BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina - Animal protection organization in Pristina, Kosovo

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XK, Mramor 10000



+383 38 606 605

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4.70 (451 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Thursday: 7AM to 11PM
  • Friday: 7AM to 11PM
  • Saturday: 7AM to 11PM
  • Sunday: 7AM to 11PM
  • Monday: 7AM to 11PM
  • Tuesday: 7AM to 11PM
  • Wednesday: 7AM to 11PM


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  • 5Tomor A. 1 year ago
    If you are in Kosova this is a place you must visit. It is very close to the capital of Prishtina. Beautiful project, awesome staff working with bears, great nature and a perfect place if you want to go out with family and kids. Children will love seeing bears at this distance,these wonderful creations of God. There is a great shop for toys and stuff that kids would love,a place for drinks and also a restaurant to eat. Be prepared for the walk and take some good walking shoes. The road around the place is rocky but that is expected with wild animals... We really enjoyed it with our family.Lots of fun. There is an entrance fee to see the bears. We were a family group of ten so you get a discount if you go as a group. The ticket price is very cheap considering the experience. I really recommend this place..loved it...

  • 5Jorge R. 3 years ago
    Amazing place! Well worth the 2 euro entrance fee.

  • 5Katja D. 3 years ago
    This place is great and I highly recommend the visit. Their mission is to rescue and help bears that were caged by the restaurants or individuals in small cages, in terrible conditions. There are almost 10 huge enclosures and signs that explain each bear's (usually sad) history, its recovery and character. Some bears are still recovering from their past experiences, but most are obviously happy, playing with each other and roaming their enclosures. They are very curious and like to approach visitors at the fence, so you'll get a good look at them. The entrance fee is very low and it helps with their efforts. This place is a must, especially if you are travelling with children.

  • 5Liliana S. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) The sanctuary is clean ... but seeing the bear is rather difficult, if it's lucky you can see it. Unfortunately after walking more than 2km the bear hasn't yet seen it because it's somewhere in the bushes 😀 (Original) Sanctuary nya bersih.. tapi liat beruangnya agak susah, kalo beruntung bisa liat. Sayangnya setelah jalan lebih dari 2km beruangnya belum keliatan krn entah dimana di semak2 pohon 😀

  • 5elbi x. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Was cool there (Original) War cool dort

  • 5Erebara G. 3 years ago
    great place for a short visit

  • 5Edonis S. 3 years ago
    Incredible place, amazing view however extremely steep so if you're with young children be prepared to carry them the entire way.

  • 5bander R. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Watch out for free ... The park is nice with walks, bears, children's toys, coffees ... They open from 10 am to 7 am Their sun is burned (Original) انتبهو من الحر ... الحديقة جميلة تمشية ودببه والعاب اطفال وكوفي ومطعم ... يفتحون من ١٠ صباح الى ٧ شمسهم محرقة

  • 5Global R. 5 years ago
    Nice place to have a coffee

  • 5Edi P. 5 years ago
    Great food, staff and service. Very affordable prices...

  • 5Eki D. 4 years ago
    Family Park

  • 5Highlander _. 5 years ago
    It is verry nice

  • 5Murat B. 4 years ago
    (Translated by Google) The rugby mountains are you kidding (Original) Malet e rugoves a jeni kan najhere k.l.m

  • 5Leutrim R. 6 years ago
    (Translated by Google) DARDANIA (Original) DARDANIA

  • 5Carl M. 2 years ago
    Awesome place to visit for both adults and kids. The bear have a huge amount of space and the sanctuary is very well maintained. You can spend hours walking around. The restaurant here was such a nice surprise, the food was excellent and made with organic produce it was a highlight.

  • 5Manar A. 1 year ago
    Highly recommended to have a great time Entrance is 2 euro for adult and free parking There is a coffee shop and gifts shop

  • 5Matteo B. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very beautifull! Thank you for what you do here and to help and save these creatures! 2 euros admission and you can see a lot of happy bears, the place is very well kept and in the end there is also a nice bar-restaurant and playground for the little ones. Don't miss the chance to visit this place! (Original) Bellissimo! Grazie per quello che fate qui e per aiutare e aver salvato queste creature! 2 euro l'ingresso e puoi vedere un sacco di orsi felici, il posto è tenuto benissimo e alla fine c'è anche un bel bar-ristorante e parco giochi per i più piccoli. Non perdete l'occasione di visitare questo posto!

  • 5Claudiu p. 1 year ago
    Congrats for the work. Lovely place. Definitely will come back.

  • 5Linda A. 2 years ago
    This is a beautiful sanctuary for rescued bears. Lots of worthwhile walking. There is a playground for the kids. The restaurant has a lovely menu with lots of vegan options. Be sure to visit the gift store for locally made gifts. Low prices for beautiful well made items.

  • 5L. 1 year ago
    If you visiting Pristina, definitely put this place on top of your to-do list. It's a unique close-up experience with such powerful animals. However it's sad to think that such place exists in this day and age only due to human inflicted animal abuse. Therefore it's even more important to support the sanctuary at least by paying them a visit. In the cafeteria, I expected microwaved pizza but got a positive surprise. It was modest priced and enjoyable Italian food.

  • 5Hassaan A. 11 months ago
    1) if you’re going there thinking you’d see many bears, have a chance to interact with cubs or think it’s a petting zoo, then get ready to be very disappointed. 2) if you’re there to enjoy the rescued bears are well taken care of, and you love nature, then this sanctuary is worth visiting. 3) the scenic location, the landscape, the facilities being in harmony with nature and a nice maze made a day trip there a wonderful memory.

  • 5D S. 1 year ago
    Great experience to see these beautiful bears up close. Only €2 for an adult entry. If travelling from Prishtina via taxi, then use the taxi service advertised on the website, or know what to pay (€25 for return and up to hour wait).

  • 5Phil M. 1 year ago
    Amazing up close experience. Look eye to eye with a 200kg grizzly! The bears have loads of room and seem pretty happy. It's very cheap too. Also really really great food in the restaurant (including delicious vegetarian!)

  • 5Stephen M. 1 year ago
    Excellent. This group are doing fantastic work looking after the rescued bears. It is cheap to enter and well worth the effort of going. The bears have big areas to roam around in and they are unconcerned by humans. I was happy to support their work.

  • 5Paul J. 9 months ago
    Fantastic facility for visiting the well cared for bears. The on-site restaurant has great food as well.

  • 5Karolina B. 1 year ago
    Fantastic Sanctuary completely dedicated to rehabilitating and rescuing Bears from Kosovo and Albania. Majority of the bears here have been confiscated from people that kept them as house pets or a source of entertainment. Bear Sanctuary treats them with respect and care these beautiful, wild creatures deserve. All donations, ticket prices and souvenir sales go towards upkeeping the bears.

  • 5maria r. 11 months ago
    A great outing, nice 30 min walk around the bear park, good restaurant.

  • 5Keith R. 8 months ago
    This is an absolutely wonderful place, where bears that were once caged and abused are allowed to live out the rest of their days in natural and peaceful surroundings. You really get a sense of the passion this centre has for its bears. There’s a lovely gift shop and restaurant on site; some of the paths are steep and with loose stones which some may find challenging. Adults were €2 when we visited in Autumn.

  • 5Thomas F. 7 months ago
    The best €2 you will ever spend!! An amazing way to spend an afternoon. The walking paths are all loose rocks and can be quite hilly in certain parts so it’s best to wear good walking shoes. The full path is 1.5km from entrance to exit. If going by bus, take the Gjilan Line from Prishtina main bus station and get off at Mramor (will only cost €1). The walk from Mramor bus stop to the Sanctuary entrance is about 30mins.

  • 5Shaunagh B. 9 months ago
    We throughly enjoyed our experience here today. Paid 9 euro for the entrance fee and a private tour for 2. We met a lovely local woman that spoke English very well who showed us around the park and told us all about the bears and their history and how they came to be at the sanctuary. The views on the way to the sanctuary and insideit are breathtakingly beautiful. We arrived around 1.30 and enjoyed a delicious lunch before setting off, plenty of vegetarian/vegan options here. It was between 3 and 4 when we were shown around which was very fortunate timing as all the bears were near the fence waiting to be fed so we got to meet most of these amazing creature. If you have kids there's plenty for the to do around the park playground and inside activities. Will definetely be back.

  • 5Gentinë V. 3 months ago
    A very beautiful park!! There is also a restaurant, gift shop and all the necessary guides of information so you won’t get lost. Beside the bears and the lion, you can find different attractive parts to spend your time playing! A tip: should be visited during summer, in the winter season most of the bears are in their deep sleep. A worthwhile visit!!!

  • 5Besnik A. 3 months ago
    In one word: AMAZING. Only 20 km from Prishtina, the forest and hills on the side of Badovci Lake have been partially transformed into an open park to preserve endangered bears (and recently a lion) that were kept in diastrous conditions and locked in cages. It offers a unique experience (I believe not only in Kosovo) for every visitor, especially the younger ages. Spread over an area of 16 ha, this sanctuary offers not only visible experiences of the animals, but also additional dynamic activities along the walking path. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. They are willing to answer your questions with a lot of excitement. And they give quite insightful advices on how to behave and what is the best way to enjoy the experience in the sanctuary. Make sure to wear suitable walking shoes. Do not tease the animals. Take a lot of pictures. And reflect on the lessons you get from this trip (there is even a cage exposed to reinforce the idea of freedom importance). No bus goes there, so you have to either go by car, hitchhiking or take the bus from Prishtina to Gjilan and stop near the lake - at the roadcross Mramor-Gjilan-Prishtinë (it is not a long walk from there). Price is 2.5€ for adults, but there are additional options too. Enjoy it and share with your peers!

  • 5Anton A. 3 years ago
    Nice park

  • 5Martin B. 2 years ago
    A very nice place with great food and a lovely atmosphere. The staff was very welcoming. The ingredients were fresh and food tasted really good. I had a trout with potatoes and will definitely eat there again. I didn't have much time to see the bears as it was raining as well. A nice getaway from noisy Prishtina.

  • 5Jon C. 4 years ago
    Fantastic place to visit. Horrible to hear the stories about how the bears were so badly treated but great to see them being looked after now. Nice restaurant too!

  • 5Vladimir B. 3 years ago
    The best place in Pristine! It is nice walking between the bears. It was the best way how to spent 2€.

  • 5suad t. 2 years ago
    Fantastic and wonderful place to visit, definitely need to check this place out. Lots of information available about the bears.

  • 5Joceline L. 4 years ago
    The bears are so adorable and look so happy and well taken care of! Did you know that back in the day restaurants used to torture these poor creatures by keeping them in small concrete cages for the entertainment of their guests, many times they were only fed bread crusts and other unhealthy things . Now they get to play in their enclosures and have a healthy diet. It’s a bit further out from the city- I took a taxi there and a bus back.

  • 5Kevin H. 2 years ago
    Unexpected, but an excellent place view bears up close. Well worth the money!

  • 5Brendan R. 4 years ago
    Best 1.5€ I ever spent. They have 19 rescue bears at the sanctuary and we easily saw 11 or 12, fairly up close as well. The walk is about 2km round trip and very enjoyable. Good restaurant/cafe attached to the main building as well. Worth making a day trip from Skopje or Prishtina to see.

  • 5Skyler W. 2 years ago
    We went here by bus from Pristina. The bear sanctuary is very cheap to enter, yet very modern. The bears seem healthy and well cared for. You can be within a few metres of them. There is a lovely cafe from where you can enjoy views of the surrounding mountains. Currently the path around the enclosures is very muddy!

  • 5Joseph G. 3 years ago
    What a wonderful place to visit, you definitely need to check this place out :D

  • 5lona l. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Bear Sanctuary Prishtina (Original) Bear Sanctuary Prishtina

  • 5Vigan A. 3 years ago
    Very nice place! You can go inside for some fee and watch bears. Also, there is a bar outside with a great view and wonderful nature. A great place between Prishtina and Gjilan and close to Gracanica. For those ones who want to walk, its reachable from Prishtina andGerrmia National Park. Three hours one way and you are there. Signs are everywhere when you walk.

  • 5Email M. 3 years ago
    fun place with view of bears and more bears

  • 5Manon L. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) We arrived at the moment when the bears were returning to hibernation, but the manager was super nice, he nevertheless made us visit the shop and allowed us to sleep in our camper in the parking lot! Thank you for everything really! (Original) Nous sommes arrivés au moment où les ours rentraient en hibernation, mais le responsable a été super gentil, il nous a quand même fait visité la boutique et permis de dormir dans notre camper sur le parking ! Merci pour tout vraiment !

  • 5Vlonjat G. 3 years ago
    It's probably the best place in Kosovo. The sanctuary as of now has 19 bears and they have plenty of space and good staff that takes care of them. If you are in Prishtina and have half a day available, definitely go for a visit. A car is the most convenient way to go, but if you don't have a car, go to the main bus station in Prishtina and take the bus for Gjilan. Then drop off at Mramor (ask the bus driver, they will help you out). Then there is a 20 minute walk to the park. Follow the road signs, you won't have trouble finding it.

  • 5Merve A. 3 years ago
    Lovely bears. The ones playing in the pools were adorable. Must go if you are in Prishtina

  • 5f. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Thanks for this place! Here liberated bears were housed in a species-appropriate environment. Before being rescued, the bears had to live in bad homes in private households or restaurants. Thank you for creating such a wonderful place! Everyone involved deserves the greatest respect. I had the impression that the animals here are great, even though the past can not be undone. (Original) Danke für diesen Ort! Hier wurden befreite Bären in einer artgerechten Umgebung untergebracht. Bevor sie gerettet wurden, mussten die Bären unter schlimmen Bedingungen in privaten Haushalten oder Restaurants leben. Vielen Dank dafür dass hier so ein wunderbarer Ort geschaffen wurde! Alle Beteiligten haben den größten Respekt verdient. Ich hatte den Eindruck, dass es den Tieren hier super geht, auch wenn sicherlich die Vergangenheit nicht ungeschehen gemacht werden kann.

  • 5moti m. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Excellent. Cost of 2 euros entry route is admittedly not easy but should not go too far. There are plenty of bears you can't miss. (Original) מעולה. עלות 2 יורו כניסה המסלול אומנם לא קל אבל לא צריך ללכת יותר מדי. יש שפע של דובים אי אפשר לפספס.

  • 5AMY K. 3 years ago
    Must go ♥️🐻

  • 5Nick Y. 3 years ago
    Awesome place. Great staff and its really nice that they were able to re-home these majestic creatures

  • 5Marty C. 3 years ago
    It was amazing to see the bear so close. They have had such sad lives locked in cages, it is good to see them in a safe healthy environment. Thanks for the work your group does.

  • 5Auke van E. 3 years ago
    Just for the beautiful road to this sanctuary (from Pristina) it's worth a visit. Great place to be with amazing creatures.

  • 5ana b. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) The best of Pristina without a doubt. We had a great time watching the bears eat, play and bathe, especially 3 of them who rescued them with a month of life and have been raised there. (Original) Lo mejor de Pristina sin dudas. Que bien lo pasamos viendo comer, jugar y bañarse a los osos, en especial a 3 de ellos que los rescataron con un mes de vida y se han criado ahi.

  • 5migi k. 3 years ago

  • 4Szymon R. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very nice place, suitable for camping. Bears neat and in good conditions. ... but, gentlemen, take care of this nursing bitch, because her eyes hurt. (Original) Bardzo sympatyczne miejsce, nadaje się na biwak. Niedźwiedzie zadbane i dobrych warunkach. ...ale, Panowie, zadbajcie też o tę karmiącą sukę, bo oczy bolą.

  • 4Andrew M. 2 years ago
    Was a great place to visit. Good hike around the facility and the ability to see the bears up close was amazing. The bears each had a lot of room and after reading each of their stories, it was great to see how well they are treated and cared for. There is a restaurant onsite and a play area for kids. The main building is very clean and nice to visit. It is worth going to and saying hi to these awesome animals.

  • 4Panakeia S. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A very nice place. Very interesting. It's worth a visit (Original) Ein sehr schöner Ort. Sehr interssant. Ein Besuch lohnt sich

  • 4P. 3 years ago
    A great idea to give a second peaceful live to these bears. It is certain, the sanctuary needs money to maintain the site but, please, keep the original project, Don't fall into a business logic.

  • 4�. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A shelter was built for bears in a natural environment. Cafe atmosphere and food are good, but the walk is very challenging. (Original) Doğal ortamda ayılar için barınak yapılmıș. Cafe ortamı ve yiyecekleri güzel ancak yürüyüș çok zorlu.

  • 4Eric W. 11 months ago
    Be careful the directions on Google maps are wrong. Follow the road signs and it is easy. Seems to be a great organization that is giving these bears a fantastic home. Beautiful large areas for them to roam. The unfortunate part is because the area is so large I didn’t see any bears. Nice walk through the woods though.

  • 4S. 2 years ago
    Nice place to visit... chill

  • 4B. 3 years ago

  • 4Sharif A. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Normal (Original) عادي

  • 4Janardhanan P. 3 years ago
    I like animals

  • 3أبو �. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Walking down the mountain is somewhat tired (Original) السير في الجبل متعب نوعا ما

  • 3Era N. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Steep terrain with gravel soil (Original) Steiles Gelände mit Schotterboden

  • 3كن كما كنت !. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Garden bears are just ok for 2 euro entry where a restaurant and a nearby lake (Original) حديقه دببه فقط لابأس بها الدخول ب 2 يورو فيها مطعم وقريب منها بحيره

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