Mecavnik Hotel Drvengrad

Mecavnik Hotel Drvengrad

Within the Mokra Gora Nature Reservation, actually The region with special features and the Mokra Gora Nature Park and the “Sargan Eight” railway on the Sargan Mountain, there is a wonderful Mećavnik Hill where the famous Film Director Emir Kusturica had built his magic and absolutely exceptional traditional/ethno-village and the Film Academy “DRVENGRAD” – “WOODENTOWN” – KUSTENDORF. The Mecavnik Drvengrad Kustendorf Wooden Town is 4 stars luxurious tourist and artistic facility, as Kusturica said his “life project”, inspired by the best known Ivo Andric’s Nobel-winning novel, “The Bridge on the Drina River”.

Decision to establish the Mecavnik Drvengrad – Wooden Town as the unique touristic and artistic settlement-Film Academy in the middle of the wonderful intact nature of the breathtaking Tara National Park-Mokra Gora Nature Reserve, professor Kusturica made during the shooting of his ingenious film “Life is miracle“, with a result of “a medieval fortress defending itself from all the forms of poison that attack society“. The construction of Drvengrad tourist settlement, 4 stars comfortable tourist complex in outstanding eco environment, followed the idea of a perfect life beyond everyday routine, abandoned into the magic of nature and the call of tradition, keeping in the same time the links with the current moment. Kusturica has worked with the likes of Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Jerry Lewis and Iggy Pop and numerous famous artists and personalities. Film Director Emir Kusturica has won countless film awards and is one of the best-known film directors in Europe and the world.

Within the unique Wooden Town Drvengrad tourist settlement there are numerous archaic and hand-painted authentic Old Vlach comfortable chalets and various wooden structures featuring different luxurious amenities and facilities that enable variety of imaginative artistic, relaxing and tourist services : unique luxuriously furnished lodging houses imitating the traditional style of the Zlatibor architecture from the 19th century, but with full comfort, “Lotika” and “Prokleta avlija” superb traditional restaurants /serving finest and amazing local meals/, the Orthodox Church dedicated to Saint Sava, “Ivo Andric” Library, souvenir shops, “Kod Ćorkana” pastry and tea-shop, Underground Cinema, Congress halls and meeting facilities, swimming pool, gym, sauna, fully equipped convention hall, sport hall, tennis courts etc. Part of the wall in one corner of the Konak cafe is a shrine to the most famous guests to have visited Mećavnik or personal friends of Emir Kusturica like Jarmusch, Depp, Tyson, Putin, and Mikhalkov. Thanks to its comfortable accommodation and premium catering amenities and convenient congress facilities and ather amenities, numerous international and national events are successfully held in the Drvengrad Mecavnik Wooden Town Hotel throughout the year.

Drvengrad “Wooden-town” is rightfully awarded with the prestigious “Tourist Flower” prize by the National Tourist Organization, due to the brilliant services provided by young, devoted and educated team following Professor Kusturica.

“Shargan Eight” Rail is section of the Serbian railway that connects Western Serbia and Eastern Bosnia and West Morava and Drina Valleys. Sargan railway was built in 1925. In 13.5 kilometers away from Sargan to Mokra Gora station this retro railway climbs the altitude difference of 450 meters. The Sargan train route of the rail-track is remarkable and has shape of digit “eight”. To pass distance from Sargan to Mokra Gora train goes over 5 bridges and through 20 tunnels. The Sargan railway track Mokra Gora is the narrowest in Europe /only 0.76 meters/. In 1974 the Sargan railway traffic was suspended and after reconstruction works in 1999 trains started to operate again. This unique landmark attract more and more visitors every year. “Wooden-town” combined with the “Sargain train” is the premium or even the best tourist attraction of Serbia.

The “Iver” Ski Center is located at the elevation between 1343 and 1501meters, and features FIS ski runs – International homo-logy for large international ski slalom competitions, as well as the ski lift for beginners. The boarding house “Mladost” is situated on the ski competition run, while on its other side is the “Čarobni breg” Hotel situated. In the foot of the Iver Ski Center sits the hotel-tourist complex of “Mećavnik”, with the pool, sport arena, gymnast, cinema and other amenities.