PRIZREN, FULL DAY TRIP FROM TIRANA
Located in the heart of Balkans, Prizren is a town of opposites. Dating back to the 11th century, Prizren has for a long time been home to Albanian, Serbian and Turkish communities, and retains many unique customs and cultures. The layout and architecture of the town reflects all this, with beautiful, untouched mosques and churches scattered around the town. Once the capital of Kosovo, Prizren is still regarded as the country’s cultural center. During the Yugoslavian era, this town was on the outskirts of the country, and known for its military training base. Divided by the River Bistrica into two banks, Prizren is a great place to indulge in historical sites as well as walks along the water and on the bridges.
The tour starts at 8:00 am where after the hotel pick up we will head toward the Morina’s Border. Along the way, you will be able to spot the differences in rural life in Albania. Still vivid are the footprints of the Communist regime and the former Industrial Cities build during that period. Once we get to Prizren the first attraction to visit is the fortress of Prizren. Known also the “Crown of Prizren” it has also been the area of some of the ancients settlements of the old city. It offers an amazing picturesque view of the city where numerous mosques and minarets are fused with the churches, houses, and Turkish baths. Walking in Prizren. Situated in the heart of the city, it is the biggest and the most visited mosque in the city. Still functional even today, this mosque will amaze you with the elegant décor and unique square shape of the main building.
Sinan Pasha Mosque is built at the beginning of the 18th century this mosque has been restored and fanatically preserved as one of the greatest religious and cultural values of the city. Then we will walk to the Albanian League of Prizren complex. Considered also as one of the most important meetings of Albanian Patriots of the 19th Century, the League of Prizren was a Political and Patriotic movement who wanted to save Albanian Lands from being divided in between Balkan Countries. Visit at the house of League and The Ethnographic Museum. Then we will visit Our Lady of Ljevis church. Closed for renovation, this 14th Century church is unique in its style and values. Protected now by UNESCO it was highly damaged in 2004. Build by the same ruler as the monastery of Gracanica, part of the UNESCO as well.
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