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Skopje City Guide
Macedonia's capital, Skopje, is the only major stream of the country on two banks of the Vardar River. On one side Albanians and Muslims are on the other side and the city where the Orthodox Christians lives is also a historical Ottoman settlement. After Macedonians in the city, Albanians are the second and Turks are the third ethnic group. The Macedonians call Skopje Skopje.
Places to visit
Skopje is not only a historical city, but also the country's largest settlement. These two conditions affect the architecture in two ways, traditional and modern, and the fact that it was connected to the former Soviet Union reflects the architectural concept of this system.
Skopje Old Bazaar is also called the Turkish Bazaar. For this reason, most of the trades here are Turkish and the Turkish language is mainly spoken in the bazaar. The bazaar reminds me quite a lot of similarities in Anatolia. Indicating that you are Turkish is a very important key for enjoyable conversation and shopping.
Among the historical buildings to be seen in the bazaar are Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Kurşunlu Han, Sulu Han and Davut Paşa Baths as examples of Ottoman architectural tradition. Here you can also find examples of old Turkish houses.
The stone bridge was built in the 15th century. The 13-eyed bridge, a unique architectural structure built during the reign of Sultan Murad I, was one of the few surviving structures in Skopje, with 80 percent of the bridge devastated completely in 1963
The ruins of Skopje, which had been in ruins a few years ago, have returned to the old days with the restoration. The magnificent park is also interesting. It is possible to enjoy an insatiable sight of Skopje from the inside.
Although the city's old railway station is partly demolished, it is now considered a National Museum. Here you can find historical and cultural clues about Skopje and Macedonia.
The newest church in town Clementin Cathedral is right next to the Vardar River. You can visit the Clock Tower in Skopje with him, you can see the monastery of Sveti Spas, you can visit Khanjar, Yahya Pasha, Murat Pasha camels and visit the Double Hammam.
If you want to see Macedonia's other values when you arrive in Skopje, you need to see some travel. If you set aside a few hours, you can reach the city of Tetova, where the Turkish population lives mostly. The Turks know this place as Tetlands. Ohrid (Ohri) city and the lake, which is one of Macedonian's favorite places and they want to boast about, is about 150 kilometers away. The deepest lake in Europe resembles a sea of Ohrid; There are around 365 churches around.
Culture and Entertainment
The city Macedonian embodies Albanian and Turkish culture in its best form. While the Christian section resembles a modern and sophisticated European city, Muslim living spaces are more modest and traditional. Christians and Muslims live together in a very respectful way. Nevertheless, it is a fact that Christians have stood on top of a huge cross that can be seen at every corner of the city.
Yahya Kemal Beyatlı from our famous poets is born in Skopje. The poet defines the city as "the grave of the saint" of "the conqueror of Fatih." It is believed that there are many marriages in the region and this is the surplus of species found in the region.
There are plenty of parks around the Vardar River dividing the city into two. Üskküpler performs hiking and sports in these areas. Particularly Macedonian people are living in the center of entertainment with department heads and night clubs.
Pristina City Guide
In addition to being the capital of Kosovo, Pristina is both the largest city and the political, cultural and economic center. The city, which dates back to the Middle Ages, was under Ottoman rule in 1459. At the end of the 19th century, it was linked to the Kosovo province. After the Balkan War, Pristina, again under Serbian rule, remained under the control of Almaya and Italy in World War II. The city, which was then included in the territory of Yugoslavia, lived under the control of the United Nations from 1999 to 2008. With Kosovo declaring its independence on February 17, 2008, Pristina became the capital. Today the capital of the youngest country in Europe is in the process of rapid development in Pristina. The only airports, universities and industrial enterprises in the country where civilian flights are made are in this city. Most of the people are Albanians. Besides this, Turkish, Bosniak, Serbian and Romanian groups live.
Places to visit
Many of the historic buildings in Pristina have been destroyed during wars. The city was especially modernized during the Yugoslavia period. The city, which was destroyed again in the last Kosovo war, still has historical buildings that can be seen.
Lap Mosque: The mosque outside the city was built in 1470. He suffered a great deal of damage in an outbreak of 1999. Today, the construction of new structures damages the mosque's surroundings.
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Mosque: Built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1460 after the conquest of the Balkans, the mosque is located in the old city center. The mosque, one of the oldest structures in the city, is renowned for its paintings from the 18th century.
Büyük Hamam: The bath located on the north-west of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Mosque is dated to the end of the 15th century. The area between the mosque and the bathhouse was the meeting point of the Prishtins in the spring and summer months. The hamam is in ruins now.
Yaşar Pasha Mosque: It was built by Yaşar Mehmet Pasha in 1834. Today, worship is still open.
Ulpiana Ancient City: It is an old Roman city, 10 kilometers southeast of Pristina. The establishment of the city by the name of Ulpiana in the region where the settlement dates from the 8th century BC occurs during the reign of King Hadrian, who ruled between 117-138 AD. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 518 and is rebuilt by King Justinian I. Excavations in the past half a century have found basilica, city walls, tombs, ceramic sculptures and mosaics.
Gračanica Monastery: one of the most magnificent examples of Serbian-Orthodox architecture. Ulpiana is in the village of Lipljan where the ancient city is also located. Completed in the 14th century, the monastery is decorated with very rich frescoes. The monastery is considered one of the most beautiful examples of late Byzantine architecture.
Clock Tower (Sahhat Kulla): Built in the 19th century, the kulankin was built in 1764 in Moldova. But this bell was stolen in 2001.
Gadime Marble Cave: 20 km from Piriştine. the Gadime Marble Cave in the distance is also a tourist attraction that must be visited. The cave, which was 276 meters long, was discovered in 1969 and opened in 1976. The formation of volcanic lavas and tuffs over the marbles in the cave is dated to the time when the Kosova Valley is shaped. The touristic part of the cave is 500 meters long and one tour is carried out every two hours.
Culture and Entertainment
The most important building in the city's cultural life is the Kosovo Museum, an example of Ottoman architecture. It was also the center of the Yugoslav National Military League. There are many archeological and ethnological works in the museum. The Emincik Ethnographic Park in the old city center is one of the most spectacular examples of traditional Kosovo architecture. The building, which consists of three main buildings and two courtyards, displays works and animations about the traditional life of Kosovo. Apart from these, the very rich library of the University of Piriştine also holds an important cultural treasure. Almost half of the population is under 25 years of age, so the city has a very energetic life. Entertainment, especially in spring and summer, is open in the open spaces. People usually meet and have fun in street cafes and outdoor parks. The venues near the university are preferred for live music and indoor fun.
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Accommodation in double rooms
- Guidance during the trip
- Gruba special vehicle
- Boat trip (Weather conditions available for groups of 15 people)
- Open buffet breakfast
- Lunch and Dinner
- Expert guidance service
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
- Personal expenses
- Hotel extras (food and drinks in the rooms and in the lobby)
- Single rooms (Single room only)
- Foreign exit
- Museum Entrance
- Flight ticket
- The tour guide has the right to make changes to the program.
- The program fee is valid for 1 week.
- The whole program fee is collected before the tour.
- 0 - 6 years free (without bed), 40 - € less than 06 - 12 year tour fee.
- Proposals that are approved and not communicated to us will not be considered.
- Our tour prices are valid for 10 people and over groups.
- If there is a change in flight times, please let us know.
- The number of days and places to visit in our package program can be increased according to the student.
- The validity date of your passport should not be less than 6 months.
- Visa: Entry into Macedonia does not require a visa. But it is also difficult to enter without invitation.
It is necessary to mail the name and surname and passport numbers of the people who will be coming in at least one week before the date of the tour.
Your invitation to enter Macedonia will be sent to the mail address you prepared.
* This trip is orginized by one of our partners.