Skopie Sights and Landmarks Guide, Macedonia
Skopje Sights – General Presentation
Skopje is the capital of the country of Macedonia, being its political, cultural, economic and academic center. The city is crossed by the river Vardar and is situated on the Balkan route than goes from Belgrade to Athens. That is why the Macedonian people consider Skopje as the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, being a crossroad of the world, connecting the traditional with the modern.
Skopje Sights – Places to Visit
Skopje Sights will most certainly impress you with its amazing traces of a glorious past combined in the most harmonious way with the modern aspect of the city. Once you get there, you cannot possibly miss the unique fortress promenade, from where you can have a spectacular view of the town, especially at night. Skopje Fortress- Kale is said to have been in that place since the 6th century AD, its walls having been built with rocks from the antique town of Skupi, destroyed by the earthquake.
Another proof of the remarkable history of this amazing town that will allure you is represented by the symbol of the city: the Stone Bridge. It connects the two banks of the river that crosses Skopje, River Vardar, connecting thus the old city with the new and modern part. Skopje Aqueduct is also of high interest for the numerous tourists interested in this unique Macedonian city. The old aqueduct represented a means by which the town was supplied with water from Mount Skopska. Archaeologists have stated that it used to have 2000 arches, out of which only 50 were preserved with the passage of time.
Other places that are worth visiting in Skopje are: Church of Sveti Spas, Čifte Amam, City Art Gallery, City Museum, Memorial Room, Museum of Macedonia, National Gallery, Sveti Kliment Ohridski etc.
Skopje Sights – Events and Festivals
If you are lucky enough to visit this amazing city in the month of March, then you cannot possibly miss Skopje Film Festivals. It is now that you will fully understand the culture of these people, as the films that they are playing are Macedonian, usually presenting local issues. It is also a great opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and enjoy every aspect of this cultural event. Also related to the area of cinema, Skopje is the host of Cinedays European Film Festival, which is being held in November. One month after, you can enjoy the popular Skopje Jazz Festival, where, in a relaxing atmosphere, you can have the time of your life.
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