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Address: Pristina, Kosovo
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To understand the emotions Kosovo stirs in the Serbs, you have to go back...

To understand the emotions Kosovo stirs in the Serbs, you have to go back to 1389, to the Battle of Kosovo Polje—the Field of Blackbirds—one of the largest battles ever fought in medieval Europe.

Here a Christian alliance tried to block the northward advance of the invading Ottoman Turks.

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The Mecca of history's losers

They say that history is written by winners, but wouldn't it be unfair that the losers deserve a shrine that would remind themselves of their epic loserdom. Look no further, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Pristina, Kosovo

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Pristina, Kosovo
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They say that history is written by winners, but wouldn't it be unfair that the losers deserve a shrine that would remind themselves of their epic loserdom. Look no further, the field of blackbirds features a tower where once a year Serbs visit to pay their respects to their disappointing heritage. Nothing crazy, just gather around and contemplate all your... More 

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Thank DrBoyfriend
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

It's a must see. Not because of the tower, but because of the history of the battle. A pity that hey start building on a shirt distance.

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Thank Jan D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

About 20 minute drive outside of Prishtina. You'll need to read up and understand the significance of the place before you visit as there is no visitors information at the site. It's free to visit but you'll need to show ID to the police on arrival

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Thank Dolores8888
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

This is the location where Slobodan Milosevic delivered his 1989 speech which ignited the flames of nationalism in the former Yugoslavia leading to a decade of war and ethnic cleansing. If you are here with an interest in the history of the nations of Europe and their complex histories, challenges and conflicts, this place (along with Sultan Murad's tomb) may... More 

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1 Thank Brian S
Pristina, Kosovo
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43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Tall building made of bricks, if you start climbing batter be prepared there are 4 or 5 floors of walking, when u get on top there is absolutely nothing just view, why would someone build a monument to remember lost battle field against Turks, where actually Turks won!!! The only reason it get's 3 point is because reminds me my... More 

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1 Thank lkovaci
Wroclaw, Poland
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place is not interesting at all, the battle in 1389 is very famous, but that national monument does not wide our knowledge. There is only an old, not breathtaking monument, without any museum or information about battle.

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1 Thank Christopher K
Singapore, Singapore
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a monument dedicated to the Battle of Kosovo in the 14th century, a little out of the city - about 10 minutes drive. Wished there is more to it by way of historical information, descriptions, etc, maybe even an on-site museum. If you do not go there with a guide or someone local, there is no way to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I enjoyed hearing about the battle of Kosovo, unfortunately, the monument is not as well maintained as it should be. The story left many questions unanswered even after searching the internet.

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1 Thank Beenee
Camden, Australia
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Not a lot to see - make sure you visit the Tomb of Sultan Murad first and the guide can explain much about the history of the area. Without that knowledge, you would be wondering what it is all about. A tower to climb with views of surrounding areas including the Obilic power station, farmland and the encroaching urban sprawl!... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Worth a visit for history buffs, but there is little to see aside from a tower, whose many steps one can climb and get a good view over the entire area. The battlefield itself is being encroached upon by modern construction.

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