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  Gjakova - Hadum Mosque
  • Gjakova - Hadum Mosque - Prizren
      Gjakova - Hadum Mosque
  • Gjakova - Tekke of Sheh Emini - Prizren
      Gjakova - Tekke of Sheh Emini
  • Gjakova - Clock Tower - Prizren
      Gjakova - Clock Tower
  • Gjakova - Old Town (Bazar) - Prizren
      Gjakova - Old Town (Bazar)
  • Gjakova - Saint Paul's and Peter's church - Prizren
      Gjakova - Saint Paul's and Peter's church

From Prizren we took a half-day trip to Gjakova by bus. The route is served almost half hourly and a bus ticket costs only 2,50 Euro. Unfortunately we missed the last bus back to Prizren and therefore had to take a taxi for 15 Euro, which was still a reasonable price. The bus trip took about 1 hour.

Gjakova has one of the largest Catholic communities in Kosovo and the city centre is home to two Catholic Churches with the Saint Paul's and Peter's church dominating the skyline.

The history of Gjakova's bazaar style historic old town dates back to the 15th century and is nowadays even listed as UNESCO world heritage. It is situated around the Hadum Mosque (Xhamia e Hadumit), which was completed in the late 16th century.

Other worth-seeing sights include a clock tower from 1597, a Memorial Charnel House and several tekkes and churches.

Review Helpfulness: 5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 10, 2011
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Comments (2)

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2015 at 4:19 AM

    Sounds like a nice place to visit on a day trip (half-day trip), even if you missed the bus back to Prizren!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    This looks a rather interesting and attractive town!


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