Veles Sights and Landmarks Guide, Macedonia
A city of cultural jewels, Veles is located deep in the heart of the Republic of Macedonia. Many visitors of this city are welcomed by its rich history reflected in its many attractions. Apart from history, Veles Sights also offer tourists a taste of its culture and lifestyle. When travelling to Macedonia, people will certainly not overlook this wonderful city.
Veles Sights – Architectural Landmarks
The city’s buildings and houses display notable and exquisite architecture. Apart from the architecture, these landmarks also present the city’s history and culture.
St. Martyr Pantelejmon. Deemed as one of the genuine gems in Balkan architecture, this church was designed by Andrea Damjanoy and was constructed in 1840. St. Martyr Pantelejmon, a multilateral basilica with vast dimensions with both Byzantine and Baroque elements, has a huge gallery located on its second floor. The church’s arches, domes, and vaults have stunning embroidery insertions and the wooden pillars are finished with stucco. At present, the church is acknowledged as the “Macedonian Scalla di Milan.”
Ancestral Homes. The Varnalii locality in Veles has several of the ancestral homes in the city. The house of the Paunovi family, which was built in 1868, has very striking interiors and exceptional architecture. The Trencovi house was also built in the late 19th century. The house's two floors are built of stone and one room located on the second floor has seven windows, all of which face the street. The Prnarovi house was also constructed in 1868 and is made up of 3 floors. Its balcony sits on a central location and apparently unites the rest of the rooms.
Veles Sights – Other Attractions
As what was mentioned, Veles has many tourist spots to offer visitors from all the parts of the globe. Some of these are memorials and imposing old structures. These Veles Sights tell stories about the city and its people.
City Clock Tower. Constructed during the early 16th century in the center of the city, this tower was once the Ottoman authorities’ observatory. When Veles was resurrected in the late 18th century, the tower was renovated into a city clock tower. Today, the tower serves as a time reminder for the residents of the city.
Memorial Costurnica. Located at the entrance of Veles, this daunting monument was constructed in 1979. It serves as a perpetual grave to the one hundred revolutionaries of Veles who have lost their lives in exchange for the liberation of the Macedonian citizens during World War II. The poppy flower shape of the monument was done by Ljubomir Denkovic and Savo Subotin. The interior contains a flowering tree, which symbolizes freedom, and a Peter Mazev mosaic of the Macedonian history.
Veles Sights – Stobi
One of the most significant archaeological and ancient cities in Macedonia is Stobi. It is found 33 kilometers from the city of Veles. The site was once a small town that became very important in commerce, administration, and culture. On this place, tourists will find the ruins of the once great city including the theater - constructed from the 2nd to the 3rd centuries - and baths.
While a traveler explores the beauty of Veles, one may extend the visit to places found near the city. Try to take a glimpse of the overflowing splendor of Kavala Sights as well as the captivating charm of Skopje Sights.
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