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About 8 km north of Pristina on the way to Mitrovica, the Field of Blackbirds, also known as Kosovo Polje (the name "Kosovo" appears to be derived from the Serbian word for blackbird, "Kos," and Polje can be translated to "field") is the site of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo. The battle, in which the Serbs were defeated by the Ottoman Turks, was a critical event in the history of Kosovo and of Serbia, as it was the beginning of five centuries of Muslim domination of the area and sowed the seeds of the ethnic and religious conflict in Kosovo.
As a tourist attraction, the Field of Blackbirds is wanting -- a stone tower which stands as a monument is the closest thing to an "attraction" -- but for historians or those who seek some understanding of the culture of Kosovo and Serbia, and of the terrible violence and heartbreak that in many ways defines the region, the Field of Blackbirds may be a good start. It was at this monument (Gazimestan) that Slobodan Miloseovic 28 June 1989 held a nationalistic speech before more than 200,000 spectators. This speech is being regarded as the launch of the nationalist policies which contributed to the wars and conflicts in the 1990 in the Balkans.
The easiest way to reach the monument is by taxi from Pristina (Approx 10 Euro for a roundtrip). The monument is guarded 24 hrs by NATO soldiers so you may need to show your passport in order to get close the the monument.