Višegrad is a town and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is part of the Republika Srpska entity. It is on the river Drina, located on the road from Goražde and Ustiprača towards Užice, Serbia. The town is widely known for the book Bridge on the Drina written by Ivo Andrić, Nobel prize winning author. The well known Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad was built by an Ottoman Grand Vizier of Christian origin, Mehmed Paša 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 Višegrad simply to take a walk across the famous bridge.