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BEST OF PRILEP

TOBACCO MUSEUM

Kruševsko Džade bb, tel. +389 48 43 40 11. Open hours erratic. The history of growing tobacco in and around Prilep dates back to the 19th century. The first tobacco processing factory in the city was established in 1873, and the industry is now one of Prilep’s largest cash crops, a fact reflected in the …

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MARKO’S TOWERS

Overlooking Prilep approximately 5km from the centre and named after the Serbian prince Marko Mrnjavčević (1335- 1395), at 150 metres or so above the city, the ancient and abandoned settlement known as Marko’s Towers dominates the local skyline. Actually several different sites combined in one, with a history dating back to before the Roman period, …

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ČARŠI MOSQUE

Old Bazaar. Close to the city’s surviving Ottoman clock tower, the oldest part of the long-abandoned and sadly derelict Čarši (Bazaar) Mosque dates back to 1475. Complete with an equally disintegrating minaret, wandering around the roofless building is a strange pleasure indeed, and one that probably won’t be possible for much longer thanks to the …

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