Date: 14 August 2019
Carshi Mosque (Bazaar Mosque, listed since 1967) marks the beginning of the old town centre. Built in the early 15th century by Sultan Bayazid to commemorate the victory of the Ottoman forces in 1389, it is the oldest standing building in Prishtina today.
In the past, Carshi Mosque overlooked the old covered bazaar of Prishtina. Today, nothing is left of the old bazaar, only the name of Carshi mosque serves as a reminder. Many subsequent changes and repair works have changed the original look of this mosque, but its symbol – the unique stone-topped minaret – has survived for more than 600 years. The mosque is also nicknamed – ‘Tas Mosque’, literally ‘Stone Mosque’.