Mokra Gora GPS coordinates
Nature Park “Šargan – Mokra Gora” segment encompasses the mountain, Tara. The settlements of Mokra Gora are in the form of hamlets, where individual households form family cooperatives. The only true settlement in the Nature Park is Mokra Gora, the “road village”.
Traditional residential buildings of this region are the Old Vlach log cabins with four-sloped roofs made of shingle or planks. Simple combinations of wood and stone, blended into turbulent landscapes, create a unique visual impression that leaves nobody indifferent.
The cultural-tourist complex Drvengrad, also known as Küstendorf and Mechavnik (Mećavnik), is situated on top of the hill Mećavnik, at the foothills of which is the village of Mokra Gora. The creator of this unique ethnic settlement is Emir Kusturica, who gained the inspiration for his unusual project while filming the movie “Life is a Miracle” in Mokra Gora. The construction of Drvengrad followed the idea of a perfect life beyond everyday routine, abandoned into the magic of nature and the call of tradition, keeping at the same time the links with the current moment.
Authentic Old Vlach log cabins of this region were used to build Drvengrad. Many of them, several hundreds of years old, were deserted and exposed to the ravage of time. In order to make them functional again, they were transported in frames, restored, and put upon high stone supports, with basements adapted to the inclination of the terrain.