Specifics of the Region of Gjakova (Cultural Heritage)

The town of Gjakova is situated in the south-western area of the Republic of Kosovo, and was established as a resting point from long journeys between the towns of Peja and Prizren. The town lays at the foot of the Qabrati hill, with River Krena crossing through, and Ereniku and Drini i Bardhë Rivers running adjacent to it.Read more

The town of Gjakova and its 85 villages is characterized with a significant number of sites of all types, including, complexes, traditional houses, kullas, mosques, churches, tombs, madrasas, Mejteps, water springs, mills, etc.

Although largely destroyed by the war of 1998-99, Gjakova has managed to protect-conserve and restore most of its cultural heritage, but such efforts must continue.The Municipality of Gjakova has included 148 monuments in its List of Cultural Heritage for Temporary Protection, of all categories, of which 38 are archaeological, 1 Urban Complex "Çarshia e Madhe", and 109 architectural heritage monuments, of which 8 town Kullas, and 23 Kullas in villages.

Stone Mansion of Isuf Sadiku

Stone Mansion of Isuf Sadiku

Stone mansion located in the Nivokaz village and was built in the XIX century. It belongs to the type of three-story stone mansions (typical for Dukagjini valley) and it mainly served for housing. Th...

Stone mansion of Sadik Nivokazi (Tekke of Mullah Haziri)

Stone mansion of Sadik Nivokazi (Tekke of Mullah Haziri)

Stone mansion is located in Nivokaz village, near the main road Gjakova-Junik. Stone mansion was built in the early years of the XIX century. Apart from residential role, stone mansion also served as...

STONE MANSION OF YMER POGA

STONE MANSION OF YMER POGA

The stone mansion is located in the village of Rogova of Has on the right side of the White Drin. Stone mansion was built in the XVI century by Hasan Aga Qeli of Demjan, who built the Rogova mosque i...

Tabhane

Tabhane

Tabhane is located at a place called Tabhane Meadow near the river Krena. The first premise was built in 1650 by the Guild of Tabak and this premise represented the artisans of the time who after bein...

Tekke of Mulah Bani

Tekke of Mulah Bani

Tekke of Mullah Bani is located at a place called “Qyli neighbourhood” near the river Krena. The premse was built in XIX century. The primary function of Tekke has been religious, but many educationa...

The Ethnographical Museum

The Ethnographical Museum

The building is located in the centre of the town, opposite the Municipality Building in Gjakova. It was built in 1810 by Sina family. One floor building g+1. The ground floor was used as a warehouse,...

The House of Selim Bakia

The House of Selim Bakia

The House of Selim Bakija is located in “Skënderbeu” street, the neighborhood called “Small Market”. It was built in 1910, and served for residential purposes. The building has a significant importanc...

The Masjid (tekke) of Sheh Emini

The Masjid (tekke) of Sheh Emini

It is located at Big Market historic complex within the complex of Albanian League, branch in Gjakova, the section called Head if the Market. The Tekke (convent) was built in 18th century. It is a Tek...

The Masjid (tekke) of ShehDanjolli

The Masjid (tekke) of ShehDanjolli

The building is located on the main street at the entrance of the town coming from Peja. The Tekke was built by Sheh Danjolli, a name by which the Tekke is still known. It was built in 19th century. ...

The Mosque in Smolicë village

The Mosque in Smolicë village

The mosque is located at the entrance of Smolica village. The building was built in the early 19th century and it is a symbol of resistance. The mosque is of a square base, built mainly of river stone...

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