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Kale, Skopje

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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. Kale is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Skopje Edition.
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  • Fortress Kale is a 5 minutes walk from the Old Bazar, and gives you a very nice view of Skopje. It's also a free attraction and a quick stop.  more »
  • I think that you should necessarily visit the fortress. Of course ancient fortress, but it is possible to do without novodela, but simply to tidy what is available. Territory inside the feces, it seems clean. Beautiful city view opens with fortress walls. The city of Skopje itself is rich in monuments, including the new ones, and that's up to the fortress, it looks like the hands of the city did not
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  • It was renovated (rebuilt) in the last 10 years. Some part of the fortress is ok, the other is quite dangerous. It seems, they run out of the money. It is a nice way to spend your time, but not a big ...  more »