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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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nice view from the top, but that's all

There's nothing really to see apart from the view from the top. Historically speaking, it's not such a landmark, as it was built in 1953, so better study the history of kosovo... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jérôme C
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Belgrade, Serbia

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's nothing really to see apart from the view from the top. Historically speaking, it's not such a landmark, as it was built in 1953, so better study the history of kosovo somewhere else...

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Lusaka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Small place but interesting. It won't take you more than an hour to drive there, visit the place and drive back to down. So do it!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

If you are visiting for the history, best to bring your guide book and I recommend to the start by visiting the Tomb of Sultan Murat first and then walk back here (as you can ask your questions of the guide there and get an overview of the historical significance). The tower itself is at the top of a hill... More 

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Pristina, Kosovo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Pristina, Kosovo
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Wroclaw, Poland
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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