In contact with the Past, in speculation with our Futures

Venues – Adem Jashari Square, Museum of Kosovo, Great Hammam, Foundation 17, Ethnological Museum.

“Destroy the old, build the new” – the words that citizens of Kosovo heard often from their parents and teachers in the name of modernisation and urban development throughout the second part of the 20th century. Through this itinerary, a constellation of periods and locations are brought together through the artistic and urban projects of Manifesta 14 Prishtina. 

This tour crosses the Old Town of Prishtina in which you feel the urban changes which do not belong to one period. We start at the Museum of Kosovo which lost its collection during the war and never got it back. Next, we proceed to the Adem Jashari Square, once called the Monument of Brotherhood and Unity. From there, the tour weaves through the Old Bazaar to the artistic interventions in the Great Hammam and the Ethnological Museum, two of the few Ottoman era buildings that remain in Prishtina. A small street between them will bring you to Foundation 17, a vibrant space of cultural activism in the city. Through this tour, you see the different public spaces of Prishtina , how the old and new come together.  


Mediated Tours are free for groups from the Western Balkans. However, there is a 50 euro charge per group for international visitors. Mediated Tours need to be booked 7 days in advance.