Višegrad

Not to be confused with Visegrád, Hungary.
Bridge over the Drina
Tourist boat
Main entrance of the Andricgrad
Street

Višegrad is a city on the banks of the river Drina in Sarajevo Region, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The town is well known for its UNESCO site, Mehmed paša Sokolović Bridge, and the poet Ivo Andrić, nobel prize winner in 1961 for the novel The Bridge over the Drina.

Understand

Get in

By bus

Daily bus departures from Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Trebinje, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Užice.

From Sarajevo, Višegrad can be reached by the M5 road after 120 km. There are a few daily buses from Sarajevo to Višegrad. All buses go from the Eastern Sarajevo-Lukavica station. To get there catch a city trolley from Skenderija centre to Dobrinja and get off at the last station. From there, it is 150 meters to the Istocno Sarajevo bus station. The trolley ticket was €0.90 in summer 2009, and the bus ticket from Sarajevo to Višegrad is around €8.

From Belgrade, Višegrad can be reached by the road M5 via Čačak and Uzice, after 280 km in total. Daily buses during the whole day.

Užice to Višegrad 470 Serbian Dinars (€4.70) (2010).

If your bus terminates in Višegrad, try to get off somewhere in the town centre, otherwise you will end up at the terminus on the south edge of town by the sports field, (passing through a tunnel). If this happens it is just a 0.5Km walk downhill to the town, 1km to the old bridge.

By train

The nearest railway station in BiH is located in Sarajevo, which is 120 km from Višegrad.

By plane

The nearest international airport in BiH is located in Sarajevo 120 km away.

Get around

Walk! It is a small-enough, compact town best explored on foot.

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Do

Eat

Drink

Night life- live local music on Fridays and Saturdays

Sleep

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