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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 (14)

AleksandarMarković on July 25, 2012

Sviđa mi se...

Aca Srbin on July 25, 2012

Дивно место. Одличан снимак! Свиђа ми се. Поздрав :)

Dezso Biczo © on July 25, 2012

Dear SlobaSerb

Really spectacular this wonderful image. 


kurt Oblak on July 26, 2012

Einmalig schöne Aufnahme,Like 4,gruß KURT

SlobaSerb on July 27, 2012

Thank you for your visit and support my dear: AleksandarMarković, Aca Srbin, Dezso Biczo © and kurt Oblak. Best regards from Zlatibor - Serbia.

Хвала за посету и пордшку моји драги: AleksandarMarković, Aca Srbin, Dezso Biczo © and kurt Oblak. Пуно поздрава са Златибора.

silgab on July 27, 2012

Linda + like.Silgab

Lucien Kivit on August 27, 2012

Very beautiful and interesting picture. Excellent composition, LIKE 6, regards from Belgium, Lucien

pepeljuga1 on October 9, 2012

dobra fotka.. L


Darko Pavlović on November 27, 2012

Super, L.


poludziber on December 11, 2012

Lepo, lajk.....pozdrav, Vlada

Guido Freiherr von R… on February 10, 2013

Nice color! Like!!!

& on February 11, 2013

very nice photo !! greetings!! like

mimmo valenti on February 28, 2013

Interesting heritage. Thanks for sharing


Ciao Mimmo

PavelAlex on April 3, 2013


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  • Uploaded on July 24, 2012
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    by SlobaSerb
    • Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X3
    • Taken on 2012/07/24 12:13:25
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 21.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100