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 object of the former Turkish Military Depot

The object of the former Turkish Military Depot

In the city of Gjilan, opposite to the bus station, a former Turkish military depot is located, later hospital and for several years court for minor offenses, and now is being used by political partie...

The People’s Technique building

The People’s Technique building

The building of the former National Technique is at st. "Adem Jashari", opposite the today’s post office, in the center of Gjilan. It is among the few old public buildings of the city that is not ruin...

The St. Anne Church in Dunav

The St. Anne Church in Dunav

The St. Anne Church is located in the village of Upper Dunav, municipality of Gjilan . St. Anne's Church was built in 1938, the same year when the village mosque was built. This is the only Catholic ...

Tower of Kadri Vebi Zeqiri

Tower of Kadri Vebi Zeqiri

In the village Haxhaj, 17 km south of Gjilan, is located a two-floor tower of Kadri Vebi Zeqiri. This construction was carried out in the eighth decade of the 19th century, respectively in 1880. Th...

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