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.

The Mosque of Hasan Aga

The Mosque of Hasan Aga

The building is located on the entrance of Rogova village, just behind the bridge along the flow of Drini River. The building is presumed to have been built in 16th century, and does not deviate signi...

The Tabak Bridge

The Tabak Bridge

The Tabak (Tannery) Bridge is located over the Erenik River in the south of Gjakova. The bridge connects Gjakova with the southern Albanian villages and cities such as: Bajram Curri, Shkodra and Kukë...

The Taliqi Bridge

The Taliqi Bridge

It is located, to the south of Grand Bazaar complex, over the River Krena. According to the inscription engraved on the wall, the bridge dates back to 1816. According to written evidence, the bridge w...

The Terzi Bridge

The Terzi Bridge

The Tailors (Terzi) Bridge is located on the road Gjakova – Prizren, 7th km of town Gjakova, over the Erenik River. The bridge was built in 18th century by a wealthy Tailor (Terzi) in Gjakova. The b...

The Tower of Avdullah Pashe Dreni

The Tower of Avdullah Pashe Dreni

The Kulla (tower house) of Avdullah Pashe Dreni is located at the entrance of Big Market in the vicinity of the Monolith of Prizren League, the Tekke of Sheh Emini, the residence of Sulejman Vokshi, t...

The Tower of Hysni Koshi

The Tower of Hysni Koshi

The Kulla (tower house) of Hysni Koshi is located in the Big Market complex, close to the following monuments: the Tekke of Sheh Ruzhdi, the Monolith of Prizren League, the Kulla of Sylejman Vokshi, ...

The Tower of Sylejman Vokshi

The Tower of Sylejman Vokshi

The Kulla (tower house) of Sylejman Vokshi is located at Madrasa Ruzhdije, at the entrance of Old Bazaar in Gjakova. The building was constructed in the early 18th century, and is notable for the bi...

The tumuli necropolis of Rogova,

The tumuli necropolis of Rogova,

The tumuli necropolis of Rogova, situated at the location known locally as the Fusha (Field), is set around 4 km southeast from the tumuli necropolis of Fshej, located on the right side of the Gjakova...

The tumulus necropolis of Ponoshec

The tumulus necropolis of Ponoshec

The tumulus necropolis of Ponoshec is situated at the locality known by the locals as Arëza, stretched in several parcels in around 5-6ha area, close to the river flow of the Labenica creek. The tumul...

Traditional House of Basri Kryeziu

Traditional House of Basri Kryeziu

The House of Basri Kryeziu is a traditional urban house of the XIX century, a period when these types of urban houses were built where high class of citizens used to live. The premise served for resid...

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