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.

Traditional House of Mazllom Zherrka

Traditional House of Mazllom Zherrka

This premise is located in a place called Çabrati street near historic area “Grand Charshiya” in Gjakova and was built in the XIX century. The house of served for residential purposes, but recently af...

Traditional House of Xhafer Grezda

Traditional House of Xhafer Grezda

House of Xhafer Grezda is located within the complex “Grand Charshiya” in Gjakova. It is a typical urban house where the highest level of society used to live and is built in XIX century. This house a...

Urban Entity Grand Bazaar

Urban Entity Grand Bazaar

Urban complex “Çarshija e Madhe” (Grand Bazaar) contains 525 important facilities. It is known as the biggest Market in South-East Europe. It performed the function of handicrafts, trade and central a...

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