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.

Mehmed Pasha Mosque

Mehmed Pasha Mosque

The Mehmed Pasha (Bayrakli) Mosque is located in the centre of the city, within the Historical Centre, and it has special cultural and historical values. Gazi Mehmed Pasha constructed a whole ensemb...

Mill in Tabakhane

Mill in Tabakhane

The mill is located in Tabakhana complex, which lies on the northern coast of Lumbardhi between Ahmed Bey Mosque, the Mosque of Suzi and Belediye Building. Tabakhana neighbourhood is named due to leat...

Monastery of Archangels

Monastery of Archangels

Over the Lumbardh Gorge, 2.5 km south-east from Prizren, there are ruins of the Monastery of Archangel, built by Stefan Dusan Nemanja in 1343, and ruins of a fort on the nearby hill, as a defence faci...

Monumental Complex of the Albanian League of Prizren

Monumental Complex of the Albanian League of Prizren

The Complex of the League is an urban/architectural ensemble, strategically located in the old city centre, with special cultural, historical, societal and environmental values. The complex was shaped...

Muderriz Ali Effendi Mosque

Muderriz Ali Effendi Mosque

The Muderriz Ali Effendi Mosque was built in 1581, and it is supposed to have been built over the foundations of an older school (meytep). The building is found west of the Historical Centre of Prizre...

Musa Efendi tomb

Musa Efendi tomb

Tomb of Sheikh Kutub Musa Efendi is located in Tabhane neighbourhood, near the ruined Tekke, the Mullah family house and Ahmed and Bey Mosque. Tekke was built in 1575, whilst the tomb was built later....

Myftiu family house

Myftiu family house

Myftiu family house is located in Zone of Historic Centre in Prizren, with the front oriented towards the east. Within the house there is a yard, an old house that once served as housing for family se...

Old Bridge over Lumbardh Gorge

Old Bridge over Lumbardh Gorge

Over the Lumbardh Gorge, 5 km north-east of Prizren, close to the ruins of the Monastery of Archangels Michael and Gabriel, on the right side of the current road Prizren-Sredska-Prevalla, there is an ...

Old Hamam (Turkish bath)

Old Hamam (Turkish bath)

The Gazi Mehmed Pasha Hamam (Turkish Bath) is located near the city centre, near the Kukli-Mehmet Bey Mosque, and the Emin Pasha Mosque. It was built during the period 1563-1574, by Gazi Mehmet Pasha,...

Old Municipal Building

Old Municipal Building

The Belediye (Municipality) Building was built in Tabakhane neighbourhood, in the 19th century, and was used as a municipal building for the Ottoman authorities in Prizren. It is located in the wester...

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