Prizren is a lovely little town in Kosovo with lots of history, which has surprisingly been able to avoid some of the horrible destruction that went on during the Kosovo wars. The main city area holds a few interesting historical building, and overlooking the city from above is the city fortress dating back to the Roman era.
Photos above is of Sinan Pasha Mosque in central Prizren, dating back as far as 1615.
Wikitravel has the background:
The Sofi Sinan Pasha Mosque-The Mosque of Sinan Pasha is one of the most important monuments from the occupation of Ottoman Empire in this territory. According to the inscription inside themosque Sofi Sinan Pasha, built it for his co-citizens, on hijrij year 1024 (1615). The mosque was built with walls over 2 m thick, it contains more than 50 windows, and the minaret is one of the highest in the city. The mosque is very rich in ornaments of many colors and shapes. The interior of the mosque is decorated by arabesques and other decorations of flora and fauna in the baroque style. There are two layers of paintings in it, the paintings of the time when the mosque was built (17th century) and a second layer of paintings (19th century). In the entrance the mosque has a fountain, built by the founder. The mosque also used to have a madras and a library with numerous books of different contents.
What’s to see?
There’s a river running through town…
The city fortress up on the hill…
To learn more about the city, watch this next video :
As night came…
… we hiked up the hill to the city castle, overlooking the town of Prizren below.
Other links about Prizren:
- Day Trip to Prizren
- Kosovo: Prizren
- Primpin’ Prizren