Museum of Macedonian Struggle, Skopje

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Learn about the movements and conflicts that helped to shape modern Macedonia at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, documenting the country's long road to independence. Opened in 2011, the museum presents a timeline of Macedonian resistance to foreign rule from its conquest by the Ottomans in the 14th century to its split from Yugoslavia. Wander the exhibitions covering different leadership figures, historic events, and the beginnings of famous resistance organizations, including the famous Haiduk rebels of the 17th century. Carry on to the final exhibit, dedicated to victims of the Yugoslav Communist dictatorship after World War II, as well as Macedonia's renewed sovereignty. Don't miss the museum's centerpiece: the original copy of the country's Declaration of Independence from 1991. Plan to visit Museum of Macedonian Struggle during your Skopje vacation using our convenient Skopje route planner .
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  • The Museum covers the period of 19th and 20th, dealing with the struggle of Macedonian people for independence - basically, the Ottoman and (in lesser extent) the Communist period. Although I was - an...  more »
  • We are two friends, avid history lovers, who came to the museum with not much expectations. And what a surprise. The museum is well organised and impressive but we had the most amazing guide - Philip....  more »
  • A new and modern museum that describes the history of Macedonia, mainly present. Were guided in excellent English. Magnificent paintings and detailed information. To display with pride the new nation's emergence.
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  • Each nation remembers good and bad times in its existence. But, each nation does not show equally bad moments as well. In this Macedonian museum the truth is not hidden and it is not corrupted. Wax figures are made with high quality. Seek a visit with a guide. The guides are historians, I think.
  • Not one of the best, but THE BEST museum I have ever seen! Really new, detailed from beginning to the end, from floor to ceiling. Wax figures all around the museum and really nice. There is only possibility to go with tour guide, he was nice that he merged us with 2 macedonian girls and did the tour in English. The only down is that the guide was not articulating too much and was going too fast. We did it about 1 hour, but 30 min more would it suite even better. 5 stars for the museum, but the tour guide is giving it down to 4 which is sad. My bad was I didnt tell him.
  • Very nice museum, but I am givig 4 stars because of guide. There is only one way to go there - ina group with guide. He was too fast, I was not even able to look around and we were moving to another stop. He was quite nice, but had some sarkastic comments to our country as well. We were in a group with turkish ladies and we could see the tension between them. Very strange and I would say unprofessional.
  • One of the best historical museums I have seen. Wax figures were of higest quality. Highly recommended
  • Decent museum. Lots of vax figures of famous people and paintings
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