Gevgelija Travel Guide

  • Gevgelija
    Gevgelija
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  • Vardarski Rid
    Vardarski Rid
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  • Stork near the train station
    Stork near the train station
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Gevgelija Things to Do

  • Museum of Gevgelija

    The Museum of Gevgelija is located in a building dating from 1906.Here you can find many of the artifacts from the archeological site Vardarski Rid near Gevgelija.We were the only visitors (actually, we were told that during the high season in the summer the museum welcomes about 2 or 3 visitors per week)!So we got a personal tour in Macedonian by...

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  • Archeological site "Vardarski Rid"

    We visited the Archeological site Vardarski Rid together with two friendly employees from the Museum of Gevgelija.Without their stories and explanation this site would have been less interesting, since nowadays it is largely overgrown with weeds.Vardarski Rid is located on a hill east of Gevgelija, above the river Vardar.The archeological site...

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  • Monastery and Church of St Spas

    The Church of St Spas (salvation) is from 1842, the monastery buildings (inns) date from a later time. The church has been rebuilt several times until the beginning of the Balkan War in 1912.It is located near the cemetery.We were told that you cannot stay in the Monastery Inn.

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  • Gevgelija Town Hall

    The town hall is located in a nice building in the center of the town.As in most Macedonian towns, the town hall is the place to be for free goodies!We got a free map and a very nice hard-covered book about Gevgelija.

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  • Library Goce Delcev

    The Goce Delcev library was opened in 1945.It is housed in a very interesting building, that was built in 1912.The library is one of the hall marks of Gevgelija.

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  • Catholic Church St Peter and Paul

    The Catholic Church of St Petar and Pavle (St Peter and Paul) is located close to the Orhtodox Church of St Cyril and Methodius. It is tucked away between houses so you might easily miss it.The church was closed when we visited, but after we rang the bell a nun opened up the church for us.

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  • Train station and locomotive

    The train station is in the east of Gevgelija.Opposite to the train station, in a small park, is an old locomotive.Behind the locomotive a stork had its nest.

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  • Statue of Sava Mihajlov

    Statue of Sava Mihajlov (1877-1903) in the center of Gevgelija.I believe he was a Macedonian revolutionary, who was involved in the famous Miss Stone affair, i.e. the kidnapping of the American Protestant missionary Ellen Maria Stone. This was in order to get a big ransom for the funding of the freedom fighters.

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  • Bogdanci Town Hall

    On our way from Dojran to Gevgelija we passed through the village Bogdanci.The town hall of Bogdanci is located opposite from the Church of St Atanas the Great.Although Bogdanci is a very small village, they have a free map of the town that you can get at the town hall.

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