Čifte Amam (National Gallery of Macedonia)
The Čifte Amam is a beautiful old Turkish bathhouse, now sometimes used as a temporary exhibition space under the stewardship of the...
Sveti Spas Church
Partially submerged 2m underground (the Ottomans banned churches from being taller than mosques), this church dates from the 14th...
Museum of Macedonia
Looking like an abandoned Yugoslav factory, it's hard to imagine a less inspiring building in which to house the national museum. The...
Established by an American expat baker, this quiet little coffee-and-cake spot has a cute terrace tucked up a steep cobbled street in...
Skopje's Čaršija is still home to a couple of ans – ancient Ottoman inns, similar to desert caravanserai – and the Kapan An houses...
Čaršija is the hillside Turkish old town of Skopje and evokes the city's Ottoman past with its winding lanes filled with teahouses, mosques, craftsmen's stores, and even good nightlife. It also boasts Skopje's best historic structures and a handful of museums, and is the first place any visitor should head. Čaršija runs from the Stone Bridge to the Bit Pazar, a big vegetable and household goods market. Expect to get pleasantly lost in its maze of narrow streets.