Is There Anything to See in Gjakova, Kosovo?

Is There Anything to See in Gjakova, Kosovo?, Gjakova, Kosovo (B)

When planning a trip to Kosovo, it was important that we see more than just the main destinations there. Having experienced Pristina and Prizren, my friend and I were curious to see what other parts of Kosovo were like. For that, the small city of Gjakova suited us perfectly. Not only was it a convenient stopping point between Prizren and Peja, where we would go hiking, but I’d noticed a few people recommend Gjakova as one of Kosovo’s smaller tourist destinations.

Now, that’s hardly definitive advice on whether Gjakova is worth visiting, but I’ve gone on less. Gjakova is a city of roughly 100,000 people and has long been a fairly important regional centre. The city was quite a major trading point under the Ottomans and that kind of money typically means there’s things to see. Unfortunately, the city was particularly hard hit during the Kosovo War and has spent most of the years since recovering.

So questioning if there was anything left to see in Gjakova felt quite justified. The good news is that yes, there are plenty of things to see in Gjakova that warrant adding it to your Kosovo itinerary. Here’s what you have to look forward to when sightseeing in this less well-known destination. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Is There Anything to See in Gjakova, Kosovo?
Guide Location: Kosovo » Gjakova
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Old Bazaar
  • Hadum Mosque
  • Sheikh Emin’s Tekke
  • Hani Haraçisë
  • Old Stone Bridge
  • Oxygen Restaurant