Imperial Mosque (Pristina)

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Imperial Mosque
Xhamia e Mbretit
Sultan Mehmet Fatih Xhamia.jpg
Basic information
Location Pristina,  Kosovo
Affiliation Islam
District Pristina District
Country Kosovo
Ecclesiastical or organizational status open
Status Preserved
Heritage designation Protected Monument of Culture, Kosovo [a][1]
Architectural description
Architectural type Ottoman architecture
Completed 1461
Materials Stone

The Imperial Mosque also known as (Albanian: Xhamia e Mbretit, Serbian: Царска џамија у Приштини) is a Ottoman Mosque located in Pristina, Kosovo[a]. It was built in 1461 by Sultan Mehmet II Fatih.

The Mosque was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1990 by the Republic of Serbia.[2]


During the Austro-Turkish wars, at the end of 17th century, it was temporarily turned into a Catholic church. One of the most prominent Albanian writers, Pjetër Bogdani, also an active leader of the pro-Austrian rebels, was buried here. After the Ottomans regained control, in 1690, the bones of Pjetër Bogdani were exhumed and thrown into the street by the Ottoman soldiers.[1]


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  1. ^ a b Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.


  1. ^ a b "King's Mosque". Ministry of Culture of Kosovo. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  2. ^ Споменици културе у Србији - ЦАРСКА ЏАМИЈА (Serbian)