In 1963, a powerful earthquake has stroke Skopje and much of the historical and cultural sites have been destroyed. Thanks to efforts of local residents a number of cultural monuments were restored, while many unique historical buildings were lost without a trace. The basis of the urban landscape is represented by modern high-rise buildings. The stone bridge across the Vadar River connects the historic city with the new district.
It was built by Turks in the 15th century and has miraculously survived to the present day. The stone bridge is one of the major city attractions. Near the bridge there is a complex of ancient baths, Daut Pasha. According to historical data, its construction was completed in 1466; it has long remained the most large-scale building of this kind in the Balkans.
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