Aqueduct, Skopje

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    Aquaduct
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    Aquaduct
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    Old Stone Aqueduct

    by Pijlmans Updated Dec 14, 2008

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    Close to Skopje, northwest from the center, lies an old stone aqueduct. It is not clear if it goes back to Roman or Ottoman times, but it likely was used to supply Turkish baths such as the Chifte Amam and the Daut Pasha Amam with water from the springs on the mountain Crna Gora.

    You probably have to take a taxi to get here, or drive yourself. The last part you have to walk unless you have a 4WD or are not afraid to drive on an unpaved road. There are military barracks close to the aqueduct, so be careful with taking pictures, which may not be allowed.

    See the inset in the map of Skopje in my general tips for its location.

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    • Archeology

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    Aquaduct

    by traveloturc Written Jul 22, 2006

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    On 2 kilometers north-west from Skopje, the aqueduct was built of stone and bricks with 55 arches supported on massive pillars. For the building of the aqueduct there are different opinions in the science. According some scientists it was a Romanian aqueduct whereas according to others it was a Byzantium building. The last scientific researches connect the building of the aqueduct with Isa bey, which means that it was built during the time of the Turkish rule and more precisely in 16th century. Aqueducts in former Yugoslavia were only three one in Macedonia and two in Montenegro

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  • The Aqueduct

    by gligor_kot Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    On 2 kilometers north-west from Skopje, the aqueduct was built of stone and bricks with 55 arches supported on massive pillars. For the building of the aqueduct there were shared opinions in the science. According some scientists it was a Romanian aqueduct whereas according to others it was a Byzantium building. The last scientific researches connect the building of the aqueduct with Isa bey, which means that it was built during the time of the Turkish rule and more precisely in 16th century. Aqueducts in former Yugoslavia were only three one in Macedonia and two in Montenegro.

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  • Visit the old aqueduct

    by kathy_and_ej Updated Mar 22, 2004

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    The old aqueduct

    A large piece of an old Roman (?) aqueduct is still standing, in the middle of a farmers field in Skopje.

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    • Archeology

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