The Old Stone Bridge (Ura e Gurit) was built during the Ottoman era at the end of the 15th century AD. The bridge connects the Shadervan and Saraçhane districts. It was damaged by riverbed and road construction in the 1960's and destroyed by flooding in 1979. The city rebuilt the bridge in 1982.
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The Old Stone Bridge over the Lumbardh River with the Šar Mountains in the background
Cafes line the Lumbardh River as it cuts through Prizren. Prizren offers a lively cafe & restaurant scene with many historic locations to see.
Cafes line the Lumbardh River in Prizren
Allow enough time for a relaxing stroll along the Remzi Ademi boulevard along the Lumbardh River.
Strolling Remzi Ademi Boulevard
Kaljaja Fortress (aka Prizren Fortress and Dusan's Fortress) was the capital of the Serbian Empire in medieval times. The Byzantines built the first fort at this location overlooking the Lumbardh River. Stefan Uroš IV Dušan expanded the fort. It was also occupied for 400 years by the Ottomans.
The Ramparts of Kaljaja Fortress
The old Prizren city center, called the Shadervan features many cafes and restaurants.
Men talking to a woman in Shadervan Square
Horse & Carriage in Shadervan Square
One of the oldest buildings in Prizren is the Sinan Pasha Mosque built in 1615 during the Ottoman Empire era.
Sinan Pasha Mosque c 1615
The League of Prizren was formed in 1878 to unite 47 Ottoman "beys" in Kosovo, establish an autonomous region and to organize their defense. We enjoyed exploring the various buildings of the Prizren League House Complex.
Entering the Prizren League House Courtyard
The Prizren League House
Bajrakli Mosque (Mosque of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror) & Museum
Chris, Pam & I in front of the League of Prizren House
We wrapped up our visit to Prizren with lunch at Te Syla Restaurant. I enjoyed Pljeskavica (seasoned beef & lamb) with Lepinja Bread (a sort of fluffy Pita Bread) and a Tirana Beer or two which were very good 8^)
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