The Church of St Nikola in Kumanovo was designed by master-builder Andreja Damjanov, who also designed e.g. the Church of St Pantelejmon in Veles, the Church of St Bogorodica in Stip and the church in the Monastery of St Joakim Osogovski in Kriva Palanka.It dates back to 1851 and was built on the same site as an earlier church.When we asked the man...more
This church stands at the foot of the rock formation Kostoperska Karpa in the village Mlado Nagorichane.Is is located on the other site of the rock compared to the Church of St Petka.I read somewhere that it dates back to the 11th century!The church was in scaffolds and closed when we were there.more
Along the way from Kumanovo to Kriva Palanka, at the turn-off for Prohor Pcinjski, you can see this strange rock formation.There was a prehistoric settlement on or near this rock formation, which may have been used for ritual purposes.There are two churches next to this big rock, the Church of St Petka and the Church of St George.more
Batko Gjorgjija is a typical figure and character of Kumanovo. He was a great mocker and bohemian, who preferred leading a loose life rather than working. The text on the statue says: "He wants to have all pretty things that he sees".The Days of Comedy take place every year in honor of Batko Gjorgjija.This monument is located on the central square...more
The Church of St Trojca (Holy Trinity) is relatively young, being built in 1902.It has a very interesting floor!The original color allegedly was a less obvious tint of pink. When they re-painted it, they decided the church had to be more cheerful! And cheerful it is! What a difference compared with the grumpy idiot who almost started a fist fight...more
Small but interesting museum, with artifacts from the region, e.g. from the ancient observatory Kokino.There's an exposition about Macedonia during the last wars as well, in addition to ethnological clothing and replica's of old Macedonian and Turkish living rooms.Although we arrived at a time that the museum should have been open, it was not. A...more
The Kokino archeological site and megalithic observatory is located about 30 kilometers northeast of Kumanovo, near the villages Staro Nagoricane and Kokino.Artefacts found on the site have been dated to 1800 BC, so the site is more than 3800 years old.Kokino is on the U.S. Space Organization NASA's list of ancient observatories, together with e.g....more
The Stone Dolls, or Kameni Kukli, are strange stone pillars that have been formed 10 million years ago by erosion.They are near the village of Kuklica, south of the road from Kumanovo to Kriva Palanka, and close to Kratovo.We went here by car together with a guide from the Municipal Center of Rock Art of Kratovo.One bridge close to the Stone Dolls...more
The first plenary session of ASNOM (The Anti-Fascist Assembly for the People's Liberation of Macedonia) was held on the symbolic date of August 2 1944 (Ilinden uprising day) in the Monastery of Prohor Pcinjski.Due to continuous refusals by the Serbian Orthodox Church to allow Macedonian delegations to celebrate this holiday in the monastery, a new...more
A few kilometers northeast of Kumanovo, you can visit the Monastery of Staro Nagoricane, in the village with the same new.The monastery houses the 14th century Church of St George. Next to the monastery you can see the Cell (Kelia) of Saint Prohor Pcinjski.See my Staro Nagoricane page in the link below for more information.more
The Church of St. George at the Monastery of Staro Nagoricane is the best known cultural and historical monument. The Church was built in the llth century and was reconstructed in the l4th. During its reconstruction, the 'fresco-painters Mihailo and Evtihij painted its walls with frescoes of exceptional artistic value.I did not visit this...more
This tiny burek restaurant has only two or three little tables.
Burek are layers of dough filled with e.g. cheese, meat or spinach (etc)....
We had a good burek with yogurt here for lunch.
Price per person between one and two euro.
This is how the bus station looks like in Kumanovo.
You can take buses to the border with Serbia Montenegro, to Beograd, to Uzice (near Tara Mountains close to border in Bosnia-Herzogiva, I went here to this Uzice and then Tara), you can take the bus back to Skopje also.
This are the kind of places people can get stucked for hours and hours. better way to pass is by bus. police jusst enter inside the bus pic the passports, maybe ask some questions and you go away.
Kumanovo is the last Macedonian city before the border on your way up the Serbin Country Prepare to enter right in Kosovo Border also. this road will take you to the last eastern city of Kosovo...
Unique Suggestions: after you hand the passports you still have time to go to the toilet if needed. prepare to pay some money. better to have dinars left both macedonian and serbian.
If you have a car avaliable, just wonder around the roads in the countryside. You'll be amazed with the hilly landscape and you'll find nice solitary churches ...
I did the ride with a cab, which it was not expensive, but cause it was 4 years ago, I already forgot how much I spent on it :)
Kumanovo is a small but beautiful town with lots of cafes friendly people but it also has Albanians a.k.s SHIPTARI who are quite unfriendly and cause ethnic problems they are scum. The Macedonians are a very friendly, warm and kind people who will welcome anyone to their home and give them a great greetingmore
Era e keqeFrynë një erë nga Perendimi,erë e keqe,e tërbuarsjell sëmundje në kopshtin tim.Të cilin vite me rradhë e punova,e zbukurova,e këtë ditëkjo erë e keqe e zavrake,vjen këtu që të ma prishë.Nga mundimi s’kam ç’ka të bëj,ndalem,ulem e mendoj,dotë bërtas jo s’dotë pushoj...Por ti oj erë,oj erë e keqe,pse nuk fryen atje ke ti,ku ka pluhur e plot...more