Sightseeing

Sightseeing
Unlike many other Balkan capitals such as Belgrade, Sofia and Zagreb, which only grew to importance in the 19th century, Skopje is an ancient city, dating back some two thousand years. It’s seen plenty of action over the millennia, including earthquakes, fires, floods and wars, and as a result has a reputation among travellers for being grey and dull. This is unfair, as there is a great deal to see in Skopje, if you’re willing to poke around between the concrete. Most of Skopje's sights are in and around the Stara Carsija, the Old Town, which is the dense network of alleys below the Kale fortress. Across the Stone Bridge lies the modern centre, with its concentration of restaurants, bars and hotels.

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