Visit Skopje: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Skopje

Stone Bridge
No trip to Skopje would be complete without a visit to this ancient structure. Connecting Macedonia Square with the Old Bazaar, the Stone Bridge stands as an enduring symbol of Skopje’s colourful history. Each conquering culture to rule this region has left its mark on the bridge – from Roman foundations to rebuilding by Ottomans, Bulgarians and Serbs.
Archaeological Museum of Macedonia
Open since 2014, this modern museum celebrates Macedonian culture and history. Its 6000-strong collection of ancient artifacts stretches from Stone Age remains and Roman statues to medieval coins and jewellery. There’s a packed agenda of activities on offer, including historical tours of Skopje and expert-led excursions to nearby archaeological sites.
Old Town Skopje
To cross the 15th-century Stone Bridge in Skopje is to step back into the city’s past. Here, the modern open space of Macedonia Square gives way to the narrow, cobblestone streets of Čaršija, the Ottoman-era Old Town. There’s no doubting the distinct Turkish flavour remains today, with teahouses, a mosque and the preserved bazaar marketplace taking centre stage.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

6
Review score
We stayed in Skopje to rest for a night on our way to Greece. The city centre looked pretty but the rest of the city looked in bad condition. It's very difficult to find parking in the central area, so plan ahead if you are with a car.
Arijana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
June 7, 2017
10
Exceptional
Beautiful city.. People so friendly.. Not expensive at all.. Great choice of foods.. Great small bars/restaurants with everyone enjoying either traditional music or some great small bars with djs playing some great music..
Paul
Ireland
June 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
Skopje is a beautiful city and I recommend it to everyone. There is so many things to see around the city from museums,churches the old bazzar and the famous stone bridge and fortress Kale.Places not to miss are Matka and the Millenium Cross.
Gorjan
Macedonia
June 14, 2017
8
Very Good
Plenty of relatively inexpensive places to eat and a number of interesting sites around the town. I was only here for two nights and could have easily spent twice that as I felt that I did not see all that was available.
Duncan
United Kingdom
June 13, 2017
8
Very Good
Dobar Mallo area is like food court. From Unique and traditional Food to just fast Food I found a lot of variety to enjoy. Historical and ancient city with a rich Culture. Worth to visit.
Ali
Germany
June 13, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Skopje

Ibis Skopje City Center

8.5 Very Good

Score from 913 reviews

$51

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Solun Hotel & SPA

8.9 Excellent

Score from 576 reviews

$62

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Stone Bridge Hotel

8.2 Very Good

Score from 364 reviews

$63

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City Park Hotel

9.4 Wonderful

Score from 218 reviews

$55

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Opera House Hotel

8.4 Very Good

Score from 958 reviews

$35

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Hotel Super 8

8.8 Excellent

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$32

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Hotel De KOKA

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,153 reviews

$32

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Hotel Centar

8.9 Excellent

Score from 375 reviews

$47

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Hotel Vlaho

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 707 reviews

$38

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I would really recommend to take up a "free tour" with a local guide, as the city has many monuments but the richness and of its culture and history is not immediately obvious to the visitor

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Skopje for food?

Food is very fresh, very tasty and cheap. Restaurants are very good, and they represent best of Balkan cuisine.

the city is very small so one don't need to have a master plan for wandering around

Enjoy warm weather, don't forget sunscreen if you go to the fortress

streets, mosques, turkish type tea houses,general atmosphere

malls, shopping, restaurants and well paved sidewalks

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why are the monuments in Skopje noteworthy?

Alexander the great, kings, rulers, poets and writers

To eat real "pleskavitsa"

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