Great Hammam

Great Hammam (listed since 1985)

The Great Hamam of Prishtina dates back to the 15th century. It once formed an essential part of the ensemble around Mbretit (Fatih) mosque and served as a social meeting point for both men and women. Legend tells that Sultan Mehmet al-Fatih ordered all workers hired to build Fatih mosque to take daily baths in the Hamam. Following a fire in 1994, the previous regime permitted the construction of three shops effectively closing off the old entrance, and a sewage pipe runs right through the building. Today, little more than a few damaged walls are left, leaving the building in immediate need for protection.

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