The well known Mehmed Pasa Sokolović Bridge in Visegrad was built by the Ottoman architect and engineer Mimar Sinan for the Grand Vizier (of Christian origin) Mehmed Pasa Sokolović in 1571. It still stands, and it is now a tourist attraction, after being inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Many travelers come to Visegrad simply to take a walk across the famous bridge.
This is the famous bridge from the novel "The bridge over the Drina river" by Ivo Andric, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1961...
August 24th, 2012
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