Jupa’s Charshiya

Grand Charshiya, St. Ismajl Qemajli

Jupa’s Charshiya

The complex of “Jupa’s Charshiya” is located within “Grand Charshiya” in Gjakova. The premise was originally built in the XVIII century by Batusha family, later passed into the ownership of the Buza family. After the Second World War, the communist system confiscated the wealth of Buza family and gives it to Petrovic family. Later on, Petrovic family divides the old Stone house with 16 acres into two parts and sells it to Kusari and jupa families. The old Stone house had three floors and it is completely burned during the War of 1999.  The Stone house was built after the war by the Jupa family preserving the characteristics of the old stone house. This complex today is used as a hotel and business premise (shops). The complex consists of the Stone house in three floors, linked with a complex of shops “Çarshia e Jupave” and “Grand Charshiya “. The ground floor of the premise consists coffee shop, on the in the first floor, there is a seminar room with restaurant and the second floor has chambers, built the same as the old chambers of Stone houses combined with traditional ethnology. It is the first premise where the method of restoration (integrated conservation) has been used, where during the restoration of the premise; old traditional elements were used in the new facility. Construction of interstitial space is “concrete-armoury”, interstitial space is built with old wooden beams. The roof structure is made of wood covered with old tiles. Doors and windows in the premise are made from oak timber; the internal in the interior walls are made of river stones. Stone house as a whole is a copy of the traditional Stone houses, typical for Dukagjini valley.

Period: Ottoman

Century: XVIII, (reconstruction XXI)

Under temporary protection, Date of Protection: October-2012

Categories: Trashëgimia

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