The Great Hammam (Pristina)

Status

Type of Protection: Other Date of Protection: 632/1985

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2011

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2012

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2013

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2014-2015

History

Great Hammam in Prishtina is important monument, located in an equally important urban ensemble in center of Prishtina. Closeness to three historic mosques, Clock Tower, to some under protection houses and to a market place, having access to one of the main streets, it presents opportunity for the development and revival of this important area of the city. The exact date of construction is unknown, but based on current data it should be built in the 14th-15th century, being used for generations by citizens of Prishtina. Hammam is the couple type, so it was used by men and women at the same time. Although Hammam has undergone many changes, especially in the frontal and eastern facade, the original form of the base and bulk of the structure is maintained. As such, the hammam has high values, especially historical, social and spiritual. Hammam consisted of central anteroom (apoditerium, dressing), a passing heating space (tepidarium) and bathroom (caldarium) with a bin for storing water, which was covered with 18 domes. Original function was abandoned in 1960 and the facility was partially used as depot and shop. Since 1989 the building of Hammam is not maintained, despite the building is considered as one of the most important monuments of the city of Prishtina. Recent years, i.e. since 2007, investments have started for the preparation of conservation/restoration plan. Upon completion of the plan in 2009 the process of conservation/restoration began, which is still ongoing.

References

Unique number: 002776

Name: The Great Hammam

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Prishtinë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Pristina

City/Village: Prishtina

Locality:

Postal Code: 10000

Name of Street: Rr."Vasil Andoni"- ish Rr. "Smederevska"

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 15th

Supported by:

The development of the Database is made possible by the generous support of the British Embassy in Pristina. The content expressed herein are responsibility of the Ministry for Culture, Youth and Sports and do not necessarily reflect the views of the donors.
The project for the development of this database has been implemented by the Swedish Foundation of Cultural Heritage without Borders CHwB.
© 2014 / The content expressed herein are responsibility of the Government of Kosovo ose the Ministry for Culture, Youth and Sports and do not necessarily reflect the views of the donors or CHwB.