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Drvengrad, meaning Wooden Town, also known as Küstendorf and Mećavnik, is a traditional village that the Serbian film director Emir Kusturica built for his film Life is a Miracle.

It is located in the Zlatibor District near the city of Uzice, two hundred kilometers southwest of Serbia's capital, Belgrade. Drvengrad is also known as Küstendorf, as a word play on German "dorf" (village) and Kusturica's nickname, "Kusta". Kusturica has also been known to call it Mećavnik, which is the name of the neighbouring village.

Drvengrad has a library, named the Ivo Andrić Library; an artist gallery named Macola in honor of sculptor Dragan Jovićević (it was previously known as Anika, after a character from Ivo Andrić's prose); Cinema Stanley Kubrik; a main house which houses a cinema-hall in the cellar, a living room, a guest room, a closed yard, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a sauna and private rooms for the Kusturica family; a sports hall; a restaurant; a cake shop, as well as a souvenir shop; and finally, a Church dedicated to St. Sava.

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Comments (17)

AleksandarMarković on July 24, 2012


Dezso Biczo © on July 25, 2012

Fantastic photo, congratulations


  • I wish you a happy day!
Kostia Semytskyi on July 28, 2012

Nice! Like 3. Greeting from Ukraine. Kostia

funtor on August 26, 2012

Interesting place and a picture with beautiful mood, i like it. Cheers from Germany, Thomas

kurt Oblak on September 22, 2012

Fantastisches Bild,Like 5,gruß KURT

Сувајац on November 8, 2012

Одлична фотографија! *

Nikola Čulić on November 29, 2012

Like 7

RGC52 on December 1, 2012

Eccellente composizione, colori e paesaggio molto belli,mi piace LIKE 8+ Favorite 2 Saluti dall'Italia RGC52

Mojzer László on February 12, 2013

Hi SlobaSerb! Thank you very much. I really like this picture. Greetings: Laci L+F

vladanscekic on February 24, 2013

Предивна композиција!


Sergio N. Verrillo (… on March 20, 2013

Grande visuale! YSL. Saluti, Serghiei1

luky99ful on April 3, 2013

Great light-show and magnififent panoramic view, YSL,Luky.

L. F. on April 3, 2013

I really like your gallery, I love this pic, Like 15 & Fav 7

Greetings, Luca

veranik on April 5, 2013

Wonderful place. Nice taking.


Best wishes.

jacot69 on April 6, 2013

Wspaniała kompozycja! Pozdrowienia z Polski! L+F

Bogdan KUSMUK on June 3, 2013


liem ailie on August 27, 2014

Hi, SlobaSerb

excellent capture and nice composition L&F

thank you very much for your visit to my gallery

best regard Tiffany Liem

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 24, 2012
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    by SlobaSerb
    • Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X3
    • Taken on 2012/07/24 12:21:00
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/18.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash