Specifics of the Region of Gjilan (Cultural Heritage)

The region of Gjilan, just as all of Kosovo, is rich with cultural heritage. Significant efforts were put nine years after the establishment of the Regional Cultural Heritage Center in Gjilan, particularly in the development of an inventory of cultural sites. Inventoried sites belong to all areas of heritage, including immovable material heritage, movable, as well as spiritual heritage.Read more

It is worth noting that the cultural heritage in the region of Gjilan, particularly architectural heritage, has suffered many damages from occupiers above all, but also from time and human hand as well. It is likely that the largest part of the millennia-old cultural heritage of this region is subterranean, the extraction of which requires significant investments. Another aspect is that the region of Gjilan has a small number of Kulla's which are predominantly located in the southeastern part of Kosovo.

Under the proposal of RCHC of Gjilan, which includes six municipalities – Gjilan, Vitia, Novobrdo, Kamenica, Kaçanik and Hani i Elezit – 174 monuments have been placed under temporary protection. 134 are architectural and 40 archeological sites, and are further specified as 66 sacral 86 profane, 17 utilitarian and 5 environmental.

 Inn of Fetah Qerimi In the village Verbica of Zhegoci

Inn of Fetah Qerimi In the village Verbica of Zhegoci

In the village Verbica of Zhegoci, in 20 km north-west of Gjilan, Inn of Fetah Qerimi is located. This construction is carried in the 20 th century, around 1906 - 1907. The building has had the func...

Atik Mosque

Atik Mosque

Atik Mosque, otherwise known as Madrasah Mosque, was built in the seventeenth century. It is the first mosque built in the city. Records indicate completion of works in 1606, but there are also writin...

Chamber of Fevzi Hoxha

Chamber of Fevzi Hoxha

In the village Cernice, about 8 km south-west of Gjilan, the Chamber of Mullah Vehbi is located, now owned by his grandson Fevzi Hoxha (1932). According to Fevzi, chamber was built in 1928 by his g...

Official building (now the object of a regional museum)

Official building (now the object of a regional museum)

In the center of the city of Gjilan the object of Kajmekamllek is located - now the headquarters of the Mayor of Gjilan. This construction was carried out end in 18th century. This building original...

Pogragja Castle

Pogragja Castle

The Pogragja castle is located 10 km southeast of Gjilan, respectively 1km from village Pogragjë. It is positioned in the Llapushnica gorge, at 567 meters above sea level, on the foothills of which Mo...

Ruins the church Saint Varvara ( Saint Demetrius)- of Kmetoc

Ruins the church Saint Varvara ( Saint Demetrius)- of Kmetoc

The church of Saint Demetrius, known as the church of Saint Varvara of Kmetoc, is located in the northeast of village Kmetoc, and dates as a 14th century church. Remains prove the existence of a monas...

School of Music in Gjilan (former Saraj of Mustafa Pasha)

School of Music in Gjilan (former Saraj of Mustafa Pasha)

In the city of Gjilan, the opposite of Atik Mosque, the building of the School of Music is located, former Saraj of Mustafa Pasha. This building was built in 1887 by Mustafa Pasha and has served for ...

Stone mansion “Kulla” of Xhelë Hajdini

Stone mansion “Kulla” of Xhelë Hajdini

The stone mansion “kulla” of Xhelë Hajdni is located in the village of Terziaj, municipality of Gjilan, which was built in 1947. The stone mansion has had and currently has the residential function. I...

The Feriz Llashtica Barn in Llashtica

The Feriz Llashtica Barn in Llashtica

The barn of Feriz Llashtica is located in the village Llashticë, municipality of Gjilan This construction was built in the late XVIII century. The arn is typical, primarily for its size and definitel...

The fountion of Sahit Aga

The fountion of Sahit Aga

The fountain of Sahit Aga, is situated close to the city of Gjilan outside of the city towards the village Malishevë. According to the data obtained from the owner of the fountain, this construction ...

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