As it can be seen from the beginnings, there was a great number of shops in the Grand Bazaar, in which almost all kinds of trades were developed aiming at fulfilling all the needs of the population of the region of Gjakova and of export such as those of metal processors, leather processors, textile processors, tinsmiths, saddlers, (shag-makers) white woolen cap-makers, rug-makers etc. The metal processing included some very important trades for that time, such as gunsmiths, silversmith, copper dishes productions, tinsmith etc. In the 18th century the famous gun master Tush the gunsmith was mentioned in Gjakova, who dealt not only with their producing, but also with their decoration. As a master of luxurious guns producing, which at that time were requested without any distinction by all the social classes, he managed to create, in this century, “the people’s school” of this trade, known until today by his name.
From the beginning Gjakova was important trade where goods from Malësi (highland) were interchanged with goods from Dukagjini but also with other places where they sell handcrafts and bought salt, sugar, cloths est. Craftsmanship was highly developed and in the name of two most successful ones, Tabakët (leather producer) dhe Terziajt (tailors). Tabaks’ Bridge over Erenik river, built by Esnaf of Tabaks of Gjakova in 1790, linked Gjakova with Shkodra.
It is 127 m long and it has 14 architraves with discharging windows. Many landscapes are carved in it. In one of the architraves of the bridge there is carved a palm with fingers, a small rosette with a sphere in the middle and with a ray in the middle, with a figure in a shape of scissors, a working tool of the craftsman that built the bridge. In the decision for its protection it is stated that it holds historical, sociological, artistic and urban values. It is under protection by law since 1962.
During the last war in 1999, Gjakova was quite damaged economically, there were lack of investments right after and most of social enterprises are in the list to privatize. Besides, very interesting ground to be explored, with its uniqueness that is not common for other places, quite rich culturally and full of love that its people preserve for it.
In the center of Grand Bazaar there is Hadum Aga Mosque (Xhamija e Hadumeve), the oldest mosque in the city and also one of the first objects built there, in the last decade of XVI century, with which the story of Gjakova begins. Not very far from the Hadum Aga Mosque two old houses are to be found with wooden roofs Hani i Vjetër and Hani i Haraqisë (The Old Inn and Haraçia Inn). Built in 17-18 centuries they served is Inns for tradesmen. Besides being beautiful they are worth visiting also for the good food and other services they offer. Close to Han there is Tekke e Bektashive (Bektashi Tekke). At the end of bazaar in Ismail Qemali Street there is The Mullah Isufi Mosque (Xhamia e Mulla Isufit). Close to this mosque there is also Saint Paul’s and Peter’s church (Kisha e Shën Palit dhe Pjetrit) as well as The Tabak Bridge (Ura e Tabakve) through which the river Ereniku passes. In Çabrati Street it is worth visiting two old houses, the house of Beqir Haxhibeqiri and that of Mazllom Zherka, distinguished by wooden decorations and interior.