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.

The Great Hammam

The Great Hammam

Great Hammam in Prishtina is important monument, located in an equally important urban ensemble in center of Prishtina. Closeness to three historic mosques, Clock Tower, to some under protection house...

The Mosque of Jashar Pasha

The Mosque of Jashar Pasha

In road axis "Nazim Gafurri", as an integral part of the traditional architectural ensemble of the Bazaar Mosque, Fountain, Kosovo Museum, Clock Tower and Archaeological Park, entirety set under state...

Tjerrtorja-neolithic site (Discovery site of the 'Goddess on Throne'

Tjerrtorja-neolithic site (Discovery site of the 'Goddess on Throne'

The Neolithic site of ‘Tjerrtorja’ was identified accidentally in the 50’s of the last century, when the factory was started to be built, known as the cotton and textile production plant ‘Tjerrtorja’....

Veletin Fortress

Veletin Fortress

Veletin fortress is situated around five kilometers southeast from the archaeological site of Ulpiana and approximately, 1.5 kilometers northwest from Janjeva, set on a hilly part of the Shashkoc vill...

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