The bridge itself is the main tourist attraction in this small Bosnian town.

The main architect of the bridge was Mimar Sinan, the greatest architect of the Otoman empire. The bridge itself has 11 stone arches and big stone portal and sofa in the middle. The sofa looks like a square stone bench, where you can sit and enjoy the scenery. If you are not familiar with the reading you can visit Visegrad web site www.visegradtourism.com

There is a beautiful summer terrace near the bridge, and this is the main tourist spot in the town. The terrace has a great view over the bridge. The best way to exploring the bridge is to take a ride in one of the tourist boats, so you can enjoy the Drina river at the same time.

Before you see the Visegrad Bridge, you should read the book "Bridge over Drina" by Ivo Andric. You will fall in love with the bridge, which is the main character of the book. The book is the main reason for many people when deciding to visit  Visegrad.

 Bridge over Drina, from road to Sarajevo

When you see the bridge for the first time it is like it is described in the book; a magnificient massive stone bridge, over the emerald green river Drina. For those who haven't read the book, the bridge was built in 1577 by Mehmed pasa Sokolovic, a Serbian boy who become a grand vezier of the mighty Otoman empire.That is the reason why this bridge is also known a Mehmed pasa Sokolovic bridge.

View from the hotel terrace

You may be dissapointed to find out that the old caravan saray from the book is destroyed, altough the old Lotika hotel building is still there.

If you are interested in old architecture, or you are travveling across Bosnia you should definitely visit Visegrad, at least for one day.