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Pristina Travel Guide: 290 reviews and 482 photos

Bring a Book

Kosovo is a great place to travel for people with the right frame of mind. The history surrounding this province is facinating, the residents are extremely friendly. And the food is excellent! Unfortunately, as a city, Pristina can be somewhat uneventful, with very little to do or see. This will lead most visitors to Pristina to do a considerable amount of regional travel during their free time. That being said, Pristina (and Kosovo in general) holds a lot of interesting surprises to curious travelors with the right frame of mind.

Clinton Love

One interesting thing about Kosovo and its population:

They are extremely friendly and LOVE Americans (Bill Clinton in particular), due to our intervention in the region during the 1990s. There is even a Bill Clinton Avenue located in central Pristina.

There are not too many places where an American tourist can flaunt their citizenship, but Kosovo (save the Serbia enclaves) is one of them.

Off the Beaten Path

For thoughtful travelers who don't mind venturing off the beaten path, Kosovo can be a great place to visit. I live here now and have found the city to be much more hospitable for long-term living as opposed to short-term visits.

For anyone thinking about venturing out to this region, I strongly suggest doing some background research before hopping on the plane. Understanding and appreciating the politics of the former Yugoslavia is critical, particularly in Kosovo, which is still recuperating from its 1999 war.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Extremely friendly and outgoing people
  • Cons:Can be boring
  • Last visit to Pristina: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    I wouldn't have guessed they were friendly, but it doesn't surprise that they like Americans. This is MY type of destination. Friendly locals, and no tourists. Great page.

  • Pomocub's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2014 at 4:44 AM

    Great page, I really like places that are different and would love to visit Pristina in the near future.

  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2010 at 4:11 AM

    great trip and experience, but a little dangerous anyway

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2009 at 7:26 AM

    Zac, I was researching a trip to Pristina and found your tips helpful and well-written, obviously "locals" tips, especially the restuarant section! Thanks for a great heads up to the place. fergy.

  • Jul 22, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    I have been now a couple of times and I find the food is great but they use far too much salt!! I'd really love to love this place at it is something very different but please reduce the salt.

  • Jun 6, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Liburnia for me is the prettiest restaurant in Prishtina. Moreover, very kind English and German speaking waiters, excellent food and wines. In the summer the garden steeped in flowers is fabulous.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2008 at 1:15 AM

    Excellent tips on Pristina. Cheers, SL :)

  • iaint's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2008 at 11:56 PM

    fascinating insight!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2008 at 12:28 AM

    Zachary, it must be an attracting place for a visit!

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