrad, a Town That Inspired a Nobel Prize Novelist”
worth it just for the bridge!
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