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Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge, Višegrad, Bosnia Herzegovina
Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge, Višegrad, Bosnia Herzegovina
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The Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge is a bridge across the Drina River in Višegrad, Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 23 June to 2 July, 2007. The Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge is regarded as a remarkable architectural testimony to the apogee of the classical age of the Ottoman Empire.

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Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge, Višegrad, Bosnia Herzegovina
Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge, Višegrad, Bosnia Herzegovina
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Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge, Višegrad, Bosnia Herzegovina
Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge, Višegrad, Bosnia Herzegovina
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Bridge on the Drina River
Bridge on the Drina River
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What to See in Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge in Višegrad

The heritage site comprises the Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge, the access ramp, and the two river banks upstream and downstream, covering an area of 1.5 hectares protected by a 12.2 hectare section of buffer zone.

The Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge has in fact suffered damage through the ages, including a severe blood in 1896, and war ravages in both the first and second World Wars. The bridge was reconstructed in stone in the early 1950. Despite this, the authenticity of the original design has generally been maintained through the successive restorations.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 43 46 53.2 E 19 17 16.89
Inscription Year: 2007
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV

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Visiting Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge in Višegrad

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Sarajevo. You can make your arrangements to visit Višegrad from there, or engage a travel agency to do the arrangements. Here's a list of hotels in Sarajevo.

Getting there

There are buses going to Višegrad from Sarajevo.

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