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SKOPJE  ATTRACTIONS

 

 

 

 

01.STONE BRIDGE

 

The Stone Bridge is a bridge across the
Vardar River in Skopje,the capital of the
Republic of Macedonia.
The bridge is considered
a symbol of Skopje and is the main element
of the coat of arms of the city,
which in turn is incorporated in the city’s flag.
It is located in Centar municipality and it connects
Macedonia Square to the Old Bazaar.


The current Stone Bridge was built on Roman foundations
under the patronage of Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror
between 1451 and 1469.Most of the Stone Bridge originates
from the Ottoman period and throughout the centuries,
the Stone Bridge was often damaged and then repaired.
There is historical evidence that it once suffered during
the great earthquake of 1555 which heavily damaged or destroyed
four pillars. Renovations were carried out the same year.

 

 

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02.MILENNIUM CROSS

 

Bitola historically known as Monastir or Manastır is known also by several alternative names is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. The city is an administrative, cultural, industrial, commercial, and educational centre. It is located in the southern part of the Pelagonia valley, surrounded by the Baba and Nidže mountains,14 km north of the Medžitlija-Níki border crossing with Greece. It is an important junction connecting the south of the Adriatic Sea with the Aegean Sea and Central Europe. It has been known since the Ottoman period as “the city of the consuls”, since many European countries have consulates in Bitola.

 

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03.OLD BAZAAR

 

Ohrid is Macedonia’s most seductive destination,

with an atmospheric old quarter cascading down a graceful hill.

Crammed full of beautiful churches and topped by the bones of a medieval castle. Its cobbled streets are flanked by traditional restaurants and lakeside cafes, but it’s not a complete tourist circus just yet and still has a lived-in feel – particularly in the upper reaches of the Old Town

 

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04.MACEDONIA SQUARE

 

Prilep is a city in the Western Macedonia, nicknamed “The city under Marko’s towers” (referring to the fortress). The city is the Macedonian tobacco capital. The population is 76,769 (Prilep municipality). The city was the capital of the medieval kingdom of Kings Volkasin and Marko which explains the large number of churches and monasteries in and around the city.

 

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05.FORTRES KALE

 

Hidden up in the mountains between the woods, Kruševo has managed to preserve a genuine appeal. The town has the same layout as a century ago and around 80 traditional houses are preserved, so it is a good place to admire and learn about traditional architecture. Unfortunately, being so small and isolated the town has had problems coping with the transition. The town is a winter skiing center with paths good for beginners.

 

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06.VODNO MOUTAIN

 

Prespa is a region surrounding the Great Prespa Lake and Small Prespa Lake. This international region is shared by Albania, Greece, and Macedonia, which contains a majority of the Great Prespa Lake. Macedonia’s share of the region is completely within Resen Municipality, bound by Galičica Mountain…

 

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07.MOTHER THERESA MEMORIAL HOUSE

 

National Park “Pelister” is one of the first protected national parks in the Balkans. Due to the relict of the tertiary flora – Molika (Pinus Peuce Griseb), and the morphological and glacial relief in the alpine part of the mountain, in 1948 Pelister was declared a National Park.

 

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08.LAKE MATKA

 

Mavrovo is a village and tourist resort in the mountainous region of western Macedonia. It is located in the Mavrovo and Rostuša municipality.

 

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09.ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF MACEDONIA

A gorge in which a rich complex of mediaeval building survives, including churches, monasteries and remnants of a fortress (the mediaeval town of Matka).There are dozens of caves and large number of endemic plants and animals.

 

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10.SKOPJE AQUEDUCT

 

The biggest artificial lake is Lake of Kozjak on the Treska River. It is located in the Western part of the country in the municipality of Makedonski Brod and it is 30km from the capital.

 

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