Skopje – A bridge to the old and the new

Skopje – A bridge to the old and the new

Have you ever seen Skopje? If not, you shouldn’t miss out on such a good travel opportunity! 

Let our guide lead the way: SEE and Hear Guide – Skopje

Standing on the banks of the Vardar River amid mountainous country, Skopje began as ancient Scupi, an Illyrian tribal centre. It became the capital of the district of Dardania (part of the Roman province of Moesia Superior) under the emperor Diocletian in the 4th century. In 518 it was totally destroyed by an earthquake. A brief Slav incursion occurred in the 7th century, and in the 9th and 10th centuries the town grew rapidly. Nowadays Skopje is an important transportation center, with rail and road connections and a modern airport. It has a university (1949) and an engineering school and is the site of the Macedonian Academy of Science and Art.

Throughout our visit to Skopjie, the team enjoyed the Old Bazaar, The Kale fortress and the millennium cross. We also got the chance to see the archeological museum and we learnt more about the importance of women during Neolithic times.  The Stone bridge was another indeed interesting sight since it not only has an iconic architecture, but also connects the older and more ancient part to the newer and modern part of North Macedonia’s capital city. 

Our project’s main objective is to inform tourists and locals on the known and not so well-known sights in Plovdiv, Edirne, Stara Zagora and Skopje. For Skopje, the participants created a guide of the most interesting sights which they believe represent the city the most. The guides not only distribute accurate and educational material, but they can also be used to help newcomers decide on which sightseeing they wish to visit when coming to the city.

The”See and Hear” project is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

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