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Kale, Skopje

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.1/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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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  • Although the ascent on foot is slightly painful especially in the summer, it's worth. Admission is free, probably also because there's really something to see. EXCEPT: a super great view over the city. A must-have!
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  • This place is a disappointment in that there is no information about the castle in any language and only the walls are accessible from which there are partial views of the city. It is free. 
  • Of course, the Fortress serves as a landmark for the City, and a photo op mostly from the exterior. Though the public can walk around the walls (no entrance fee), not that interesting inside. 
  • There is basically nothing except good view to center of Skopje and Vodno mountin.
  • Beautiful fortress with nice view on the city of Skopje. Though only the walls of the fortress remain.
  • Part of an ancient Skopje for sure it worth to go and visist also nice view of town of Skopje
  • It offers a great view over the city
  • In need of some renovation, bit the view and the historical value is priceless
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