WHY TO VISIT PRISTINA
The Kosovar capital, Pristina, proudly displays its Turkish influences of the ancient Ottoman Empire. Unfortunately, the long years of war have greatly reduced the artistic heritage of the country.
Pristina is a city that has evolved very quickly, distinguishing itself from a more traditional atmosphere of Ottoman architecture and its more modern version in the center, with the most chic neighborhoods and luxury restaurants, in addition to the buildings that host the European Union or the United Nations.
WHAT TO SEE IN PRISTINA
Top attractions not to be missed are:
- Gracanica Monastery
- Fatih Mosque (Xhamia e Mbretit)
- Mother Teresa Cathedral
- Skanderbeg statue
- Clock Tower (Sahat Kulla)
- Carshia Mosque (Xhamia e Carshise)
- Xhamia e Llapit
- Emshirit Mosque
- Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik)
- National Museum of Kosovo
- Pristina National Library
- Field of Blackbirds
WHEN TO GO TO PRISTINA
Best period to visit Pristina is from April to September.
Following a list of main events and typical festivals and celebrations of Pristina.
- International Festival of New Music
- Prishtina Jazz Festival
HOW TO REACH AND MOVE IN PRISTINA
main airport is the Pristina Airport.
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WHAT TO DO IN PRISTINA
typical dishes of Pristina are:
- Flija: A pie made of thin pancake-like layers with a yogurt filling.
- Raznjici: Grilled meat cooked on a skewer.
- Hajvar: A red pepper relish, served mild or spicy.
- Burek: Fine pastry layers stuffed with meat, vegetables and rice.
- Cevapcici: A charcoal-grilled skinless sausage made from minced meat, garlic and spices.
- Sarma or japrak: Meat and rice wrapped in vine or cabbage leaves.
- Pljeskavica: A flavoursome, fast-food style meat patty encased in a bun.
- Bakllasarm: A salty pie with yoghurt and garlic covering.
- Baklava: Sweet nuts and honey in pastry.
- Vranac wine: Grown mainly in the Rahovec region southwest of Pristina, this indigenous Balkan grape is among the oldest grape varieties in the world.
- Turska kafa: Turkish coffee, thick, strong and sweet.
- Rakija: A strong spirit usually made from grapes.
- Slivovica: A potent plum brandy.
- Boza: A thick, sweet drink made from malted corn and flour grapes.
typical souvenirs of Pristina are:
- wooden icons
- embroidered tablecloths
- coffee mills
The main theatre of Pristina is the National Theatre of Kosovo.