Harilaqi Castle, a tourist attraction of special importance

21.09.2017

The Harilaqi Castle will be turned into a tourist attraction. This was stated by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Kujtim Gashi, who visited the Castle of Harilaqi, where he was briefed about the approaching archaeological excavations, conservation and restoration that are taking place in this site of special importance for the cultural heritage of Kosovo.

Minister Gashi congratulated archaeologists on the work done in the castle and said that MCYS will support the continuity of the work in this locality. He said inheritance remains among the ministry's priorities.

"The Castle of Harilaq is an extraordinary cultural wealth not only of Fushë Kosova but of the whole country and we, with the support and the joint work, will preserve, promote and transform this site into a tourist attraction," said the minister.

The head of the works at Harilaqi Castle, Professor Arben Hajdari, informed Minister Gashi about the conservation and restoration process in the castle and about future plans for this site with a space of 130 acres. "It is not a common castle, on the contrary it is a unique castle of its kind, based on its structure and the specific archaeological material and also based on the findings, it is estimated to have been a pilgrimage site", said professor Hajdari.

While the director of the Archaeological Institute of Kosovo, Enver Rexha, was delighted for the willingness expressed by Minister Kujtim Gashi, regarding the evaluation of the work done in the castle and the promised support for the continuation of the works in the site in question.

During the last five years, in the works carried out at Harilaqi Castle, MCYS has invested projects worth over 200 thousand Euros, and based on budget projections, the Ministry will further support the realization of works in this site of particular importance. The Harilaqi Castle will be turned into a tourist attraction. This was stated by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Kujtim Gashi, who visited the Castle of Harilaqi, where he was briefed about the approaching archaeological excavations, conservation and restoration that are taking place in this site of special importance for the cultural heritage of Kosovo.

Minister Gashi congratulated archaeologists on the work done in the castle and said that MCYS will support the continuity of the work in this locality. He said inheritance remains among the ministry's priorities.

"The Castle of Harilaq is an extraordinary cultural wealth not only of Fushë Kosova but of the whole country and we, with the support and the joint work, will preserve, promote and transform this site into a tourist attraction," said the minister.

The head of the works at Harilaqi Castle, Professor Arben Hajdari, informed Minister Gashi about the conservation and restoration process in the castle and about future plans for this site with a space of 130 acres. "It is not a common castle, on the contrary it is a unique castle of its kind, based on its structure and the specific archaeological material and also based on the findings, it is estimated to have been a pilgrimage site", said professor Hajdari.

While the director of the Archaeological Institute of Kosovo, Enver Rexha, was delighted for the willingness expressed by Minister Kujtim Gashi, regarding the evaluation of the work done in the castle and the promised support for the continuation of the works in the site in question.

During the last five years, in the works carried out at Harilaqi Castle, MCYS has invested projects worth over 200 thousand Euros, and based on budget projections, the Ministry will further support the realization of works in this site of particular importance.

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