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City Guide: Pristina
In addition to being Kosovo’s capital, Pristina is also its largest city and its political, cultural and economic center. The city, the history of which dates back to the middle ages, went under Ottoman rule in 1459. It was included in the Vilayet of Kosovo at the end of the 19th century. Pristina, which went under Serbian rule again after the Balkan Wars, stayed in the control of Germany and Italy after World War II. The city which became a part of Yugoslavia after that, remained under the interim administration of the United Nations from 1999 to 2008. Pristina became the capital city of Kosovo upon its declaration of independence on February 17, 2008. The city is in the process of rapid development as the capital city of Europe’s youngest country. Kosovo’s biggest airport, the only one from which civilian flights are made, its university and industrial establishments are located in Pristina. Albanians are the majority in the population. In addition; Turkish, Bosniak, Serbian, and Romanian people make up the rest of the population.
Tourist AttractionsA large number of historical buildings in Pristina were destroyed during the war. The city was modernized especially in the Yugoslavian era. In the city, which was partially destroyed during the Kosovo War, there are some historical buildings for you to see today.
Lap Mosque: Lap Mosque, which is located outside of city borders today, was built in 1470. It was destroyed to a large extent in the fire which took place in 1999. Today, the construction of new buildings is harmful to the surroundings of the mosque.
Sultan Mehmed Fatih Mosque: The mosque, which was built to the request of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror following the conquest of the Balkans in 1460, is located in the old city center. The mosque, which is one of the oldest buildings of the city, is filled with 18th century ornaments and pictures.
Great Hamam: The Turkish bath, which is located to the northwest of the Sultan Mehmed Fatih Mosque, dates back to the end of the 15th century. The area between the mosque and the Turkish bath used to be a meeting place for the people of Pristina during spring and summer months. Today, it is largely destroyed.
Yashar Pasha Mosque: It was built by Yashar Mehmed Pasha in 1834. It is still open for worship today.
The Ancient City of Ulpiana: Ulpiana is an ancient Roman city located 10 kilometers to the southeast of Pristina. In the region, where civilization dates back to 8th century BC, it was during the time of King Hadrian- the Roman ruler between 117-138 AD- that the city was built under the name of Ulpiana. The city, which was destroyed because of an earthquake in 518, was rebuilt by the order of King Justinian I. A basilica, city walls, tombs, ceramic sculptures, and mosaics were found during the excavations of the past fifty years.
Gračanica Monastery: It is one of the glorious examples of the Serbian-Orthodox architecture. It is located in the village of Lipljan, where also the ancient city of Ulpiana is located. The monastery, the construction of which was completed in the 14th century, is decorated with very rich frescoes. It is also recognized as one of the most beautiful examples of the late period Byzantine architecture.
Sahhat Kulla: The original bell in the clock tower, the construction of which was completed in the 19th century, was made in Moldavia in 1764. However, that bell was stolen in 2001.
Gadime Marble Cave: Gadime Marble Cave, located 20 kilometers from Pristina, is among the touristic places you must see. The 276 meter long cave was discovered in 1969 and opened to the public in 1976. The formation of the volcanic lava and tuff on the marble in the cave is dated to the time when the Kosovo Valley was also formed. The part of the cave that is open to the public is 500 meters long and touristic tours are scheduled in every two hours.
Culture & EntertainmentKosovo Museum, an example of Ottoman architecture, is the most important building in the cultural life of Pristina. It used to be the headquarters of the Yugoslav National Army. There are a large number of archeological and ethnological artifacts in this museum. Also the Emin Giku Ethnology Park, located in the old city center, is a magnificient example of the architecture of Kosovo. In this park, which is made up of three main buildings and two courtyards, artifacts and enactions of Kosovo’s traditional lifestyle are displayed . In addition, the rich library of the University of Pristina provides an important cultural treasure to the city. The city has an energetic lifestyle as nearly half of the population is under the age of 25. Entertainment events take place outdoors, especially during spring and summer months. People usually spend time in street cafes and outdoor parks. Places near the university campus are preferred for live music, and indoor events and parties.
Food & DrinkYou are sure to find almost every dish of the Kosovo cuisine in Pristina. In Kosovo, where the traditional Balkan cuisine prevails, meat dishes and pastries are important. As Pristina is the capital city, there are some restaurants in which you may find international foods. In addition, as for fast food, there are places where kabob, pies, and doner are available. Panevino, Pellumbi, and Pishat are local tastes that stand out.
ShoppingIn Pristina, where big shopping malls are only beginning to operate, usually every item is purchased in stores and traditional bazaars. You may find souvenirs for very reasonable prices in Pristina. Especially silver works are not only beautiful but also of high quality.
The Balkans Without a Visa
The Balkans Without a VisaSister city: Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Capital of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo is a historic city brimming with vestiges of Ottoman culture. Perched on the two banks of the Miljacka River in a valley flanked by mountains, it exhibits a quintessential Balkan cultural synthesis. At one end of the avenues you can see historic mosques and khans; at the other, examples of classic European architecture. The main market, or Bashcharshi to the locals, is an historic district where the city’s character makes itself felt. Aka the Turkish Quarter, it is reminiscent of an old Anatolian town. In the center of market square, which is surrounded by wooden houses with tile roofs, stands an historic shadervan or fountain with pool. The jewelers, leather dealers and other artisans in the market, which also boasts an Ottoman period clock tower, practice their arts today as they did in the past.
• Library Building
• Latin Bridge
• Tunnel Museum
Salute to Rumeli:
skopje (Macedonia)Capital of Macedonia, Skopje lies in the upper reaches of the Vardar River. With traces of settlement going back six thousand years, the city was under Ottoman rule for more than five centuries. The 15th century Mustafa Pasha Mosque is one of its finest examples of Islamic architecture, and the multi-arched Stone Bridge has joined the two halves of the town for centuries. Skopje Castle is one of the first structures to attract attention in this city where modern and traditional exist side by side. Built by the Byzantines in the 6th century, its walls offer a fabulous view. The Old Bazaar, one of the Balkans’ most colorful open-air markets, promises a pleasant tour with its cobbled lanes and pastel-painted shops. The Church of Sveti Spas (Holy Salvation), whose courtyard houses the tombs of Macedonia’s national heroes, attracts visitors with its intricately carved wooden altar screen.
Skopje was the birth place of one of the leading lights of Turkish literature, Yahya Kemal Beyatlı (1884-1958). A poet, Beyatlı is best known for his poems The Dome of Our Own Sky and Glorious Istanbul.
• The Old Bazaar
• Skopje Castle
• Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Enjoying kafana in Belgrade
Capital of Serbia, Belgrade is a city worth seeing for its two-thousand-year history, its architectural wonders and its fascinating museums. And the quarter of Skadarlija is the best place for partaking in the extended pleasures of the traditional Slavic coffeehouse known as Kafana. Don’t miss the flea market in Novi Belgrad either.
On to the Adrıatıc: Tirana (Albania)
Capital of Albania, Tirana lies in the foothills of Mt. Daiti, a well-known national park and ski resort. The heart of the country’s culture and economy, the city is only 25 kilometers inland from the Adriatic. This city of green mountains and cultural diversity with a majority Muslim population is undergoing rapid change today. Old buildings are being razed and the beauty of the Lana River being laid bare. Parks are being enlarged, dining and shopping venues diversified. Scander Beg Square at the city center is encircled by museums and opera houses. All the avenues are laid out to end at this square. A portion of the upwards of a thousand Ottoman monuments in the country are in Tirana. Among them the most famous are Ethem Bey Mosque, Taner Bridge, the Clock Tower and Kaplan Pasha Tomb. Dubbed ‘the Pyramid’, the culture center meanwhile is one of the city’s most popular meeting places.
Young capital: Prishtina
Main artery of Prishtina, capital of Kosovo, Mother Theresa Boulevard is the city’s shopping, eating and drinking, and entertainment district. Other must-see sights here include the New Born Obelisk, symbol of independence in the city center, the National Museum, the University of Prishtina, and the Old Town with its traditional buildings.
• Ethem Bey Mosque
• Tirana Archaeological
• The Big Lake Park
Museum city: Zagreb (Croatia)
On the banks of the Sava River facing the southern slopes of Mt. Medvednica, Zagreb is the capital of Croatia. The city, which consists of two main districts very different in character, stands out for its museums, art galleries and dynamic urban lifestyle. Trg Bana Jelacica, the city’s main square, is a good place to start a tour. The old town, Gronji Grad, is famous for its colorful market place and elegant buildings. Lotrscak Tower, built in the 13th century to defend the city gates, is ideal for a pleasant view. Donji Grad, Zagreb’s other historic district, is proud of its fashionable squares, broad avenues and tasteful gardens. Laid out on a grid plan, the district is also home to several museums. The Archaeological Museum, famous for its mummies, Croatian Natural History Museum full of remains from prehistoric eras, and the City Museum which chronicles the Zagreb’s development from the Romans to the present, are all worth seeing. Eastern Europe’s biggest park, Maximir, is also worth adding to your list.
• Medvednica Nature Park
• St. Catherine’s Church
• Arts and Crafts Museum
Confluence of rivers:
Capital of Montenegro, Podgorica is one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans. Home of the Illyrian tribes in antiquity, the city still exhibits traces of the Ottomans, who ruled here for four hundred years starting from the 15th century. Sahat Kula is one of the first structures you will encounter on your tour of the old city (Stara Varos). Commissioned by Hajji Pasha Osmanagich, this clock tower is a historic and cultural monument. Sveti Djordje Church at the city center goes back to the Middle Ages. A large number of archaeological and ethnographic artifacts are exhibited at the City Museum. The Natural History Museum informs visitors about the richness of nature in Montenegro. The Petrovic Palace, noteworthy for its 19th century architecture, has been converted into an art center. With its broad squares and government buildings, the Nova Varos District symbolizes the city’s modern face. And Millennium Bridge over the Moraca River complements this beautiful scene.
• Dajbabe Monastery
• The Ruins of Duklja
• The Town of Nemanjin Grad
Ticket Sales Offices: Pristina
|Address||Fehmi Agani Str. No.32, Center, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo|
00 381 38 240 600
00 381 38 240 700
00 381 38 240 800
|Telex||PRNTZTK / PRNKZTK|
Weekdays 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday : Closed
Sunday : Closed
Ramadan : Weekdays: 10:00-16:00
|Address||Pristina International Airport “Adem Jashari”|
00 381 38 502 465
00 381 38 59 58 671
|Telex||PRNTZTK / PRNKZTK|
Monday- Sunday:7:15-9:45 / 18:45-21:30
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|Address||Pristina International Airport “Adem Jashari”|
|Phone||00 381 38 502 466|
Pristina: Airport Map Information
Address : Vrelle, 10070 Lipjan, Kosova Phone : + 381 38 5958 123
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|Phone Code||:||00381 38|
|Language||:||Albanian, Serbian, Turkish|