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SKOPJE WALKING TOUR – Half day
This walking tour is the best way to explore the city center, the main square and the Old Skopje bazaar
09:00 Tour starts from meeting point near the “Porta Macedonia”, which is entrance on the main square of Skopje. There you will receive a wide explanation for each monument and sculpture, starting from central point of the square, illuminated by night, with fountain and the monument “Warrior on horse”. Around this central point of the square, you will find a lot of monuments connected with Macedonian history, like the statue of Tzar Samuil, than the Roman Emperor Justinian, who was born in Skopje, statues of two leaders of Macedonian liberation struggle from the beginning of 20th century, Goce Delchev and Dame Gruev. Walking in the main pedestrian street in Skopje and visit of the memorial house of Mother Teresa and the place where her house use to be at the beginning of 20th Century.
Crossing the river Vardar walking on the Stone Bridge will bring you to the opposite square. Just before the end of the bridge, on both sides you can see sculptures of Holly brothers Cyril and Metody, from one side, and sculptures of St Clement and St Naum on the other side.
Tour continue to the Old part of the city and Old Skopje bazaar. Walking in narrow streets of this unique bazaar. Visit to the most famous church in Skopje – St Spas with its wood carved iconoclastic.
12:00 End of the tour at Skopje Old Bazaar.
Possible private visits after tour – we highly recommend Ethnological museum, the biggest of that kind in Macedonia, with its rich collection of folk costumes and items of the daily life in the past. Also visit to the recently opened Archaeological museum, Museum of Macedonian Struggle (supplement for entrance fees apply
Skopje is not only a city with centuries-long history and traditional values but also the capital of Macedonia as well. It covers an area of 225 km2 and its position makes it an important crossroads of south-eastern Europe. It is situated in the Skopje valley, on the banks of the Vardar, the biggest Macedonian river, at the height of about 245 meters above sea level. The average temperature is 13.5° C.
The city’s origin can be traced back to the ancient city of Skupi, located 7 km northwest from today’s town. It was and it is settled on the roads that united Western and Eastern civilization, on the roads trodden by conquerors, believers, merchants… Because of its geographical position at important crossroads, Skupi assumed a special role in the Roman Empire. Christianization spread to Skupi very early – it had an organized church since the time of Constantine I. Till the end of 13th century, Skopje was a part of different kingdoms and empires. In 1392 Skopje became a part of big Ottoman empire and as a crossroad of important Balkan routes connecting Europe and Asia, the city became increasingly important to the Turks as a base for their further conquests. Ottoman rule has left many signs and monuments in Skopje. Today Skopje is the biggest cultural, economic and trade center in Macedonia.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 25 EUR
Departure dates – every day, all year around
Booking deadline: 24 hours before departure
We guarantee that this tour will depart as scheduled even with only one person booked.
– English speaking local professional tourist guide for 3 hours;
– Visits inside: the Church of St Spas, Mother Teresa memorial house including entrance fees;
– “Visit Macedonia” organization, maps and brochures
Possible private visits after the tour:
Inside visits of Museum of Macedonia (Ethnology and History) Museum of Macedonian Struggle, New Archaeological museum – entrance fees and surcharges for the guide apply