Kapan An, Skopje

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    Kapan An

    by Pijlmans Updated May 25, 2011

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    Kapan An is one of the three old trading inns in Carsija, the old Turkish part of Skopje. The inns housed mosly Muslim travellers and merchants.

    The other two inns are the Suli An (now the Museum of the Old Bazaar) and the Kursumli An (now part of the Museum of Macedonia).

    Kapan An was built in the 15th century by Isa Bey, who was the son of Ishak Bey.

    The name "Kapan" refers to the balance, used to weigh merchandise.

    Nowadays, the Kapan An houses several restaurants, among which Pivnica An or Beerhouse An, which I highly recommend.

    You have to look well to find Kapan An, as it is surrounded by walls and you have to walk down some stairs to enter it. After crossing the Stone Bridge into Carsija, you pass the Daut Pasha Amam and the bridge over the big street Goce Delcev. Keep right and the Kapan An will be at your right hand side.

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    Kapan An (Kapan Han-Kapan Inn)

    by Arkeolog Updated Mar 30, 2009

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    The most interesting inn in Skopje is undoubtedly Kapan Inn (Trap Inn). It is a beautiful Ottoman building located in the old part of Skopje. It's built in 15th century and has 44 rooms. This inn, tastefully decorated in a brilliant harmony of stone and wood, today hosts visitors in extremely delicious cafes and restaurants located both inside and outside.

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