Clock Tower


This 26m-high tower dates from the 19th century and was central to the bazaar area, as it dictated when stalls should close for prayers. Following damage in the war, its clock now operates on electricity.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Pristina attractions

1. Sultan Mehmet Fatih Mosque

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The 'imperial mosque', as locals call it, was built on the orders of Mehmed the Conqueror around 1461, and although it was converted to a Catholic church…

2. Jashar Pasha Mosque

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This mosque, which was fully renovated in 2015 as a gift from the Turkish government, has vibrant interiors that exemplify Turkish baroque style.

3. Museum of Kosovo


Pristina's main museum has recently reopened after extensive renovations. Displays begin back in the misty times of the Bronze Age. There are some…

4. Emin Gjiku Ethnographic Museum

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This wonderful annex of the Museum of Kosovo is located in two beautifully preserved Ottoman houses enclosed in a large walled garden. The English…

5. Carshi Mosque

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Due to renovations, this majestic 15th-century mosque was closed to the public at the time of research.

6. Independence House of Kosovo

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This small house opposite the stadium is devoted to former president Ibrahim Rugova and Kosovo's recent independence movement. English-speaking guides…

7. Newborn Monument

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These iconic block letters in downtown Pristina look a bit scrappy and worn these days, but they captured the imagination of the fledgling nation when…

8. National Gallery of Kosovo

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This excellent space approaches Kosovan art from a contemporary perspective (don't expect to see paintings from the country's history here) and is worth a…