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.

Çohaxhi Mahmud Mosque

Çohaxhi Mahmud Mosque

Mahmud Çohaxhi Mosque is located in Tabakhane neighbourhood in the western part of Prizren. According to the inscription on the door of the mosque, its construction started during the XVIII century b...

Dallgën Baba tomb

Dallgën Baba tomb

Tomb of Dallgen Baba tide is located in Ortakoll neighbourhood, with the front oriented towards the east. Within the tomb, there is a small backyard and a building for its supervision. Tomb new Mosque...

Destan Kabashi fountain

Destan Kabashi fountain

Destan Kabashi’s fountain is located in the courtyard of his house in the north of the Historic Zone of Prizren. According to the original possession list, this fountain was built in 1898, the same ye...

Emin Pasha Mosque

Emin Pasha Mosque

Close to the Gazi Mehmed Pasha Hamam, in the “Saraçhane” neighbourhood, Emin Pasha (who was Sanjak-Bey of Prizren from 1789 until 1843) built the mosque, the Meytep and other auxiliary facilities. Th...

Father Shtjefen Gjecovi Chapel

Father Shtjefen Gjecovi Chapel

Shtjefën Gjeqovi was born in 1874 in Janjeva. He finished a Franciscan school in Shkodra, and continued in Dërven, Foniq and Banja-Luka. He served in many places as a Franciscan monk. He worked in lit...

Fishekçiu family house

Fishekçiu family house

The House of Hizir Fishekçiu is located in Bazhdarhane neighbourhood, with the front oriented towards west. Near the house there are several other old houses: Rrekathati family house, the Agallari fam...

Gjemal Ereni’s house

Gjemal Ereni’s house

Xhemajl Hereni’s House is located in the western part of the city, in the neighbourhood of Tailors, in the protected zone. The front is oriented towards east. The house is located at the intersection ...

Grazhdo Family house, “Clirimi I Popullit” Street no. 40

Grazhdo Family house, “Clirimi I Popullit” Street no. 40

The Grazhdo Family house is found in the plain area of the city, in the Old Saray neighbourhood. This building was constructed in the 18th century, and renovated and adapted in the 19th century, into ...

Haxhi Ramadani Mosque

Haxhi Ramadani Mosque

Haxhi Ramadan Mosque is located in the historic area of Prizren, built by Haxhi Ramadani during the XVII century. From the time it was built until now, it performed a religious function as a mosque ...

Helvetiye Tekke

Helvetiye Tekke

The Halvetiye Tekke is located in the Historical Centre of Prizren, within the old Saraçhane neighbourhood. The Tekke is a sacral Islamic building, belonging to the Halvetiye Order (deriving from th...

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