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Museum City of Skopje, Skopje

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3.5/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
Set in the building of a former railway station, Museum City of Skopje boasts a collection of art and archaeological, historical, and ethnological items dating from about 3,000 BCE to the present day. On the building's partially ruined exterior notice the clock, which stopped at 5.17 a.m.--the moment when the 1963 earthquake nearly demolished the city. Seek out the museum's most treasured item--the 6,000-year-old, 15 cm (6 in) clay statuette of Adam, discovered in 2000. The skillfully crafted figurine showing ribs, spine, and even a belly button is among the top ten Neolithic artifacts in the world. Use our Skopje holiday planner to arrange your visit to Museum City of Skopje and other attractions in Skopje.
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  • One of the most interesting places of the City Museum of Skopje, is located in the old station building, a dilapidated earthquake. Watch and stopped-5-17, July 26, 1963.
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  • On the one hand this museum is in a very interesting building which is really quite haunting and the exhibition about the earthquake is very interesting. On the other hand being there was a little bit...  read more »
  • The set has the potential to be informative but remains very mess inside. As a result, the visitor removes not everything he could.
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  • So much history in one place. Clock that stopped working during an earthquake still reminds of a fragile past that shook up this little nation.
  • Located inside what’s left of the old train station, City Museum currently features two small collections on two floors. At ground level, the museum offers the briefest of insights into life in the city before WWII. Exhibits include costumes, photographs and personal possessions from a number of Macedonian minorities including Jews, Albanians, Gypsies, Serbs and Vlachs. Down the stairs there are few dimly lit cases showcasing some fine examples of ancient bits and bobs dug up in the vicinity. The pride of the museum is the 6000-year-old, 15cm-high clay “Adam from Govrlevo” statue, which was discovered in 2000 and put on display here in later 2006. The statue is ranked among the world’s top 10 Neolithic artefacts, as it is perhaps the earliest representation of a human figure - with ribs, spine, belly button and a regrettably chopped-off erection.
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