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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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  • The view from the fortress is really nice, unfortunately it is not entirely restore (as of June 2017) and there is not much to do. You can enter the towers, the path along the fortress doesn't go all ...  more »
  • The fortress Kale stands out clearly and looks very impressive but the closer you get the more the neglect shows. This could be a first class attraction if it was maintained well  more »
  • The Old fortress of Kale is just above the Old Bazaar, in the old part of Skopje. You don't need to climb up to enter it for several reasons. What you see from downtown, from the Old Stone bridge, is ...  more »
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The capital of Macedonia and a city of numerous sights, Skopje offers a good selection of places to stay despite its relatively modest size. Even though most hotels cluster in the center of town, you can easily find accommodation in other neighborhoods too. The selection ranges from several high-end hotels and fully-furnished apartments to many economical but charming places to stay. The city wide selection of hostels, many of which are very close to the city center, appeal to younger travelers.
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