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.

The house of Ajet Koka

The house of Ajet Koka

The house of Ajet Koka is located in the village Kokaj, municipality of Gjilan. It was built in the early 60s of the XX century. Ajet Koka had built the house after being released from prison, where h...

The house of Ilmi Rrustemi - Kokaj

The house of Ilmi Rrustemi - Kokaj

The house of Ilmi Rrustemi is located in the village of Kokaj, municipaltiy of Gjilan. According to family members of this house, this building was built around 1947, shortly after WWII. The house al...

The House of Isak Pozharani

The House of Isak Pozharani

On the street "Abdullah Tahiri" of the city of Gjilan, a two floor house of Isak Pozharani is located. This house was started building in 1908 by Kurtesh Pozharani and finished in 1913. The values a...

The house of Muhamer Shabani in Perlepnicë

The house of Muhamer Shabani in Perlepnicë

The house of Muhamer Shabani is located in the village Perlepnicë, municipality of Gjilan. The house was built in the last decade of the XIX century. precisely in 1880. It is situated on flat area, a...

The House of Zekirja Abdullahu

The House of Zekirja Abdullahu

Close to the main post office, in the city of Gjilan, the house of Zekirja Abdullahu is located. The house dates from the end of the 19th century, and it had and still has the housing function. The ...

The Illyrian Llashtica burial mounds necropolis

The Illyrian Llashtica burial mounds necropolis

The Llashtica burial mounds are situated approximately 10 km northeast from the Gjilan, set on the left bank of the Morava e Binces River, stretched in a wider area of the agricultural fields of Llash...

The Mill of Haki in Verbice of Zhegoc

The Mill of Haki in Verbice of Zhegoc

The mill is located in bank of the Vërbica river, which flows into Sitnica river near Lipjan. Exactly, it is located in the Bislimaj neighbourhood, since the village Vërbica is divided into scattered ...

The Mosque Cernica (minaret)

The Mosque Cernica (minaret)

The mosque is located in Cernica village, 8 km south-west of Gjilan. According to the Islamic Community of Kosovo, namely the Islamic Community Council in Gjilan, the mosque of Cernica dates since 177...

The Mosque in village Pidiç

The Mosque in village Pidiç

The Mosque of Pidiç is situated in the village Pidiç,municipality of Gjilan. The Mosque of Pidiç village is assumed to be built in 1645. It is the third consecutive mosque built in the municipality o...

The Mosque of Verbica - Zhegoc

The Mosque of Verbica - Zhegoc

The Mosque of Verbia is located in the Verbica of Zhegoc. This mosque, according to data of the Institute for Protection of Monuments of Kosovo, was built in 1866. The mosque has two floors: the grou...

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