Urban Entity Grand Bazaar (Gjakova)

Status

Type of Protection: Permanent protection Date of Protection: 19.02.1955-nr.59/55

History

Urban complex “Çarshija e Madhe” (Grand Bazaar) contains 525 important facilities. It is known as the biggest Market in South-East Europe. It performed the function of handicrafts, trade and central administration of the time. At present it is a cultural-historical, tourist, crafts and commercial complex. All events associated with the city of Gjakova are connected with the rise of the Çarshija e Madhe. Distinct architectural features the construction technique itself; the building style is traditional with local material: stone, wood, clay-brick, old roof tiles, lead, etc.

References

Unique number: 000334

Name: Urban Entity Grand Bazaar

Class: Ensemble

Institution: RCCH - Gjakovë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Gjakova

City/Village: Gjakova

Locality: Grand Bazaar

Postal Code: 50000

Name of Street: Ismajl Qemajli

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 16th

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