5 Reasons to Visit Skopje, Macedonia

5 Reasons to Visit Skopje, Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia (B)

The city of Skopje may just be my favourite capital that I’ve visited in the Balkans. As my last stop in Macedonia it was a pretty great way to cap off my enlightening and eventful visit. Expecting to find a city somewhat in keeping with other capitals in the Balkans, Skopje turned out to be very much its own city. During my time there, I found a city with plenty to offer visitors, both for newcomers to the country and those who have explored elsewhere in Macedonia. Below are just some of the reasons Skopje fascinated me and why people should choose to visit there. 

One of the more fascinating things I noticed about Skopje was all the construction and new buildings about, mostly by the riverfront. What is so intriguing about this is the choice that the city has made in its selected style of architecture. They’ve seemingly chosen to go with Neoclassical architecture which was popular back in the 18th and 19th centuries. Some people have criticised this as a bit tacky but I actually think it’s wonderful as you can see they’ve tried to put a modern take on it. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Reasons to Visit Skopje, Macedonia
Guide Location: Macedonia » Skopje
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.travelsewhere.net/skopje/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kale Fortress
  • Old Bazaar
  • Stone Bridge
  • Macedonia Square
  • monument of Alexander the Great
  • mother and child fountain

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