Mountain of Vodno, Skopje

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#4 of 13 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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  • August 18, 2017
    During the summer with the heat, the visit to take fresh air at the top of the mountain. 100 d price of the tele-cabine. A small shop with a terrace at the top. Beautiful view of Skopje from the top. For hiking no signage so surely a descent by the concrete road.
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  • August 9, 2017
    There are couple of different walking roads (easy, hard and hardest) and you can enjoy with friends while walking to the Cross.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    The cable car was OK, took taxi from the city centre, 500 denarius. The chauffeur told a part on the tour-and part was good. He would have us back for the new 500, but we took the bus, no. 25 (free when we had not purchased the ticket). Bus ticket I think had cost a few dinars. They could have done a lot more out of the cable path of making to the park area and dining at the top. Unfortunately, there is a lot of rubbish and a small kiosk up there, the cable car in Tirana Albania was a very different class, both in length, height and facilities (even though it also shamed of garbage)
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