Attractions

Top Choice Area in Skopje

Čaršija

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 …
Top Choice Museum in Skopje

Archaeological Museum of Macedonia

All gleaming and shiny new, this supersized pile of Italianate-styled marble has been a giant receptacle for Skopje's recent splurge on government-led monuments to boost national pride. Inside, there are three floor…
Top Choice Fortress in Skopje

Tvrdina Kale Fortress

Dominating the skyline of Skopje, this Game of Thrones–worthy 6th-century AD Byzantine (and later, Ottoman) fortress is an easy walk up from the Čaršija and its ramparts offer great views over the city and river. In…
Gallery in Skopje

National Gallery of Macedonia

The Daut Paša Amam (1473) were once the largest Turkish baths outside of Istanbul and they make a magical setting for the permanent collection of Skopje's national art gallery, just by the entrance to the Čaršija (O…
Square in Skopje

Ploštad Makedonija

This gigantic square is the centre piece to Skopje's audacious nation-building-through-architecture project and has massive statues dedicated to national heroes in it, as well as an incongruous Triumphal Arch in the…
Museum in Skopje

Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Statehood & Independence

Part history museum, part national propaganda machine, this is a formidable memorial to Macedonia's historic occupation, land struggles and revolutionary heroes. The museum is dark, literally (the walls are black an…
Museum in Skopje

Memorial House of Mother Teresa

This extraordinary retro-futuristic memorial is the most unique church you'll see in Macedonia. Inside the building there's a small first-floor museum displaying memorabilia relating to the famed Catholic nun of Cal…
Church in Skopje

Sveti Spas Church

Partially submerged 2m underground (the Ottomans banned churches from being taller than mosques), this church dates from the 14th century and is the most historically important in Skopje. Its sunken design means it …
Museum in Skopje

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 aura of neglect continues inside, where solid historical and ethnological display…
Museum in Skopje

Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia

The mirrored-glass entrance is bizarrely unwelcoming, but once inside this is a moving museum with fascinating displays that commemorate the all-but-lost Sephardic Jewish culture of Macedonia through a range of phot…