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Alfie W
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A complete waste of time. 99% of the buildings are to rooms to rent. Pretty much all the others are cafe. It looks pretty impressive from the valley but the visitable part us tiny - it took 10 minutes to walk the whole place. One modern church you can look in and a pathetic shop. No sense of Serbian culture or heritage. Really - don't waste your time unless you are desperate for a coffee and even then mokra gora station restaurant is much nicer.
Written July 8, 2023
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brankazuban
Torbole, Italy6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I visit Mecavnik when ever in Srbija. Amazing place that inspires you to write. one could go for lovely walks, play tennis or take a swim. snow in winter and very good program in warm restaurant, libreri, cinema.
Written February 11, 2020
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Aarup, Denmark575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit and experience the magnificent nature, the city is built up on the basis of the great movie: Life is a Mircale. You can stay and eat at their restaurant, it is a must see.
Written January 24, 2019
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Momir T
Belgrade, Serbia42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
Mećavnik (Drvengrad or Kustendorf), nice cluster of wooden buildings were built by famous Serbian/Yugoslav movie director Emir Kusturica at the hill Mećavnik couple hundred meters away from narrow-gauge railway station Mokra Gora (Šargan Eight). There are several cafes and a restaurant, movie theater, souvenir shop and logging space. All buildings are constructed in traditional Serbian mountain style (stone and wood). There is a small selection of old-timer cars from communist era.
You'll enjoy the view at the Šargan mountain and pitoresque tourist narrow-gauge railway Šarganska osmica. Kusturica made one of his most romantic movie Život je čudo (Life is a Miracle) on nearby locations; in fact this movie gave him an idea to build Mećavnik.
Twenty five kilometers away, just across Serbian/Bosnian border there is another Kusturica's development, Andrićgrad in small town Višegrad, named by famous Serbian Nobel prize writer Ivo Andrić, author of the novel "The Bridge on the Drina".
Nice place for one day visit, not far from two very interesting tourist destinatins, mountings Tara and Zlatibor.
Written August 22, 2013
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JoanneElizabeth1970
Birmingham, UK161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Very quirky former film set, wooden cabins with bright painted woodwork. Clean, comfy beds in cosy cabins. Bathroom was very small with shower over the tiny cupboard of a bathroom so everything got wet. Plenty of choice at dinner but hot stuff was a bit cold. It's a place that's definitely worth visiting but not necessarily to stay in.
Written October 30, 2019
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Cojeet
47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Nice place to explore, not a great lot to do but its worth a visit. The old cars are a treat! There is a swimming pool, restaurant and souvenir shops.
Written July 6, 2019
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Jelena
Belgrade, Serbia76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Please is simply amazing... Must visit while in Serbia.
Great food, breathtaking nature, clean and one of the best mountains in the area.
Highly recommended ❤️
Written May 5, 2019
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ThePr0fe550r
Shanghai, China91 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
My wife and I wanted to just spend a few days relaxing away from everything and we picked Mokra Gora because we find it very idyllic especially in winter. And that is exactly how it was. Cosy rooms, amazing food and drinks, and the roads through the mountain give so many opportunities for hiking in nature and relaxing with some spectacular views. Other thing that works in its favor are very affordable prices. For a such as highly touristy place, it is very affordable. BUT, I am not sure WHY it is, but ALL places in the village allow smoking. The peak of this hypocrisy is that in the same room one table is considered smoking and the table right next to you is considered non-smoking. In winter, it gets EXTREMELY SMOKY inside the restaurant or a cafe that you can not literally sit more than 5 minutes and you have to go out. Even if you just walk through the room just to get to the pool or the dining hall, your are bound to smell like you just smoked 10 cigarettes. What's worse children are everywhere, coughing left and right, but adults just don't care. Smoking is allowed in the main house, dinning room, even the darn bakery! HOW THE HECK DO YOU ALLOW SMOKING IN A BAKERY!? Anyways, I loved EVERYTHING about this place, from food, music, relaxing by the pool, and the idyllic surrounding, but the fact they allow smoking everywhere will prevent me from going back. If you are with kids, and care about their health, do not go there.
Written February 20, 2018
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Jamerli
15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
The site itself was built as a set for one of Emir Kusturica's movies. It' s supposed to represent a kind of etno village with wooden buildings. However all the buildings are closed off as they belong to Kusturica's family, are hotels, restaurants etc. The view from there is nothing special..you have way better views in the area by just driving around by car or going to the Tara National Park which is very close. It's not an etno village either since there is no information about anything and you cannot enter anything..if you want to see a real etno village go to Sirogojno close to Zlatibor. The bookshop is a souvenir shop which sells only one of Kusturica's movie and without english subtitles and little else. There are quite a lot of restaurants but I am not sure why I should pay an entry ticket to sit at a restaurant or visit a very poorly stuffed souvenir shop...I am not even sure what this was supposed to be and it was the most disappointing experience in a six week long Balkan trip.
Written August 21, 2017
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Sossi G
Yerevan, Armenia197 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Why do you want to visit this place? In order to see the beauty of Serbian nature? Get into a car and reach Mecavnik or any other place in Serbia on the same distance. And go back home! Because Serbia is a beautiful country and you will see exactly the same that Mecavnik can offer or even more. And if you a masochist and you have extra money, you can buy for 5 EUR possibility to spend 2 hours in a wagon of Shargan Eight staying or seating on a hard uncomfortable seat. In hot weather. If you suffer from asthma, we will not recommend you this trip. Because the train works on diesel and there is no ventilation installed in the wagons. While passing through many and some of them quite long tunnels you can be choking on exhaust fumes. As my husband says, the idea is excellent, however, the performance is awful.
Written August 10, 2015
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