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.

Old bazar Complex

Old bazar Complex

Old Bazaar Complex represents a set of monuments located in the historic cultural area of the city of Prishtina. The complex itself contains these monuments: - Bazaars Mosque, - Old fountain, - ...

Old Fountain

Old Fountain

City fountain is located in the complex of old Prishtina, in the central part of the city in the beginning of street "Nazim Gafuri" and "Zejnel Salihi" in the courtyard of the Bazaar Mosque, respectiv...

Power transformer

Power transformer

Power transformer built in XX century is a building function of the substation as an integral part of the system of production, transmission and distribution of electricity. This power transformer is ...

Prishtina Archive

Prishtina Archive

Central Archives building in Prishtina, (CPA) the former Technical High School is located in the first zone of cultural and historical heritage of the city of Prishtina. The exact year of constructio...

Residental complex

Residental complex "Emin Gjiku" - Ethnological Museum

Residential Complex "Emin Gjiku" is located at the core of the old city of Prishtina, in the northeast of the end of current center of the city, near the Great Hammam and the Mosque of Sultan Mehmet F...

Residental house – Luan Rudi

Residental house – Luan Rudi

The house of Luan Rudi belongs to end of 18th century. It is located in street "Tringë Smajli" in the center of Prishtina. Initial function was residence, but over time the ground floor was turned int...

Residential House – former Academy of Science and Arts of Kosova

Residential House – former Academy of Science and Arts of Kosova

The house dates since the 19th century and represents a rare example of the old civic residence architecture. The data indicate that the house was one of the many hostels in Prishtina. It was owned by...

Residential House - Muhamet Hasani

Residential House - Muhamet Hasani

In municipality of Prishtina, in village Keqekollë, there is a one-storey residential house built in the first XVIII century, which belongs to the type of housing with floor having a central enclosed ...

Residential House (IPCM)

Residential House (IPCM)

The house where today is located the Institute for Preservation of Kosovo Monuments dates from the second half of the XIX century. It was built by Maliq Pasha, a feudal gentleman from Kosovo, and toda...

Ressidental house of Hyniler

Ressidental house of Hyniler

The house of Hyjniler Family belongs to town houses type built by the end of the 18th century and early 20th century. The central part of the house is divanhanja which is reached from ground floor thr...

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