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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.
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  • What a find! It is in the middle of nowhere, we drove through dirt roads to find it. It doesn't look like anyone is looking after it, still very good condition considering. Not the best views around i...  more »
  • This aqueduct is located quite far outside of the city itself. Is well worth it because of the beautiful architecture!
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  • The aqueduct we visited on a bicycle, which seems like a good idea to walk to it cannot get out of the city. It is located in the fields outside the town at the military base, which significantly restricts access to aqueduct:-) From the map, it was not clear that this is a military base, but the soldiers with submachine guns are happy to help:-) Aqueduct deserved a renovation and better care for the surrounding area. Worth a look, just watch out for mosquitoes:-)
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  • Could have been interesting, but quite neglected place, incredible they don't take care and clean the mess there. Can be a place to go.
  • 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.
  • A beautiful historical monument dating to Roman times.
  • 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.