Pristina

Pristina (also written as Prishtina) is the capital of the Republic of Kosovo. It is the largest city in the country. The municipality has around 200.000 inhabitants.

Just like many other capitals in the world, Pristina is not the most pristina-by-night-bujargashibeautiful town of the country. But, for sure it is by far the most important place of the young state. Pristina is the central spot for politics, media, student life and the international community. International organizations in Kosovo and embassies are in the Kosovo capital as well.

In comparison with other towns in the country, Pristina has quite a lot of flats that look like former Soviet buildings. But the face of the capital is changing quickly. Many cheerful-looking apartments are being built. Also very attractive is the Mother Teresa Boulevard. The center street is full of restaurants, statues, fountains and the national theatre. Around 12 o’clock, it’s hard to find a spare chair in one of the cafes, when students and (international) governmental workers are having their lunch break.

Religion in Pristina
The majority of the inhabitants of Pristina (also writtenpristina-skatenjeri as Prishtina) have a muslim background, but other religious sights are easy to spot. For example, a huge new Catholic church has been built close to the university campus in the center. And of course, the fancy street in the middle of the center has the name Mother Teresa Boulevard. The parents of this famous Catholic nun were probably from Kosovo. Also relevant to know: there is a recently revealed Holocaust monument in the city. In 2016, they started building a synagogue.

Parking your car in the city is in general just as expensive as drinking a coffee or a beer, 1 euro. Having a pizza, delicious salad, fish or meat will cost you between 3 and 8 euro’s. A tip is not required, but is of course very welcome in a country with very low wages.

Pristina at night

At night, there are many bars to visit. Ask locals for the best opportunities or read this blog with party tips. By the way, the Hamam Jazz Bar won an award in 2013 for beiing the best designed bar in the world. For other insights: read this blog of journalist Valerie Hopkins.

In the daytime, don’t forget to visit the NEWBORN Momument, pristina-museum-bujargashithe Bill Clinton Statue and the Ethnological Museum. The national library looks surprisingly ugly from the outside, but is surprisingly beautiful from the inside.

For those who like shopping: you can take a taxi to one of the malls, just outside the city.

Nice to know: The British singer Rita Ora was born in the Kosovo capital, Pristina. Her videoclip Shine Ya Light is recorded in her birthplace. Rita Ora is an ethnic Albanian, just like most of the inhabitants of the city. They write the name of the capital with a ‘h’ (Prishtina). Serbians say ‘Priština’. Another famous singer, Dua Lipa, is originally from this town. Just like Era Istrefi!

A twenty minute drive out of Pristina will lead you to the international airport Adem Jashari.

15 thoughts on “Pristina

  1. Alex

    Bello i d like to receive some Postcards da from Pristina and some brochure of the city
    Regards
    ALEX CADORIN
    via Monte Antelao 24
    30020 Marcon
    VENEZIA
    iTALY

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    1. Kosovo Info Post author

      Dear Alex, thanks very much. Unfortunately, we are not the Tourism Office of Pristina. So we cannot help you with this 🙂

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  2. REMY PRIVAT

    Dear Sir, Madam,

    Is it possible to find an underground parking garage for 15-20 days in Pristina ?

    Could you tell me if it could be possible and where in the city ?

    Thank you in advance for your answer,

    Best regards,
    Rémy

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  4. vera

    Hello!
    Could you help me? I would like to visit the surroundings of Prishtina and I need some information about bus lines, times and so on. Is there any tourism office in the town? Or something similar that can give me those information?
    Thank you in advance.

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  5. James

    Hi

    Can you tell me how to book buses?

    I need a bus from Skopje to Pristina on 24 June.

    I also need a bus from pristina to podgorica or kotor on 25 June.

    Thanks

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  6. Daniel Cimaglia

    Hi my name is Dan. I was wondering if you could send me any informational books on Pristina.

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    1. Kosovo Info

      Dear Daniel. Unfortunately, we don’t have any book about Pristina. In case you are interested in things to do, we advise you to download the Spotted By Locals app and then go to Pristina.

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