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Best things to do in Skopje

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Café
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“Here you can have everything from eating turkish pastries, sweets and drinking tea, walk across museums and old ans, have a lunch in one of the old restoraunts, buy jewlery antiquty stuff etc. in one of the many shops there, go to a bar for a drink or party in the clubs, visit the big "Bitpazar" bazar ...”
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Shopping Centre
“Big shopping mall, Ramstore supermarket, florist, exchange office and bank. Inside you can find Ikona - bookstore where you can purchase books on Macedonia, but also a number of foreign titles in the original language. Impressive food court above. Mix of Italian/Chinese clothing at very discounted prices and high end fashion at skyrocketed price can be found one next to each other here.”
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Market
“Easy Mountain climb, and you can see the chains of the mountains that surround Skopje. Its beautiful.. There is also a transport the the peak of the mountain”
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Bus Station
“The biggest park in Skopje. Lots of places where you can sit down and enjoy nature.”
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Historic Site
“ The Old Bazaar (Macedonian: Стара Чаршија, Stara Čaršija from the Turkish: Çarşı meaning marketplace, Albanian: Çarshia e Vjetër) in Skopje is the largest bazaar in the Balkans outside Istanbul. The Ottoman architecture is predominant in the Old Bazaar. Most of the buildings that once were used to host the travellers or as hamams for the political dignitaries were transformed into museums and galleries, which today are used with the main purpose to host art exhibitions, concerts and other cultural events. Nowadays, however, the place and its proximity are still home to several mosques, türbes, two churches and a clocktower, that together with the buildings of the Museums.”
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Restaurant
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“Great restaurant with nice wine selections and amazing food. Right in the city square, it's a good place to spend an evening.”
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Museum
“Perfect location from where you can take a view of the town and also the building is a beautiful architecture”
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Monument / Landmark
“you will have a great view of the city, you can also make a picnic or even camp at the top. its a good hiking route. the cable car does not work on monday!!”
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Zoo
“Renovated and with exotic additions like the giraffes, the Skopje Zoo offers tree shades, fresh squeezed juices and activities for kids in the centre of Skopje.”
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Bakery
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“The best bakery in Skopje, that works 24/7. Macedonian traditional pastry with a modern twist.”
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Establishment
“The main square in Skopje. Here you can everything you need, bars, restaurants and lots of shops. ”
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Museum
“Mother Teresa birthplace is Skopje, so this is a must see for those who respect her humanitarian work.”
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History Museum
“This museum offers guided tours on English and is in its way "Madam Tussauds" of Skopje due to its wax figure collection. ”
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Museum
“It is located in a former railway station that was partly destroyed in the 1963 earthquake.”
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Establishment
“The Skopje Fortress, commonly referred to as Kale Fortress, or simply Kale (from kale, the Turkish word for 'fortress'), is a historic fortress located in Skopje. It is situated on the highest point in the city overlooking the Vardar River. ”
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Historic Site
“The Skopje Fortress (Macedonian: Скопско Кале, transliterated Skopsko Kale), commonly referred to as Kale (from kale, the Turkish word for 'fortress'), is a historic fortress located in the old town of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. It is situated on the highest point in the city overlooking the Vardar River. The fortress is depicted on the coat of arms of Skopje, which in turn is incorporated in the city's flag.”
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