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ŠIROK SOKAK

Roughly translating as Wide Street and stretching from the City Park in the south as far north as the Bezistan, as well as possessing some of the city’s finest historical buildings, this long pedestrian thoroughfare is also the major focus for socialising in Bitola. Lined with busy cafés and one or two modern hotels, of particular interest are the consulate buildings, especially the self-important-looking Russian one at the northern end, and the lovely Neo-Gothic Catholic church dating from 1909. Eagled-eyed visitors will notice that the street’s actually called Maršal Tito, and that Širok Sokak is the local vernacular.

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