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Macedonia sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

The country of rich history that has kept many antique and medieval sights, Macedonia is famous not only as an international centre of history and culture, but also as a popular destination for mountain tourism and active rest. The most popular landmarks are located in the capital of the country, the city of Skopje. The centre of the city is the location of the beautiful Kale Fortress that was built in the 11th century. The square, which surrounds the fortress, is also the largest market area in the city. Daud Pasha Baths are another interesting destination in Skopje. Originally built by Turks, the baths have been converted into a picture gallery.
There are several important religious landmarks in the city, such as Sveti Spas Church, Mustafa Pasha and Sultan Murat Mosque. The old part of Skopje also has such interesting places as the Museum of Macedonia, the Museum of Modern Art and the National Theatre of Macedonia. The majority of cultural facilities are located in the newer part of Skopje. Here travellers will find several exhibition galleries, theatres and museums. Such places as the City Museum, the Historic Archive of Skopje, the National Museum of History, the Museum of Natural Science of Macedonia, the Culture Gallery and the building of Academy are also known as the most interesting cultural and educational facilities of the city.
The most unusual landmark of the antique period in Macedonia is located in Bitola. We are talking about the ruins of the ancient city named Heraclea Lyncestis that was founded by order of Philip II of Macedon in the 4th century BC. Several squares, ruins of houses and a large forum are the only remaining buildings from once a magnificent city. Fans of nature are recommended to make an excursion to Doiran Lake, visit canyons of the Treska and Matka rivers and see mineral springs in Debar. These are the most beautiful places of Macedonia, where travellers will be able to see spectacular waterfalls, amazing caves and charming valleys. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The piedmont region of the country is home to several old monasteries that were named after St. Andrew, St. Jovan Bigorski, St. Nikola Shishovski and St. Geoge’s Church. All the buildings were constructed in the 12th – 15th centuries and keep many precious religious artefacts, collections of icons and furniture. Finally, travellers, who enjoy attending various excursions, are recommended to visit the city of Ohrid. It is located on the shore of a beautiful lake and was founded by ancient Romans. Nowadays Ohrid attracts numerous visitors who come to see its main landmarks – Samuel Fortress, Sveti Sofia Basilica and Sveti Jovan Kaneo Church. A visit to these wonderful historic buildings will surely leave many warm memories.
Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks in Macedonia
♥   National Park 'Galichica' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Pelister' . On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Remaining castles and fortresses of Macedonia
♥   Castle 'Tetovo Fortress' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Treskavec Fortress' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Varoš Fortress' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Vinica Fortress' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Vodno Fortress' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Macedonia from our review series

Christian Basilica of Lin

From the series “ Survived artifacts of early Christian civilization”
The center of attraction for Christian pilgrims in Albania is an ancient town of Pogradec that is famous for its religious sites. In this town you can see the ruins of the ancient Christian basilica, which were discovered during a recent archaeological research. Fragments of ancient buildings are in the national park Drilon. Age of the basilica is more than 1 500 years.

In total, about 10 old Christian basilicas were found in Albania. They were built in 4-5 centuries AD. All of them have their own unique history. A curious story is related to the Christian basilica, located in Pogradec. There are several groundwater springs next to it.

According to legend, the water there can heal. Hundreds of years ago, parishioners used it to treat severe ailments. Today visitors of the national park … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Macedonia

Skopje
It is believed that Skopje was founded in 518 by the order of Emperor Justinian I. However, the settlements on the territory of the modern city have existed before this, but the majority of those buildings were destroyed by the strong earthquake. The beginning of the city’s official history starts once it has been rebuilt by the order of the Byzantine ruler. The disaster, which had killed thousands of lives in 518, was not the last tragedy in the history of the city. Skopje has survived after … Read more

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