Skopje: the Modern Capital of North Macedonia

Skopje: the Modern Capital of North Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia (B)

Skopje is without a doubt one of the most peculiar cities in the Balkan region. With a history that dates back to the ancient times, the capital of North Macedonia is a diverse and modern European city, where different ethnic, religious and national groups cohabit in harmony.

Since the project Skopje 2014, which re-built the entire city to give it a more classical appeal, Skopje has become one of the most attractive European capitals. See what to expect from a visit to this unknown yet exciting destination of wonderful food and peoples, beautiful neo-classical buildings and statues… statues everywhere!

North Macedonia is bordered by 5 different countries, so reaching Skopje couldn’t be any easier, either by land or plane.

I arrived in Skopje by bus from Thessaloniki. If you’re visiting from Greece, there is a single bus from the company Simeonidis tours leaving at 8 am from Thessaloniki bus station. It arrives in Skopje at around 8:30 am, the journey takes 4h 30m and has a cost of €40 return. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: Skopje: the Modern Capital of North Macedonia
Guide Location: Macedonia » Skopje
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Porta Macedonia
  • Macedonia Square
  • equestrian statue of Alexander the Great
  • Memorial House of Mother Teresa
  • Bridge of Civilisations
  • Archaeological Museum of Macedonia
  • Olympias Monument
  • statue of Phillip II
  • old bazaar
  • Skopje Fortress
  • Stone Bridge
  • Museum of Macedonian Struggle
  • Skopje Arch Residence
  • Elsa Hotel
  • Olivia

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