Tinkers Alley

Tinkers Alley also known as Coppersmith alley (Serbian: Kazandžijsko sokače, Казанџијско сокаче) is an old urban downtown which was built in the first half of 18th century. It was a street full of tinkers and other crafts, together with craftsmen houses deriving from Turkish period.[1]

Tinkers Alley overview. Kalča shopping mall can be seen in background.

Unfortunately, only one part from those houses was preserved today and protected as one structural building wholeness. The alley is protected by the state as a complex of great architectural value. Now the street has many cafes and restaurants.


Tinkers Alley is located in the City of Niš, Serbia and it is facing the Kalča, which is a 32,000 m2 (340,000 sq ft) shopping center.