Prizren is simply a precious pearl! The old town with cobbled stones, brick building, churches and mosques, and off course the river cutting through it all.
We checked in at Centrum Hotel in a room with a nice terrace and beautiful views if the city.
Nice view from our room at Centrum hotel in Prizren
Above us we could see the old castle. As I love views, I could not wait to get up there! And with good reason. Not only was the view from the top spectacular, but along the way we also came across the old, quite run down, church of St. Spasa. We entered the courtyard where the ground was covered with grass and leaves, and a few threes had started to make their way towards the sky. One of the rooms was still quite intact, and although much of the paint was gone, we could still see the outlines of the paintings and imagine how they were in the glory days.
Church of St. Spasa
Courtyard of the church of St. Spasa
Paintings inside the church of St. Spasa
Continuing passed the church and up the stairs, we got rewarded by the stunning view of the precious city of Prizren.
Prizren and the church of St. Spasa to the left
Along the Lumbardhi river there are many small shops and cozy cafes, bars and restaurants. Sadly it was too cold to sit outside now, but I can imagine that it must be quite lively during the warmer periods.
Small cafes and bars along Lumbardhi river
The old stone bridge
Eating dinner at Bisimi Besca allowed us to try many local specialties, including local cheese and sausages. And it was reasonably priced as well.
After dinner we wanted to continue for a night cap or two. Most of the bars closed around midnight, but the very nice, French inspired bar called Barcode, luckily was open. The atmosphere was great, and the staff very friendly.
Sadly we had to make the night out short, as our journey continues.
Prizren by night along the Lumbardhi river