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Prizen in Kosovo is a very beautiful city that unveils the elegant Turkish architecture. Located on the slopes pertaining to the Shar Mountains and on the banks pertaining to the river Bistrica, Prizen is a place of historical significance. This quaint, clean and a picturesque city is a cultural hotspot. The mountains found around the downtown also unveil the remnants pertaining to an old castle, which can be spotted in one of the mountains. Taking a stroll along the labyrinthine streets is a good experience to spot the beautiful mosques as well as that of the Serb Orthodox churches.

The Ottoman mosque of Sinan Pasha Mosque in Prizen is a dominant landmark here. The floral patterns of the paintings found on the walls as well the dome that can be found inside the mosque were painted during the 19th century. The paintings also embrace some of the Qu’ran verses, as the paintings along with original carpentry and stone flooring of the mosque happen to be some of the significant features of the Sinan Pasha Mosque.  The elegance, the position of the mosque and the massive properties pertaining to the graceful minaret converts the mosque into one of the significant landmarks at Prizen.

A hill overlooking the town unveils the Kalaja of Prizen, which is but the fortress. This fortress dates back to the eleventh century, which was constructed to ward off the enemies’ attack is a true labyrinth that unveils underground tunnels. Another significant attraction that lures the attraction of the visitor happens to be the Sh’nm’ria Levishka Church, which is one of the oldest structures to be found in the city of Prizen. This was originally built as that of a Roman Catholic Church, but was later converted to that of an Eastern Orthodox Church.

There is also an old Turkish bath at the town which was constructed by Mehmet Pasha. This Turkish bath was built of large bricks and cut stone, with the interior unveiling two parts where the baths for women and baths for men was built in harmonious proportions.

The oldest monument related to the Islamic art that can be found in the city of Prizen happens to be the Bajrakli Gazi Mehmet Pasha’s mosque, and this mosque was built in the year 1561, which can be gleaned from the inscription that can be found above the entrance. The numerous windows, the mimber and mihrab in marble and the square base are sights that take us to an old era. Prizen with the preserved architecture is a wonderful tourist trap.

 
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