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Skopje Aqueduct, Skopje
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The Skopje Aqueduct is an aqueduct and archaeological site located in the village of Vizbegovo 2km northwest from Skopje, Macedonia. The Skopje Aqueduct is the only aqueduct in Macedonia, and one of three largest and well preserved in the former Yugoslavia along with Diocletianus Aqueduct near Split, Croatia and Bar Aqueduct in Montenegro.The question of when the Skopje Aqueduct was built is unclear. There are three theories: during the reign of Rome ; according to this theory the aqueduct fed water to Legionary settlement Scupi.during the reign of Byzantine Empire ; according to this theory, the aqueduct shipped water to the new settlement Justiniana Prima.during the reign of Ottoman Empire; according to this theory the aqueduct was built in the 16th century for a large number of Turkish public hamams. This aqueduct was in use until the eighteenth century. Only about 386m with 55 arches of this structure of stone and brick remain. It is assumed that the aqueduct took water from the spring Lavovec, 9km northwest from Skopje and brought water to city center.Put Skopje Aqueduct into our Skopje tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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This is one of the places that is hidden and you need to find it You are not able to just walk from the entre and go there, you need a car or someone to take you there. I personally love this place an... read more »
Intéressant sur l'histoire de la Macédoine. Difficile à trouver, nous avons pris un taxi pour plus de facilité (n'hésitez pas à négocier le tarif). C'est dans un endroit un peu reculer au détour d'une... read more »Interesting about the history of Macedonia. Hard to find, we took a taxi for easier (feel free to negotiate the rate). It is in a place a little back to the bend of a road, so open your eyes to get there.show original
Сегодня акведук состоит из 55 хорошо сохранившихся пролетов. Дошел до конца и забрался посмотреть на него сверху. Некоторые опоры разрушаются, но хочется верить, что сам акведук не рухнет. Добраться д... read more »Today the aqueduct consists of 55 well-preserved spans. Went through and got to look at it from above. Some props are destroyed, but I want to believe that the aqueduct will not collapse. You can get to it. By bus No. 19 from the street. Partizanska Odredi Shuto Orizari, right up to the intersection and Slovenia. Further to the left along Slovenia on foot. Reach bridge/viaduct and left again. Further along the River, through bushes, thorns and piles of garbage. But, believe me, it's worth it.show original
It is remarkable piece of history where you will find original Roman aqueduct, real snapshot of history how ancient Macedonians were getting fresh water from nearby mountain Skopska Crna Gora. Still, needs proper care from the State in order to be interesting for wider population. Must see!
A nice stop, but a very interested little drive to get there according to Google. it was a dirt hole filled road that ran between worn down houses and what could be assumed to be their fields. Litter was scatter everywhere.
Stojan Toshe Nikolovski
The Skopje Aqueduct is the only aqueduct in Macedonia, and one of three largest and well preserved in the former Yugoslavia along with Diocletianus Aqueduct near Split, Croatia and Bar Aqueduct in Montenegro. This aqueduct was in use until the eighteenth century. From this impressive structure of stone and brick, nowadays is remained only about 386 meters with 55 arches. Today is assumed that the aqueduct took water from the spring Lavovec (village Gluvo in mountain Skopska Crna Gora), 9 kilometers northwest from Skopje and brought water to city center.
A beautiful historical monument dating to Roman times.
Peter van der VeenIt is equally good search to get there, but totally worth it. A very beautiful aqueduct near the city! Unfortunately, it's also a bit of a garbage dump, but there has be a bit bothered by the whole country.show original
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