Top best places to visit in Skopje, Macedonia
Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia.
It is the country’s political, cultural, economic, and academic center. Skopje is known as the City of Statues thanks to its impressive monuments situated all over the city.
In the center of town is the Macedonia Square, the biggest public space in Macedonia.
In its middle stands the Warrior on a Horse, a fountain and a statue of Alexander the Great.
The symbol of the city the Stone Bridge connects Macedonia Square to the Old Bazaar.
Around the square, which serves as a main entrance to the Old Bazaar, are:
The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle,
The National Theater,
And the Holocaust Memorial, a museum and multimedia center about the history of the Jews in the Balkans.
Nearby is another representative square with the Macedonian Opera and Ballet and a Philharmonic Hall.
And next to it is the Art Bridge, the most beautiful bridge in the city full of sculptures of noted artists.
Also worth a visit are:
The Porta Macedonia, a triumphal arch dedicated to 20 years of Macedonian independence.
The Mother Teresa House, a beautiful and tranquil modern chapel and a museum.
And the Church of St Clement of Ohrid, the largest cathedral of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.
One of the most important places to go in Skopje is the Old Bazaar. It is the largest marketplace in the Balkans famous for its cultural and historical values.
Beside the stores there are some interesting objects within the Old Bazaar, such as:
The National Museum, one of the oldest museums in the country.
The Double Hamam, a Turkish bath, today used as a gallery.
The Church of the Ascension of Jesus, a tiny orthodox temple with a pleasant courtyard.
And the Mustafa Pasha Mosque, one of the most beautiful Islamic buildings in Macedonia.
In the vicinity of the Old Bazaar there are other prominent mosques, like:
The Sultan Murat Mosque, the biggest mosque in Macedonia.
The Gazi Isa Bey’s Mosque, the only seljuk mosque in Europe.
And the Yahya Pasha Mosque which has a roof in the shape of a pyramid and the tallest minaret in Skopje.
But the biggest attraction in the city is the Kale Fortress.
The historic fortifications was build on the highest hill in the Skopje valley
and now offer great views over the city.
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