Culture

Construction Complexes



Urban complex of the Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar presents one of the largest monumental complexes, not only inside Kosovo but even outside it. Its expansion from north to south reaches 1,000 m, whereas its overall area is 34,000 m2. The Bazaar was the centre of socio-economic and cultural development of Gjakova region.
All the possible handicrafts were developed there.

It has very high cultural-historical, but also scientific values.

From the urbanism point of view, the Bazaar presents a living example of oriental urban planning with rich value architectonic elements that inspire every architect in this time. It presents a real museum dressed with a mosaic of diverse handicrafts in the specific architecture with rich interior. It also presents a large school laboratory with innumerous models of national creativity that reflects the unmatched creativity of the constructer in wood processing and superior wood engraving for their needs.

From the architectural point of view, the Bazaar presents a school of the most beautiful models of the national architecture and construction skills, starting from the smallest details, all the way to entirety, from the buildings to the environment, from the environment to the urbanism, not losing at any moment the real mass, the one that the genius anonymous master with long experience found in the lives and habits of craftsmen, in the space of necessities, in human dimensions.

It is a rare case when an urban entirety is totally preserved and lives almost untouched from the modern life, it is a rare example of coexistence in harmony of the old with the new in the same city. 
In 1999 it was burnt, with all the cultural and historical monuments in it, but it was it was resurrected after the war owing to the help of international organizations such as USAID, CORDAID, etc.
It is under protection by law since 1955.


The complex of Suka from Cërmjan

In a surface of 19 ares in which the Mustafa effendi mausoleum is situated, the mosque without the minaret and the ruins of defending walls, which is  a property of the vakif of Kodrali village.

Based on the decision for protection of this facility, it is stated that Suka’s summit was protected by thick walls that served as a fortification in previous wars and that inside this buildings there were found a church bell, coins, stirrups, etc.
It is under protection by law since 1970.


Haraçias Inns

In the location where once Hadum aga had built an inn, today two catering facilities with autochthonous architecture can be found, one of them with a stall and the other one with a garret of Gjakova type, which create a special local ambience. 

In parallel with the cultural and historical heritage, Gjakova and its vicinity are distinguished also for the natural heritage.

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