Why Visit Skopje at Least Once in Your Lifetime

Why Visit Skopje at Least Once in Your Lifetime
Truth: Macedonia is one of the most beautiful countries in the Balkans. But Skopje, the capital is the magnet that draws curious tourists looking for something unique. From the numerous statues to the giant cross that overlooks the city from Mt Vodno and the old town streets that hide some very interesting secrets – Skopje provides that unmistakable flavour that is at once extraordinary and real.

It might interest you to know that the entire city was flattened out following the 1963 earthquake and plenty of money has gone into building it back again. Skopje 2014, a campaign launched in the year 2009  to revamp the city’s identity created something quite unique (construction is still on) – the current Skopje with its numerous high-rises and a whole lot of statues.

The first thing that strike you are the statues. Not the Kale Fortress or the House of Mother Theresa, but the statues. They are everywhere, with the highest concentration around the City Square.

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Guide Name: Why Visit Skopje at Least Once in Your Lifetime
Guide Location: Macedonia » Skopje
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Alexander the Great   Old Bazaar   Mother Teresa Memorial House   Millennium Cross  
Author: Anjaly Thomas
Read it on author's website: http://travelwithanjaly.com/visitingskopje/