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BEST OF SKOPJE

STONE BRIDGE

If you stop and think about the sheer number and diversity of people who’ve walked over this relatively small bridge connecting Ploštad Makedonija with the Old Bazaar since its original construction over 550 years ago you’ll understand why it’s one of the main symbols of the city. Built on the site of an earlier Roman …

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SKOPJE FORTRESS

Samoilova bb. Open 08:00 – 18:00. Archaeological excavations show that people have been living on the hill above what’s now the Old Bazaar since at least the Bronze Age. A town was first founded here in the early Byzantine era during the 6th and 7th centuries when the huge blocks of stone still visible in …

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SKOPJE 2014

Depending on who you want to believe, this massive undertaking designed to commemorate the centenary of the country’s independence as well as to give the city a more ‘classical’ look and feel has so far cost the taxpayer anything from between €80 million and €560 million. Featuring dozens of statues, several new high profile buildings …

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OLD BAZAAR

Probably founded some time around the 12th century, Skopje’s marvellous Old Bazaar was once a major Ottoman trading centre and its role as a place where old trades and traditions once flourished continues to this day, albeit to a much lesser extent. At the height of its importance, the area contained some 30 mosques and …

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