Konstantin Hotel Laplje Selo

Konstantin Hotel Laplje Selo Gracanica

The Konstantin Hotel is brand new and modern tourist facility of high category in Laplje Selo village, few km from Gracanica, and 9 km away from Pristina. Laplje selo village is located in the flat land, on the Gracanka River, on the road from Pristina to Lipjan, and spreads right between the Gracanka River on the south and its tributary of the Kravarica stream. The Laplje selo village contains the Upper mahala /part/ on the east and the Lower mahala on the west, divided by the road. The present settlement was founded in 1830 by the Turkish beys of the Dzinic family who granted the cultivation land to the newcomer inhabitants – chifchijas /dependable peasants in feudal Ottoman organization/ who settled here from all over the Kosovo and Metohija. Tradition of the Turks of Novo Brdo, and by the general tradition of the Gnjilane area, and especially by the tradition of the Dzinic Family of Gnjilane itself,  the settlement of Gnjilane was established after the Novo Brdo lost its administrative and judicial power, what made the Dzinic Family overtook all the administration over the Novo Brdo region. The Dzinic beys /lords/ settled in Kosovo and Metohija from the northern Albania the 18th century. Their reign became so powerful that they had overthrown the other Turkish lords in Pristina and took the whole reign into their hands. The weak Turkish government had to grant their status and granted them the commander ship in Kosovo. In attempt to extend their power, Dzinic beys soon proclaimed themselves the rulers of the Novo Brdo region, after they have executed the dizdar who ruled the kaza, which contained the Gnjilane Morava area. In Pristina and Gnjilance the Dzinic Family members enjoyed the second rank in regard with large estates after the Sultan. They paid to the Sultan 15000 groshes per year, and all income was collected from the local population. The present day Laplje selo village belonged to the Dzinic lords until the end of the First WW.

The Konstantin Hotel boasts accommodation capacity of 60 beds, organized in 25 double-twin room and 2 apartments, of which some rooms feature terraces and balconies. All rooms of the Konstantin Hotel are equipped with comfortable beds and amenities which provide pleasant stay of both business people and leisure guests who come here to discover natural beauties and rich cultural heritage of Kosovo and Metohija – working table, LCD TV satellite channels, free WiFi, phone, floor heating in nicely appointed modern bathrooms with showers and hair dryers, free private parking.

Food served at the Konstantin Hotel is fully authentic of Kosovo and Metohija and abounds in rich and variety of outstandingly tasty traditional meals prepared from fresh locally grown supplies. The “Konstantin” Hotel in Laplje Selo village is also an ideal venue for successful organization of business events, meetings, seminars, family gatherings, festive meals and wedding parties. With the blessing of the Most Reverend Bishop of Ras-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija Bishopric, Father Teodosije, the Konstantin Hotel and its tourist partners organize various interesting pilgrimages, visit to monasteries and churches of the Bishopric. Our cooperation also provides visitors unique experiences and impressions of the best presentation of the rich inheritance of Kosovo and Metohija and the lifestyle of this part of the Serbian Province – the colorful folklore and music performances, memorable courses of preparation of authentic souvenirs of Kosovo and Metohija, or preparation of traditional dishes – pies, homemade bread, festive dishes that respect bread and wheat, attendance to the holy Liturgy and prayers for ill along needs of the faithful visitors…

Interesting places to visit – Gračanica Monastery, Ulpiana Archaeological site, Visoki Dečani Monastery, Draganac Monastery, Lipljan and the oldest preserved church in Kosovo and Metohija, monasteries of the Pec Patriarchate complex, Prizren, Holy Archangels Monastery, Velika Hoča historical village, Zociste Monastery, Gracanica Lake, Devic Monastery, Novo Brdo fortress, Banjska Monastery, Sokolica Monastery, Marble Cave….

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