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PristinaSerbia

Listen for the call to prayer, just as worshippers have been invited for many centuries. This old city is a relatively new capital.

Once considered part of Serbia, Pristina is now capital of the self-declared independent country, Republic of Kosovo. Visit Pristina for its history, architecture and outdoor spaces.

One Pristina highlight is the Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), spread across several early 19th-century buildings. See exhibits regarding birth, life, marriage, death and spiritual heritage of Kosovars from the 15th to 20th century.

As Kosovo is predominantly Muslim, you’ll pass many mosques in Pristina. While the 15th-century Fatih Mosque (Xhamia e Mbretit) is an active place of worship, it frequently allows tourists respectful entry. Step inside to see its painted ceilings and stunning mosaics. Look across the street to the tall 19th-century Clock Tower (Sahat Kulla), which signals times for daily prayers.

Walk south to see Newborn Monument, a fairly basic sculpture of seven letters, but highly symbolic of the birth of the Republic of Kosovo. Continue south to Mother Teresa Cathedral. Ride the elevator to an observation deck for outstanding views across the city.

Turn east to see the National Library of Kosovo Pjeter Bogdani. Its very unusual architecture features white hat-like domes topping cubes covered with latticed wire. Walk a few blocks west on Bulevardi Bill Klinton to see the 11-foot-tall (3.4-meter) Statue of Bill Clinton, honoring the former U.S. president for his help to end the Kosovo War in 1999.

Leave the busy metropolis for the quiet spaces in Gërmia Park, just a few miles east of the city center. Walk, jog or rent a bike to follow endless trails through the large forest. Visit the playgrounds, swimming pool and restaurants.

Travel north of the city to the Tomb of Sultan Murad, which contains partial remains of a sultan who was killed in the Battle of Kosovo in 1389. Head south to the Marble Cave and arrange a tour of its interesting stalactites and other rock formations.

Fly to Pristina’s international airport from many European cities. Walk or use public buses or taxis to get around the town.

Top Hotels in Pristina

Swiss Diamond Hotel Prishtina
Swiss Diamond Hotel Prishtina
5 out of 5
Sheshi Nena Tereze, Pristina, Kosovo
The price is $140 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29

Located in the heart of Pristina, this luxury hotel is steps from National Theatre and Mother Teresa Square. Kosovo Assembly and Kosovo Government Building are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (121 reviews)

"I stayed here mid-week and obviously it's a quieter time than at weekends. The staff were always smiling, approachable yet unobtrusive. There was a general an air of relaxation about the place. My room was close to a lift yet quiet, the bed very comfortable and all the necessary amenities were to ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Swiss Diamond Hotel Prishtina
Hotel Sirius
Hotel Sirius
4 out of 5
Agim Ramadani, Pristina
The price is $124 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25

Located in the heart of Pristina, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mother Teresa Square, National Theatre, and Kosovo Assembly. Kosovo Government Building ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (114 reviews)

"Good points: Good location. Clean rooms. Very nice rooftop restaurant. Friendly and helpful staff. Negatives: When I stayed in November the heating/air conditioning had been switched to winter (heating) mode. This meant that you could not reduce the room temperature unless you opened the windows. ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2019

Hotel Sirius
City Inn
City Inn
3.5 out of 5
Fazli Greiçevci 55, Pristina, Kosovo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $74 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25

Located in the heart of Pristina, this hotel is steps from National Theatre and Mother Teresa Square. Kosovo Government Building and Newborn Monument are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)
Good hotel

"Friendly stuffs and great hotel to stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

City Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Pristina

Downtown Apartments
Downtown Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Uck,202, Pristina

Situated in Pristina, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Newborn Monument, Fadil Vokrri Stadium, and Albi Mall. National Theatre and Mother Teresa ...

Downtown Apartments
Emerald Apartment
Emerald Apartment
3.5 out of 5
Str. Ahmet Krasniqi, Near Hotel Adria, Pristina, Kosovo

Situated in Pristina, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Fadil Vokrri Stadium and Newborn Monument. National Theatre and Mother Teresa Square ...

2/5 (3 reviews)

"The place wasn't clean for months bathroom wasn't flushed when used so imagine the smell Don't go"…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Emerald Apartment
Beautiful Apartment in Prishtina
Beautiful Apartment in Prishtina
170 Fehmi Agani, Pristina, Kosovo

Situated in Pristina, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Fadil Vokrri Stadium, Kosovo Government Building, and National Theatre. Mother Teresa ...

Beautiful Apartment in Prishtina
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Pristina

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1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Aug 13, 2019

The city in general is funded by narco business out of Albania. Graft and corruption are rampant. The whole place is littered with trash. No where you look is safe from debris. There's choking construction and no sense of city planning. Absolute mess

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 22, 2019

Best Wishes!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 22, 2019

I plan to come back and stay longer! Best Wishes!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 15, 2019

Although infrastructure is challenged by size of population, there is an abundance of enjoyable bars and restaurants and positive energy in the city.