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Džamija cara, Pristina

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Architectural Building Religious Site
The biggest mosque in Pristina, Džamija cara, is distinguished by its 15 m (98 ft) dome and lavish arabesques on interior walls and ceilings. Built between 1460 and 1461 by orders of Sultan Mehmet the Second, the mosque was the most prominent one in the region at its time, with the largest dome at the top. Its minaret stands above the surrounding buildings. The gardens provide a calm retreat to the locals and tourists alike. Inside the mosque, see well-preserved colorful floral ornaments and a mix of minimalistic and Islamic decorative elements. Put Džamija cara on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Pristina travel itinerary planner.
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  • In the old town of Pristina saw several mosques. Was like none this mosque is in Pristina the biggest mosque. The clock tower was near the mosque.
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  • If you want a great sight into Kosovo Albanian history visit the mosques and look carefully for architectural micro signs and you'll learn a lot.  more »
  • The mosque is being renovated. Built by Sultan Mehmet II. During the Austrian occupation was used as a Catholic Church. The mosque is the largest in the region and has a 15-metre diameter dome. It is one of the most important monuments of the city and is considered a national icon.
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Most accommodations in Pristina lie within its compact center, enabling easy access to the young capital's attractions and vibrant cafe culture. Although the city receives few vacationers, there is a relatively large number of luxury hotels, including four- and five-star establishments. These mainly cater to business travelers, particularly from international governmental organizations, but provide comfort for any guest. If traveling on a budget, consider one of the wallet-friendly hostels; you'll find both dorm-style and private rooms.
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