Jupa’s Charshiya (Gjakova)


Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: Tetor-2012, Tetor 2013,-Tetor 2014


The complex of “Jupa’s Charshiya” is located within “Grand Charshiya” in Gjakova. The premise was originally built in the XVIII century by Batusha family, later passed into the ownership of the Buza family. After the Second World War, the communist system confiscated the wealth of Buza family and gives it to Petrovic family. Later on, Petrovic family divides the old stone mansion with 16 acres into two parts and sells it to Kusari and jupa families. The old stone mansion had three floors and it is completely burned during the War of 1999. The stone mansion was built after the war by the Jupa family preserving the characteristics of the old stone mansion. This complex today is used as a hotel and business premise (shops). The complex consists of the stone mansion in three floors, linked with a complex of shops “Çarshia e Jupave” and “Grand Charshiya “. The ground floor of the premise consists coffee shop, on the in the first floor, there is a seminar room with restaurant and the second floor has chambers, built the same as the old chambers of stone mansions combined with traditional ethnology. It is the first premise where the method of restoration (integrated conservation) has been used, where during the restoration of the premise; old traditional elements were used in the new facility. Construction of interstitial space is “concrete-armoury”, interstitial space is built with old wooden beams. The roof structure is made of wood covered with old tiles. Doors and windows in the premise are made from oak timber; the internal in the interior walls are made of river stones. Stone mansion as a whole is a copy of the traditional stone mansions, typical for Dukagjini valley.


Unique number: 000816

Name: Jupa’s Charshiya

Class: Ensemble

Institution: RCCH - Gjakovë


Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Gjakova

City/Village: Gjakova

Locality: Grand Charshiya

Postal Code: 50000

Name of Street: Ismajl Qemajli

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 18th

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