Kale, Skopje

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#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Skopje
Set atop the highest point in the historic Old Town, Kale has endured war, neglect, and natural disasters over the centuries and today stands as one of the city's major sights. Hike your way via a small hill up to the fortress, originally constructed during the 6th century, and explore the grounds. Wander around the interior, surrounded by stone walls, watch towers, and sturdy gates, many of which have been restored since the destruction of the 1963 Skopje earthquake. Be sure to bring your camera to take advantage of the sweeping view from the top over the city, the river, and surrounding mountain scenery. With our international travel planner, Skopje attractions like Kale can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Overview of the city since the fortification and more easily accessible from the Bazaar. Too bad because the fortification needs a very heavy renovation so to avoid. Free
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  • The entrance to the Fort was free (which was unexpected), and half of the fort was closed. It is nice to have a view from top to the city, the Fort is under construction somehow. It is quite much to w...  more »
  • This fortress is in progress of being opened properly to the public. I am sure in the future it will be a worthwhile site to visit but currently the museum is not open and there is very little to see,...  more »
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