Specifics of the Region of Prizren (Cultural Heritage)

The region of Prizren includes the municipality of Rahovec, Suhareka, Dragash, Malisheva, Shtime and Mamusha. The ancient town of Prizren is the administrative and cultural center of this region.Read more

rom ancient times, the town of Prizren is well known as a unique place in the Balkans, due to its cultural heritage, civic values, and diverse regions. Due to its advantageous geographical positions, harmonic interaction of cultures throughout history, and a considerable number of cultural heritage sites of all times, the town of Prizren is rightfully called the "museum town", "open sky museum", or the "Balkan's Dubrovnik", and is ranked as one of Kosovo's most beautiful cities.

Towns and cities of this region are known for their natural beauties and cultural heritage monuments. The territory of the Municipality of Rahovec is full of relics of ancient settlements, which date from early Roman-Illyrian times. Suhareka is also known for its archeological sites of all historical periods, whereas Malisheva is known for its Mirusha Waterfalls, the pool in Village Banjë, the Flladi Cave in Village Panorc, etc. Dragash is known for the beauty of Sharri Mountains, the rich spiritual heritage and cultural multi-ethnicity.

The Region of Prizren, with its material and spiritual heritage and natural beauties, is one of the most visited regions in Kosovo.

The inventory of 2002-2003 listed over 500 monuments of heritage, and the database includes 383 architectural and 13 movable monuments. 168 of them are sacral, 193 profane and 22 utilitarian. In addition, this region has recorded 113 archeological sites, 22 in Prizren, 23 in Suharekë, 31 in Malishevë, 31 in Rahovec, and 6 in Dragash.

Adem Aga Gjoni House

Adem Aga Gjoni House

Prizren is one of the richest cities in Kosovo in cultural heritage. Cultural heritage in Prizren is expressed in constructive and spiritual forms. Along with known religious buildings in Prizren, the...

Ahmed Bey Mosque

Ahmed Bey Mosque

Ahmed Bey Mosque is located in the f Tabakhana neighbourhood, in the western part of Prizren. In the absence of the inscription, we do not possess accurate information about the year of construction....

Arapi family house

Arapi family house

Arapi family house is located in Zone of Historic Centre in Prizren, in the of Sarac neighbourhood, with the front part oriented towards south. The house is built in the second half of the XIX centur...

Arasta Mosque Minaret

Arasta Mosque Minaret

The right-hand side of the Lumbardh River, in the old part of Prizren, holds a Mesjid (mosque) built byb Evrenos-Zade Jakup Bey, between the years 1526 and 1538, and later also a minaret. Since the mo...

Archaeological site in Poslishta: Villa Rustica; Statio; Mansio

Archaeological site in Poslishta: Villa Rustica; Statio; Mansio

During the construction of the highway segment between Prizren and Vërmica in 2010, approximately 1 kilometre south of the multilayer archaeological site of Vlashnje, on the left side of this road seg...

Belediye Spring

Belediye Spring

Prizren is well known for its many public water springs. One of the most famous springs in the city is the Belediye Spring. Its name comes from the Turkish word for the Municipality of Prizren, built ...

Bërlajolli family house

Bërlajolli family house

Bërlajolli family house is located in the western part of the city, in the Saraj neighbourhood. It was built in the XIX century and served for housing at all times. Nearby the Saraj there are the hous...

Binbashi fountain

Binbashi fountain

Sinan Tekke complex is located in the south-west of Prizren, in the Terzinje neighbourhood. Sinan Order Tekke was founded by Mullah Ali Efendi Recep Koro in 1768, while his followers were Mullah Ma...

Building of the League of Prizren

Building of the League of Prizren

The League of Prizren Building is part of the Gazi Mehmed Pasha complex, namely the complex of the Albanian League of Prizren. The Complex of the League is an urban/architectural ensemble, strategic...

Çatip Sinani Mosque

Çatip Sinani Mosque

Sinan Çatip Mosque -Ljevisha is located in the eastern part of the city, in the neighbourhood with the same name, north of Gazi Mehmet Pasha Neighbourhood. It is located on the corner, at the intersec...

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