Mountain of Vodno, Skopje

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#4 of 20 in Parks in Republic of Macedonia
Forested with fir and pine trees, Mountain of Vodno provides panoramic views of the city and offers many opportunities for walking and hiking. At the top of the mountain stands an iconic 66 m (216 ft) tall cross, erected in 2002 to celebrate two millennia of Christianity. At the summit, stop for herbal tea, soda, or beer in a chalet near the cross and view the pictures of accomplished Macedonian alpinists mounted on the walls of the cabin. You'll also find the barracks of the Macedonian army in the vicinity. The slopes of the mountain shelter a medieval fortress and a monastery built in the 12th century. Be sure to bring a jacket, as it can be windy at the top. Use our Skopje trip maker website to visit Mountain of Vodno on your trip to Skopje, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • it takes 30 mins by bus or 10 mins by car to reach the cable car. it looks safe and goes really fast and the view up there is amazing. But you have to be careful,it is always a bit colder than Skopje  more »
  • We decided to walk to the cable car from our hotel near the old town. It was quite difficult in place but the view from the top made it worth while.  more »
  • Depending from your preference, you can choose to go to Middle Vodno by bus and continue to top by cableway, or on the foot using the asphalt road or hike trails through forest. If you prefer full wal...  more »
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  • THE BEST PLACE AROUND SKOPJE
  • Vodno ([ Водно ] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) is a mountain in Macedonia. It is located in the northern part of the country, to the southwest of the capital city Skopje. The highest point of the mountain is at Krstovar peak, on 1066 meters and the submontane is on 337 meters (Middle Vodno is on 557 m). In 2002, on Krstovar peak the Millennium Cross was built, one of the biggest Christian Crosses in the world.
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  • 👍👍👍 and you do not need words... just go there... walking!
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