kaljajaPRIZREN FORTRESS (KALAJA)

Prehistoric, Roman and Late Antiquity cultural layers are preserved under its walls. The life here began back in the Late Bronze, and the fortress was built around 1500 years ago. The Fortress now has massive walls and various residing quarters belonging to later stages, such as medieval and Ottoman times. Through a systematic research, conservation and restoration work, it will be transformed into an open archeological museum and an important destination point for the cultural tourism of Prizren and Kosovo in general.

Ref: Beautiful and Green - Catalogue of the Region South, Prizren Fortress, (2015, p. 14). Prizren: EC Ma Ndryshe and six municipalities of Prizren region, Team of editors: Arben Idrizi (editor), Vesel Hoxhaj and Hekuran Kabashi (Historians), Margarita Azizi (Researcher), Samir Karahoda (Photographer)

http://ecmandryshe.org/repository/docs/Katallogu_English.pdf

ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH (SINODAL)Saint George Church

The church was constructed between 1856-1887; it has three naves; it is made of carved stone with lime mortar, while the belfry part is made of bricks. Its foundation’s dimensions are 30 x 20 m, and its height reaches 13.80 m. It belongs to the type of basilica with the central dome. In the eastern part of interior the semi-circled altar is located; the naos can be seen in front of altar, which is separated from narthex with one stair. Church has a well-groomed courtyard and beautiful park with multicolored flora.

Ref: Beautiful and Green - Catalogue of the Region South, Church of Saint Savior, (2015, p. 25). Prizren: EC Ma Ndryshe and six municipalities of Prizren region. Team of editors: Arben Idrizi (editor), Vesel Hoxhaj and Hekuran Kabashi (Historians), Margarita Azizi (Researcher), Samir Karahoda (Photographer)

http://ecmandryshe.org/repository/docs/Katallogu_English.pdf

Marash Chestnut TreeMARASH PLANE TREE 

Marash Plane tree is 20,90m high, its circumference is 3 m whereas its width is 3,50 m. with a 12 m diameter. The body the tree is 2 m. Its leaves are 13-14 cm long. The elevation of the area where it is located is 417 m.

Ref: Beautiful and Green - Catalogue of the Region South, Marash Plane Tree, (2015, p. 235). Prizren: EC Ma Ndryshe and six municipalities of Prizren region. Team of editors: Arben Idrizi (editor), Vesel Hoxhaj and Hekuran Kabashi (Historians), Margarita Azizi (Researcher), Samir Karahoda (Photographer)

http://ecmandryshe.org/repository/docs/Katallogu_English.pdf

Sinan Pasha MosqueSINAN PASHA MOSQUE

It was constructed by Sinan Pasha in 1615. The Mosque interior is composed of a unified space with a doom rich in floral and geometrical motifs painted in three stages. Two first stages of mural paintings date back in XVI-XVII century, and are made in al seko technique, while the third stage belongs to XX century, and is made in baroque style where the blue motifs prevail. Close to Mosque stairs, on the right side of entrance a stone decorated fountain is located for abdes (religious ritual), but it is also used for citizens to drink water. It is considered as a unique Mosque, with original architecture in line with Prizren city.

Ref: Beautiful and Green - Catalogue of the Region South, Sinan Pasha Mosque, (2015, p. 33). Prizren: EC Ma Ndryshe and six municipalities of Prizren region. Team of editors: Arben Idrizi (editor), Vesel Hoxhaj and Hekuran Kabashi (Historians), Margarita Azizi (Researcher), Samir Karahoda (Photographer)

http://ecmandryshe.org/repository/docs/Katallogu_English.pdf

Shemsedin Kirajtanis HouseSHEMSEDIN KIRAJTANI’S HOUSE

It was built in XIX century. It is a traditional Prizren house. First floor has two rooms and a kitchen that was built later on; rooms are divided by a arch-shaped corridor. Second floor has only one room that is located above the corridor. The balcony is located in the rear part of room. Various furniture and decorations are preserved in the room. The ceiling of the second floor room is made of carved wood with geometrical motifs. The house is still used for residential purposes.

Ref: Beautiful and Green - Catalogue of the Region South, Shemsedin Kirajtani’s House, (2015, p. 64). Prizren: EC Ma Ndryshe and six municipalities of Prizren region. Team of editors: Arben Idrizi (editor), Vesel Hoxhaj and Hekuran Kabashi (Historians), Margarita Azizi (Researcher), Samir Karahoda (Photographer)

http://ecmandryshe.org/repository/docs/Katallogu_English.pdf

Mehmet Pasha MosqueMEHMET PASHA MOSQUE

Gazi Mehmet Pasha built the complex with mosque, turbe, madrasa, library, classroom and other supporting facilities during 1563-74. The complex is linked with the Complex of Albanian League of Prizren. It has a squared layout with protruded porch on three sides, and central praying space covered with an impressive doom. The porch is covered with three-pitched roof supported by wooden pools. The doom is decorated with mural paintings with geometrical and floral motifs. The minaret is 40m high. This is one of the biggest mosques of Prizren.

Ref: Beautiful and Green - Catalogue of the Region South, Mehmet Pasha Mosque, (2015, p. 35). Prizren: EC Ma Ndryshe and six municipalities of Prizren region. Team of editors: Arben Idrizi (editor), Vesel Hoxhaj and Hekuran Kabashi (Historians), Margarita Azizi (Researcher), Samir Karahoda (Photographer)

http://ecmandryshe.org/repository/docs/Katallogu_English.pdf

SilversmithsSILVERSMITHS

During the XIX-XX century, majority of silversmith products were made from gold or gilt silver, whereas others were made of brass, copper and bronze. Closed bracelets containing lines of chains and certain types of belts were produced in the XVIII-XIX century. Pocket watch chains for men, head ornaments called “takemi me aksi”, rings, bracelets, made of multiple parts and mirror frames are from the late XIX and beginning of the XX century. Newer craft products are men’s neck chains, earrings, women’s neck chains, single piece, two-piece and multiple-piece closed bracelets, brooches and silver filigree belts and bracelets and bandoliers. Today silversmiths mostly craft new models made of gold and silver, in accordance with the new demands of the buyers. In addition to private shops, silver jewelry products are also crafted at the ‘Filigran’ factory.

Ref: Beautiful and Green - Catalogue of the Region South, Mehmet Pasha Mosque, (2015, p. 35). Prizren: EC Ma Ndryshe and six municipalities of Prizren region. Team of editors: Arben Idrizi (editor), Vesel Hoxhaj and Hekuran Kabashi (Historians), Margarita Azizi (Researcher), Samir Karahoda (Photographer)

http://ecmandryshe.org/repository/docs/Katallogu_English.pdf

Drini i BardheDRINI I BARDHË

Of a 111 km length spreading throughout the territory of Kosovo and with a flow area of 4860 km2, it enters Prizren from the north and continues toward the south west to Albanian and into the Adriatic Sea. It creates small lakes within the boundaries of Dobrusha village. The also flows through the Municipality of Rahovec, around 30km, as well as being the administrative boundary of municipalities such as: Prizren, Gjakova, Malisheva and Klina. Rivers-streams which flow into DriniiBardhë are: Ratkoc River, Rimnik, Palluzha, Hoça, etc. DriniiBardhë has created the lime massive called Gradish, by creating a gorge approximately 450 m in length. The Holy Bridge was constructed within the canyon, a bridge this about 70 m long and a 30m elevation of the arc from the river body.

Ref: Beautiful and Green - Catalogue of the Region South, Drini I Bardhe, (2015, p. 217). Prizren: EC Ma Ndryshe and six municipalities of Prizren region. Team of editors: Arben Idrizi (editor), Vesel Hoxhaj and Hekuran Kabashi (Historians), Margarita Azizi (Researcher), Samir Karahoda (Photographer)

http://ecmandryshe.org/repository/docs/Katallogu_English.pdf

Gazi Mehmet Pasha HammamGAZI MEHMET PASHA HAMMAM

 It was built in 1563-74 by Gazi Mehmet Pasha, Sanjak Beg of Shkodra. In its main gate there is a plaque with inscription dating back in 1883 showing the restoration date of hammam by Mahmut Pasha Rrotulli, Mutesarif of Prizren Sanjak. Together with Daut Pasha Hammam in Skopje and Gazi Nusret Beg Hammam in Sarajevo are amongst the most prominent sites of Ottoman architecture in Balkans. The Gazi Mehmet Pasha Hammam is of “çifte hamam” – pair type. It has two parts with separated entrances that were used by both men and women at the same time.

Ref: Beautiful and Green - Catalogue of the Region South, Gazi Mehmet Pasha Hammam (2015, p. 42). Prizren: EC Ma Ndryshe and six municipalities of Prizren region. Team of editors: Arben Idrizi (editor), Vesel Hoxhaj and Hekuran Kabashi (Historians), Margarita Azizi (Researcher), Samir Karahoda (Photographer)

http://ecmandryshe.org/repository/docs/Katallogu_English.pdf

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