The fourth day of my trip through Albania and Kosovo continued that afternoon in the gorgeous city of Prizren, Kosovo! Join me as I try some amazing and spicy mountain food and explore some Prizren attractions in Kosovo!
My adventure began in Prizren, an ancient city that dates back to Roman times. The modern city was developed in the 15th century by the Ottomans. There are lots of interesting sites in town, including bridges, mosques, hamams, and more! I couldn’t wait to explore the Prizren attractions in this beautiful Kosovo city!
My boy Erjan from Travel Media EU and I kicked off our adventure at Ura e Gurit, which is a stone Ottoman bridge. I love Ottoman bridges! They’re absolutely beautiful and are architectural marvels.
Across the bridge is the Old Town, where you can find the fountain I saw earlier. We arrived at the Sinan Pasha Mosque. I took off my shoes before I entered. If you’re a woman, you must cover your head.Sinan Pasha Mosque is the most important mosque in Prizren. The mosque is beautiful and is huge! It’s very colorful and has super high ceilings that must have been at least 100 feet high!
From there, we continued our Prizren attractions tour at the League of Prizren, which is very important to Kosovar Albanians in Kosovo. On the way, we walked along the river and saw lots of shops. At the League of Prizren, 300 Albanians met in 1878 “to struggle in arms to defend the wholeness of the territories of Albania” from outside forces.
We also saw the mosque and two museums, which was closed because it was Monday (all museums in Kosovo are closed on Mondays). There’s also a statue of the first Albanian leaders. Then, we crossed back into the Old Town. We stopped for some water at a fountain and continued on to a stop selling handcrafted items. We hiked up to Prizren Fortress, which is beautiful, but you should be in shape to do it!
The fortress has massive walls. It has been restored, but they kept it very authentic and reinforced it. The view of Prizren from the fortress is incredible. It’s free to enter and you can walk around the walls to get 360-degree views of the city.
On our way down, we passed by the 13th-century Church of the Holy Saviour. We saw some jewelry shops in an area with lots of gold shops. Right across from them is the Mahmet Pasha Hamam. It’s a bathhouse or spa! We also visited a dress shop along a shopping street.
There are lots of minarets in Prizren, which are all a part of mosques. Another of them is Emin Pasha Mosque. Pasha was an important title during the Ottoman period. This mosque was so colorful, with lots of blue and white decorations.
Then, we stopped at Halveti Teqe, which is a house of worship for believers in Halveti, which is a branch of Islam. There was a courtyard and fountain, a kitchen, and more. I loved the architecture and the original stone. Just outside the teqe is the stone bridge!
Next, we stopped at Te Kinezi, a local bar whose name translates to “The Chinese.” There, we enjoyed some beer. Erjan had a pilsner, while I had a nice, citrusy amber ale. It was like a sour, very similar to what we had in Peja! The fresh water in Kosovo makes for amazing beer!
Finally, we stopped at Besimi Beska, a restaurant that focuses on meats and vegetables. They also make lots of bread, a spicy sausage called sujuk, Elbasan tava, creamy peppers, and more! They have a huge dining hall, a bar, a café, and a lot more. I started with another amazing but strong raki. Then we had cheese, peppers with cheese, bread, mixed salads, liver, ribs, sujuk, and much more. I started with a spicy cevapcici! I loved it!
The bread was massive! It was so different from Albanian bread. The cheesy peppers had a thick, yogurt cheese and was so tasty. The sujuk was spicy, but not as spicy as the cevapcici. I also loved the gamy liver, as well as the beef-and-lamb sausage.
The lamb ribs were super fatty and tender and full of smoky flavor. The cevapcici with bread is the best combination, especially mixed with some of the cheese! What an incredible afternoon and evening exploring Prizren attractions in Kosovo! Huge thanks to my friends at Travel Media EU and Rental Car Albania for making my trip go so smoothly!
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