Višegrad lies on the Drina River, in a spacious basin, on hilly slopes that gently rise to the mountains of over 1000 meters high. Višegrad basin is one of the few extensions in the Drina River, which, partly, consists high cliffs and mountains. At the place where the mountains forming the narrow and deep canyon of the Drina are separated into a spacious basin, there are the stone 500 years old bridge with 11 arches, known worldwide as “Bridge over Drina” thanks to Ivo Andrić, a Bosnian novelist, who has written the novel „Bridge over Drina“ and got a Nobel prize for it.
Perfect day trip from Sarajevo to East part of the country, in entity of Republic of Srpska, in about 2-hour drive. For those who like to enjoy, it can be relaxing to sit on the bridge to rest and absorb energy from the irreproachable river Drina that runs beneath them. If You are lucky enough, You will see wild horses runing free on our way back to Sarajevo.
This area is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Southeast Europe, but also a significant cultural and historical monument.