SKOPJE (Скопје)

It was our second time in the capital of North Macedonia. We tasted some local specialties in the excellent eating and drinking scene in Debar Maalo, a lovely tree-lined neighborhood. And after a busy day around Old Bazaar, we have experienced the local way of clubbing. The city has great parking just a stone away from major monuments. Skopje has plenty of charm. Its Ottoman- and Byzantine-era sights are focused around the city’s delightful Čaršija. The 15th-century Stone Bridge connects the Ottoman Old Bazaar (Čaršija) on the Vardar River‘s north bank with Macedonia Square and a statue of Alexander the Great to the south. The Skopje Fortress, or Kale, overlooking the river, has defended the city for centuries. For most of its existence, Skopje has been a modest Balkan city known for its rich local life, but the last decade has seen its center transformed into a bizarre set design – towering warrior statues, gleaming, enormous neoclassical buildings, marble-clad museums, hypnotic megafountains, and plenty of lions. This is the result of a controversial, nationalistic project called ‘Skopje 2014’ implemented by ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

Our second trip photos – June 06, 2022

Our first trip photos – August 18, 2018

Parking location – Skopje: 41.9929879N 21.4361406E  (🚻 – Kuća 10:00-24:00)