Best places to visit while on a short trip in Skopje are quite near and can be very eventful. To start off, the nearest from the hotel is the main square which consists of the monumental and symbolic Stone Bridge. The Stone Bridge goes across the Vardar River and connects the Macedonian Square, in the center of Skopje, to the Old Bazaar.
When in the city center feel free to visit the city’s museums such as: The National Archeology & Ethnology Museum, The Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, The Holocaust Memorial, and The Cultural Museum of The City of Skopje. If you want to experience the traditional part of Skopje then you should definitely visit the Old Bazaar where you can find a couple of antique shops and small cafés while walking on the ‘Kaldrma’ roads or as they are knows to foreigners ‘Sampietrini’ and visiting the historical landmarks such as: Church of the Ascension of Jesus, Daut Pasha Hamam, Bezisten, Suli An, Kursumli An, Kapan Han, St. Demetrius Church, and the biggest landmark of all, The Skopje Kale.
If you have more time to visit additional places worth seeing then the Skopje Aquaduct would be just the place, a historical monument which symbolizes the age of the land and what the ancient civilizations left behind. However, from all of these the best place for sightseeing and experiencing the city from above is the Millenium Cross which is located in the Vodno mountain and is visible every time of the day making it the ultimate symbol of Skopje.
Author: Rinisa Redzepi