Welcome to Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, the City that lies in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroad of important communications, a city with a 2000 years old tradition.
I invite you to take a walk along the beautiful quay of the Macedonian river “Vardar”, to stroll the narrow streets in the Old Bazaar which is the biggest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today, to climb up the Upper Town in order to feel the spirit of the 1500 years old fortress and to enjoy the panorama of Skopje, to go to St. Pantelejmon and see the fresco ”Lamentation of Christ”,with the first signs of the Renaissance. I also invite you to visit the Islamic monuments Sultan Murat’s-Hjunkar Mosque, the Daut Pasha’s bath, and feel the treasures of Skopje.
Skopje is internationally famous for being the birthplace of Mother Teresa, and she would be proud of the helpful, hospitable attitude that Skopje locals demonstrate towards visitors. Despite the recent trouble in the Balkans, Skopje has blossomed into a thriving, stimulating city to explore, defining itself as an exciting tourist destination.
After the exciting day in Skopje, enjoy the tasteful Macedonian cuisine and delicious Macedonian wines.
I am convinced that during the time of your stay in Skopje, you will feel the hospitality of its citizens everywhere and all the time.
I do believe that the visit to our city will stay in your memory for a long time as an unforgettable experience. From now on it is your city also because the pleasant moments here will stay in your memory forever.
Have a pleasant stay!
MAYOR OF THE CITY OF SKOPJE