Specifics of the Region of Prishtina (Cultural Heritage)

The city of Prishtina is the capital and the center of the Prishtina District.
Prishtina is a beautiful and modern city, its features a legacy of ancient cultures: Illyrian, Byzantine and Ottoman.
The name of Prishtina is first mentioned in medieval times, but traces of archaeological settlements in its vicinity are situated from the Neolith, such as settlements around Graçanka River, which is estimated to be around 6 thousand years old.Read more

The Roman Ulpiana, one of the most important settlements in the region, was situated in the vicinity of Prishtina, built on the foundations of an Illyrian settlement, which was later, after an earthquake, a disaster which struck Dardania, erected as one of the largest Byzantine centers in early medieval times, named "Justiniana sekonda". It was built by the Great Roman-Byzantine Emperor Justinian, in the VI Century. Settlements of early iron times are also found along Taukbashçe Park and the Normal School, throughout the complex all the way to the Gçrmia pool, evidence of the first Illyrian settlements in the vicinity of Prishtina.For over one century, in the second half of the XVII century, Prishtina was under the feudal rule of the Albanian Family Gjini. The old town of Prishtina was situated between two rivers: Vellusha and Prishtina (Prishtevka), which, now underground, conceal the natural characteristics of the old town. The old center of the town, with the Bedestan, Llokaqi Mosque (XVI century), the Catholic Church, the Synagogue and the Old Market, were fully destroyed under the communist regime of the 1950s.

Prishtina includes 7 municipalities: Prishtina, Podujeva, Obiliq, Drenas, Lipjan, Fushë Kosova, and has listed a total of 118 sites in the list of Cultural Heritage for Temporary Protection, of which 51 profane, 27 sacral and 35 utilitarian.

High School

High School "Sami Frashëri"

High School "Sami Frashëri" is located in the historic area of the city of Prishtina, in street "Ibrahim Lutfiu" and it was built in 1950, which back then, it was considered as a modern center. High ...

King’s Mosque

King’s Mosque

The Mosque of Sultan Mehmet Fatih II is located at the core of the old city of Prishtina, near the Great Hammam (15th century), Clock Tower (19th century), the building of the Academy of Sciences and ...

Kosovo Museum

Kosovo Museum

Monumental eclectic building "Kosovo Museum" (Guest house of Jashar Pasha), is located close to the historic area of the city of Prishtina in street "Ibrahim Lutfiu", which is built around 1885/86. Th...

Library

Library "Hivzi Sulejmani"

According to the inscription on the facade, the building of the City Library "Hivzi Sylejmani" dates since 1930. Initial function was residence and the house and it was owned by a dealer of Jewish her...

Llapi Mosque

Llapi Mosque

Llapi Mosque is located in the northern peripheral part of the old city center (Old Qarshia) of Pristina. Historically, it is known as the Ramadani Mosque and belongs to the Ottoman period. Most of t...

Matiqan-medieval necropolis-Bregu i Ajetit

Matiqan-medieval necropolis-Bregu i Ajetit

Earlier village of Matiqan, today neighborhood of Pristina, is known in the archaeological literature on the occasion of the discovery and recording of the necropolis known as the Matiçan i Poshtëm ol...

Municipium Ulpiana-Justiniana Secunda

Municipium Ulpiana-Justiniana Secunda

The roman and Byzantine site of Ulpiana is without a doubt one of the most interesting archaeological centres of Kosovo and the entire Illyrian peninsula. The setting of the site close to a rich minin...

National University Library

National University Library

It is built in 1974 and designed by Croatian architect Andrija Mutnjakovic, the library as an architectural whole is a combination of domes and cupolas and belongs to the type of “new regionalism” arc...

Neolithic archaeological site in Bardhosh

Neolithic archaeological site in Bardhosh

Bardhosh is positioned north of Prishtina, set on the left side of the road to Podujeva. The Neolithic site of Bardhosh was accidentally discovered in 2002, on the occasion of opening foundations in o...

Neolithic archaeological site ''Te arat Kovaçe' in Barileva

Neolithic archaeological site ''Te arat Kovaçe' in Barileva

The Neolithic site of Barileva, is situated at the village with the same name, stretched at the fertile fields known locally as the ‚Arat Kovaçe’ (English; Kovace fields). The first signs of archaeolo...

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