Swiss Diamond Hotel pool in Prishtina

Swiss Diamond Hotel pool in Prishtina

Modern malls and promenades have replaced rubble in the 15 years since war ended in Kosovo, and gateway capital city Pristina is a center of recovery projects and reconstruction. Grateful for United States support during the war, Kosovites welcome American visitors to their many cafes, boutiques, and monuments.

Since it’s been a focus of NGO efforts, almost everyone speaks at least some English along with local Albanian and Serb. The euro goes a long way — just one buys a fresh brewed macchiato coffee, a taxi ride across town costs two and a half euro ($3), and rooms at the five star Swiss Diamond Hotel right in the center of town are priced around a hundred and fifty euro ($180) per single.

Visiting the traditional green market, the Kosovo and Ethnographic museums, the clock tower, the Faith Mosque are mandatory tourist stops, but besides the sites outlined in the Kosovo Bradt Guide and elsewhere, here are some out-of-the- way stops and resources that can boost the visitor experience.

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