Skopje Off The Beaten Path

  • Terrace at Millenium Cross
    Terrace at Millenium Cross
    by Pijlmans
  • Marking of the trial
    Marking of the trial
    by Pijlmans
  • Matka Canyon
    Matka Canyon
    by Pijlmans

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Skopje

  • 1. Neighborhoods

    If you walk the ulica Samuilova onwards, you will walk by the Topana district. Once it was here where most of the Gypsies lived. Nowadays (after the earthquake of 1963) they live mostly in Shutka. On...

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  • 2. Getting Out of Town

    A huge steel cross, lit up at night, oversees Skopje from Mount Vodno. It is a good purpose for a short hike! The cross is 66 meter high and was built in 2002 to celebrate 2000 years of Christianity....

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  • 3. Relaxing

    The Gazi Baba Woods are located on a hill north-east of the center of Skopje, north of the river Vardar. Most locals from Skopje that I asked about the woods did not even know about them, and we had...

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  • 4. Mother Teresa

    This plaque marks the spot where the house stood in which Mother Teresa was born in Skopje. [She was of Albanian ethnicity.] There is a double irony here... first many people missed this plaque even...

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  • 6. Nerezi church -hidden gem

    If you are adventures enough, you can spend few hours visiting the church of St Pantelejmon in Nerezi village.The church is build in the XII AD, by the Vasals...

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  • 7. Hike from Mount Vodno to Lake Matka

    I have been wanting to do this hike for years, because both Mount Vodno with the Millenium Cross and Lake Matka are two great places that we visited separately...

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  • 8. Visiting Gracanica

    If you have a few hours spare it's perfectly possible to go and visit Gracanica momastery, in Kosovo. By taxi, count on it taking about two hours there and two...

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  • 9. Pazar or Green Market...

    Green markets are... "an institution" in Skopje (come to think of it, in Macedonia)They are colorful, fun, they offer amazing flavors of our local production,...

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  • 10. In need for some exercise?

    Even if you're not the sporty-type, some hiking on Vodno will definitely do you good.Vodno is a hill very close to the center of Skopje (yeah, sounds weird I...

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  • 11. Katlanovska banja

    Take bus 53 from Zheleznicka stanica or Bit Pazar (opposite side). The ride costs 40 denar and lasts about an hour.The line ends at the Spa installations, in...

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  • 12. Skopje Railway

    The Skopje Railway Station is really not much to look at. It was built after the 1963 earthquake, when much of the town was destroyed, including the old railway...

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  • 13. The Church that shall remain nameless

    I will be completely honest – I have no idea what the name of this church is, and I am unlikely ever to find it. I assume that it is probably fairly modern,...

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  • 14. Memorial for a War Hero

    Macedonia was a scene of battles and was ravaged by the German Occupation in the 1940s, so it is a bit surprising that there are not more monuments or memorials...

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  • 15. Macedonian National Theatre

    As I noted in my tip on art in the city, Skopje is not widely known for its artistic creativity. I can’t claim to know much about the theatre and music scene in...

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  • 16. Skopje Art

    Skopje is not really a city that is world-renowned for its artistic scene, but that does not mean that it has nothing to show by way of artistic creativity. The...

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  • 17. Suto Orizari (Shutka)

    Suto Orizari, also called Sutko or Shutka, is the biggest Roma town of Europe. It is located north of Skopje.The Roma are gypsies that migrated from...

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  • 18. Shutka, the biggest Roma neighbourhood in Skopje

    If you really like Roma music, it is worth going there at least once. From the Bashcharshija you may hear some exciting music at night which may be played in...

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  • 19. Many Mosques

    The Imam at Hjuncar told me that Skopje (Skupi in Albanian) has 33 mosques, so don't be surprised if you are wondering around trying to find the famous ones and...

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  • 20. British Commonwealth War Cemetery

    A special place is the memorial garden and cemetery which is such a calm area, maybe because I had just left the hustle & bustle of the city, but it seemed more...

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  • 21. Errant pets

    Makedonia is not an exeption !! as mostly eastern countries...pets are not considered so much as a real companion and you can see mounds of cats and dogs...

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  • 22. Just a sculpture I liked

    I saw this sculpture near the main square infron of a bank building.It is not a huge impressive statue, it is just a relatively small sculpture that I liked. I...

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  • 23. Matka

    At Matka there's a river with a dam (creating an artificial lake) and an old monastery (many more are hidden in the forest in the mountains). It's a beautiful...

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  • 24. Details against the sky ...

    It is amazing that I don't fall flat on my face more often as I am always looking up! Skopje was never as elegant as Belgrade, but if you look carefully [and...

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  • 25. Patterns at Daut Pasha amam

    I thought the blocky pattern in the painting and pillar were worth a comparison. Daut Pasha holds the Macedonian paintings & sculptures, while Cifte amam shows...

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