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SKOPJE  ATTRACTIONS

 

 

01.STONE BRIDGE

 

Skopje is the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, the City that lies in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroad of important communications, a city with a 2000 years old tradition. Skopje is a modern city with population of almost one million and presents Macedonia’s major political, economical, educational and cultural center. It continues to be a focus for new residents, economic development, construction and refurbishment. 

Skopje also is a very attractive tourist destination with its fortress, cultural and historical monuments, archaeological sites, sport halls, caves in the canyon of the River Treska and Lake Matka and a health spa in the eastern part of the city.

 

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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.SKOPJE MUSEUMS

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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