Architecture of Kosovo
Mosque in Prizren
The architectural diversity in Kosovo is somewhat limited
in scope. Many of the oldest buildings are religious in nature and date from about
the 1200-1600s. These early churches are generally considered to be Romanesque,
Byzantium, or a combination of the two.
The Decani Monastery (mid-1300s) near Pecs is one of the largest and best preserved
structures from this time period in the region. Also in Pecs are a few more churches
that are in the same style.
Under Ottoman Turkish rule, many Turkish-styled buildings
and Mosque architecture was introduced. Many of these were constructed in the city
of Prizren, including the Gazi Mehmet Pasha Hamam (about 1575) and the Minaret of
the Arasta Mosque. In Pristina a good, but recently renovated example is the Mbretit