FYR of Macedonia Things to Do

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FYR of Macedonia Things to Do

  • Old Bazaar - Carsija

    Skopje Things to Do

    Great and unusual city... Cheep .. Very cheep. Warm and pleasent people.. Nobody annoyed u We've stayed at arka hotel.. Inside the old city... Minutes of walking from anywhere A lot of places are under construction prepering for summer time I guess. Go there and enjoy

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  • other churches & monasteries

    Ohrid Things to Do

    This Church was built in the first half of the 10th century. It is situated in the upper part of Ohrid, near the Gate. The belongings of St. Clement were transferred to this church from the previous church St. Panteleimon, which was burned and converted into a mosque by the Turks. The most important treasures of the church are the old...

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  • Skopsko Kale - Kale Fortress

    Skopje Things to Do

    Overlooking the city of Skopje is a large fortress. The Kale Fortress (Kale is Turkish for "Fortress") is on the highest point in Skopje and overlooks the river Vardar. Although building started in the 6th century, most of what we see is the building carried out in the 10th and 11th. Since the 1963 earthquake which destroyed much of the city, the...

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  • on the lake...

    Ohrid Things to Do

    It's a deep and ancient lake, perhaps as old as five million years. Few lakes are as old as that. It's the deepest in the Balkans, and if you placed the Eiffel Tower at its deepest point, once the world's tallest structure, its tallest point would just poke out above the water. The lake is so big, deep and isolated that it has its own weather...

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  • Kameni Most - The Old Stone Bridge

    Skopje Things to Do

    One of the most famous landmarks in Skopje is the Kameni Most, or Stone Bridge. It straddles the river in the middle of town close by Macedonia Square, and is something of a city icon, being featured on the town crest. Apparently historians are divided as to how long there has been a bridge here, but it is certainly several hundred years. I also...

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  • samuil fortress

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ohrid Things to Do

    When I titled this tip "You really shouldn't miss it" I actually meant it in both senses of the phrase. Physically, you shouldn't miss it as it completely dominates the city sat atop the large mount to the West of town and you shouldn't miss it as it is a wonderful place to visit with superb views over the city and the lake. I refer, of course, to...

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  • Matka Lake & Canyon

    Skopje Things to Do

    we were taken to this beautiful place by a local whi we met in a restaurant one night, what an amazing place. we went up the gorge in a small boat and stopped to check out the caves along the way. it was so relaxing sitting on the deck at the hotel having a cold drink

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  • st. sophia

    Ohrid Things to Do

    I waited until it was open and then paid the ticket and visited for one hour or so. Pictures inside where forbidden, but since I did not know I just took one, and when I was reprimanded I stopped making more pictures.

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  • Mother Teresa

    Skopje Things to Do

    Why they put up an museum in Skopje for this Albanian lady I have no clue (maybe I would have if it was a museum of horror!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WQ0i3nCx60 Adding more text does not make a tip any better …it just add more text ..Adding more text does not make a tip any better …it just add more text ..Adding more text does not make a...

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  • old town & architecture

    Ohrid Things to Do

    The old part of Ohrid is a wonderful experience. The whole area, including the lake, is a World Heritage Site protected by UNESCO. Just wandering around the old cobbled streets as they wind up and down the hillside along the lake shore. There are some great old buildings dotted about, and you'll catch great views of the lake poking through the gaps...

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  • National Gallery of Art - Daut Pasha...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Skopje Things to Do

    Hammams are great places to see, both from the outside as from the inside. In Skopje I found two of them. Not fuctioning as hammams anymore (after the Ottomans were chased out of Macedonia, the hammams appartenly fell into decay). Nowadays they house art galleries. Great places to see some contemporary / moden art exhibits.

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  • st. naum

    Ohrid Things to Do

    On the south-east side of Lake Ohrid, close to the border with Albania, you will find the Monastry of St Naum. It is a really stunning site, on a cliff high above the lake. Clement (840-916) and Naum (835-910) were native Macedonians. Both had been disciples of the brothers Kiril and Metodi, the inventors of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic...

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  • Old Railway Station

    Skopje Things to Do

    The clock on this old train station stopped at 5:17 am since the morning of 26 July 1963, when this piece of the grand modernist station of Skopje was one of the few parts of the city that remained standing after a massive earthquake crushed the city. It measured 6.1 on the Richter scale, killed nearly two thousand people, and left over a hundred...

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  • amphitheater

    Ohrid Things to Do

    Build around 200 BC, just over 2000 years old. In use again during the summer for outdoor concerts and performances. Take a close look at the seats to see if you can read who owned the seat 2000 years ago! The antique theatre first was in use as a theatre in which tragedies, comedies and other plays were performed. During Roman times, the theater...

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  • Sveti Kliment Ohridski

    Skopje Things to Do

    The other places of interest are: the church of St. Spas, St. Pantelejmon in Nerezi, St. Nicholas, Marko's monastery, The Mother of Jesus church, St Archangel church, the monastery of St. Nikita, the monastery of St. Andrea, the monastery of St. Nichola, and the monastery of Matka.

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  • st. jovan kaneo

    5 out of 5 stars

    Ohrid Things to Do

    St. Jovan Theologian Kaneo is by no means the largest church we visited in Ohrid but it's exquisite position on a bluff overlooking the lake and it's delightful architectural form make it one of my favourites. The building predates the mid 15th century although the exact date is unknown and is apparently a mixture of Byzantine and Armenian styles....

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  • Museum of Macedonia

    Skopje Things to Do

    Officially this museum is called "Museum of the Macedonian struggle for sovereignty and independence - Museum of VMRO and Museum of the victims of the communist regime"...Really! It was build for the prestigious Skopje 2014 project and opened September 2011. As its ridiculously long name might give away, it tells the story of the Macedonian...

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  • plaoshnik

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ohrid Things to Do

    Heading south from the fortress, towards the lake, you will come to an excavation area. This is where the church of Sv. Pantelejmon once stood. It was built in a trefoil form, probably during the 5th century, on top of an earlier building. Mosaics have been preserved in the central part and in the baptistery. They are now sheltered by a roo

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  • Sveti Spas

    Skopje Things to Do

    " I understand the world solely as a field for cultural competition among nations". Goce Delchev 1872-1903 When you visit Sv Spas, first thing you notice that, altought you are in the middle of the Old City of Skopje and is very crowded, here in the gareden of the Church, you feel unexpected tranquilty. Here in the Church yard is the garve &...

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  • st. climent

    Ohrid Things to Do

    The St Clement´s Monastery Church, finished in 2002, is dedicated to Saints Clement and Pantelejmon. Close to the new church are the ruins of the monastery school that Clement built on the ruins of the early 5th-century basilica at Plaosnik. He even had built his own tomb into the church, in which he was buried in 916. Almost 150 graves found at...

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  • Panteleimon

    Skopje Things to Do

    Saint Pantelejmon, in the village of Gorno Nerezi, near Skopje. Built 1164 year. The church is beautiful and it is worth the visit. During certain hours of the day there is also a guide there who can explain a thing or two. Interestingly enough, they perform weddings and christenings there. The panoramic view of Skopje is gorgeous. There is also...

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  • biljana springs

    Ohrid Things to Do

    The Biljana Izvori (Biljana Springs) are one of the springs that feed Lake Ohrid. Many songs and legends are written about these springs. The water is very clean and drinkable, you will see many people filling up plastic bottles at the springs. At St Naum there are more springs that can be visited by boat or by land. The Biljana Springs

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  • Millenium Cross

    4 out of 5 stars

    Skopje Things to Do

    The Millennium Cross (Macedonian: Милениумски крст, read: Mileniumski krst) is famous touristic attraction and one of the symbol of City on Vardar river. This is a big monument - 66 meter-high cross situated on the top of the Vodno Mountain. It is considerate...

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  • views

    Ohrid Things to Do

    This stately building on top of the hill can be seen from many places in Ohrid. It is located to the right of Tsar Samoil's fortress and next to the church of Sveti Bogorodica Perivleptos. In the past we were told that it had some kind of administrative function. When we visited in 2012 after a renovation, it was written above the entrance that...

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  • Walking

    Skopje Things to Do

    It's quite nice to walk around the old town along the cobelstone pedestrian streets and seeing the Old Bazaar and have a coffee or some snaks and if you are fit walk also up to the Skopje Citadel end enjoy the view over the town and in clear weather also the distant mountains.

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  • frescoes & icons

    Ohrid Things to Do

    It is said that Macedonia has 992 churches with 150.000 sqm of frescoes and 23.000 icons. This Icon Gallery has about 30 icons on display, ranging from the 11th c. (1045) to the 19th century. I give you t

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  • Skopje Views

    Skopje Things to Do

    I’ll admit it, much of Skopje is not very pretty. In fact, most the area that was reconstructed by the Communists after the 1963 earthquake (south of the Vardar), is not at all appealing. However, once you get up quite high you can appreciate the other beauty of the city: its placement on a plain in what is otherwise a very mountainous and rugged...

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  • cyrill & metod

    Ohrid Things to Do

    The Statue of Saints Cyril and Methodius is dedicated to the two Thessaloniki born brothers. They were missionairies of Christianity and invented the Glagolitic alphabet in the 9th century. The Cyrillic script, which is widely used in Macedonia, was named after Saint Cyril. In the vicinity of the statue stands also the Statue of Saint Clement,...

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  • Mustapha Pasha Mosque - Jamija

    Skopje Things to Do

    The Mustafa Pasha Mosque in Skopje is on Samoilova close to the main entrance of the Kale Fortress. The mosque was built in 1492 and is most ornately decorated of all the mosques in Skopje. Unfortunately, when we visited Skopje in 2007, and in May 2008, the mosque was closed due to restorations. Currently (2011) the mosque is open again.

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  • Clock Tower - Saat Kula

    Skopje Things to Do

    The Clock Tower (or Saat Kula) was built in the 16th century (1566) and originally the top was made of wood. Its clock came from Hungary. The original structure was burnt in 1689 when the Austrian general Piccolomini set Skopje on fire during his retreat. The present Clock Tower dates from 1904. It has 8 sides of 3 m long and is vertically...

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  • Kursumli An

    Skopje Things to Do

    The Kursumli An is one of the three old trading inns of Skopje. The other two old trading inns are the Suli An (which now houses the Museum of the Old Skopje Bazaar) and the Kapan An, now home to various restaurants. The Kursumli An dates back to the 15th or 16th century, when it was a trading inn that had stables for up to 100 horses and 60...

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  • Macedonia Square

    Skopje Things to Do

    The big square in front of the Stone Bridge over the river Vardar (in the back of the picture) is called Makedonija Square. To the right of the square on the picture you will find the place where the house of Mother Teresa used to be, and the Trgovski Shopping Centre (called GTC by the Macedonians). If you cross the Stone Bridge, you en

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  • Aqueduct

    Skopje Things to Do

    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....

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  • Kapan An

    Skopje Things to Do

    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

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  • Statue of Goce Delcev

    Skopje Things to Do

    A monument dedicated to the mother of Goce Delcev. Goce Delcev was one of the most prominent leaders of the Macedonian National Liberation Movement at the beginning of the 20th century. He was born in 1872 and was a teacher in Novo Selo in the Stip region. Delcev believed that Macedonia could be liberated from the Ottoman rule on its own. He...

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  • Earthquake Memorial Statue

    Skopje Things to Do

    Opposite to the City Museum of Skopje is a statue to commemorate the devastating earthquake of July 26 1963, that killed over 1000 people and made more than 100,000 people homeless.

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  • Bitola - “the City of Consuls”

    Bitola is one of the oldest cities on the territory in the Republic of Macedonia. It was founded as Heraclea Lyncestis in the middle of the 4th century BC by Philip II of Macedon. During the Ottoman rule the city together with Salonica were the two reigning cities of Ottoman Rumelia.Things to visit:Archaeological Site - Heraclea LyncestisCity...

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  • the Villages of Macie

    A relatively large part of Macedonia is in fact, rural... And lately, people in a lot of Macedonian villages have started to actually apply the idea of rural tourism. Since Macedonia is not exactly a huge territory, a road trip may be the best way to see the country, and the countryside. It is worth it, since there are fabulous places and people...

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  • monasteries and old churches

    Might sound a bit strange at first, coming from a hardcore non-religious person, but the monasteries and old churches in Macedonia are worth visiting. If for any reason you'd like to spend a couple of days in tranquility, admiring the nature and the peacefulness, then they are a good choice. The narrative immediately takes us - yet again - to...

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  • House of Robevci - the disappearing...

    Given the recent nightmare which is happening in Skopje and transforming the city into a tacky-beyond-any-imagination, "neo-baroque" (non-existing style and an insult to the baroque) over-the-topness, architectural pieces worth mentioning have become more important to me.Ohrid still harbors some of the typical old Macedonian houses architecture....

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  • more about Bitola

    I realize I've put down info about Ohrid. Let's move on other places as well. Like Bitola for example. This Macedonian location has a lot of history, especially when it comes to 'diplomacy'! :-)It is a cozy town, has nice cafes and restaurants, VERY nice people and also... when going to the west of the town you reach the mountain BABA and the...

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  • Ohrid info... again

    During the summer, there are many cultural events taking place in Ohrid - concerts in the church Saint Sofia, for example, or concerts in the Ancient amphitheater, performances, plays, etc., all part of the so-called OHRIDSKO LETO (Ohrid summer - http://www.ohridskoleto.com.mk/). This festival is becoming a more renowned and a more visited event...

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  • Top... ten list?

    1. Take the mountain road from Bitola to Ohrid, and from that special spot on Galichica enjoy the view of the Ohrid and the Prespa lake...2. Try, at least once: burek, homemade brandy (domashna rakija) even though it'll burn your throat and chest, tavche gravche (baked beans), gyozleme, ajvar and white cheese, preferably from Berovo.3. Have a drink...

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  • Popova Kula Winery in

    Popova Kula Winery is one of the newest micro wineries dotted around Tikvesh region in Macedonia.in the town of Demir Kapija (Iron Gate)Macedonia is small country and our wineries are not huge spravling estates like in France, Italy, New Zeland or Australia.. They are smal and they are good!Popova Kula is an such winery, which also try to preserve...

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  • Memorial house of Mother...

    Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Albanian: Nënë Tereza) as she is known to the Catholic Church, or Mother Teresa as she is commonly known, was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (pronounced [aɡˈnɛs ˈɡɔndʒa bɔjaˈdʒiu]). Although born on 26 August 1910 in Skopje,Macedonia, she considered 27 August, the day...

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