The Stone Bridge, Skopje

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Walk across The Stone Bridge to admire the 15th-century Ottoman structure and take in sweeping views of the capital city, the river, and the mountains around you. Spanning the Vardar River and connecting Skopje's downtown with its Old Town, the bridge serves both as an important piece of infrastructure and one of the city's most enduring symbols. Originally constructed during the middle of the 15th century, the bridge has survived earthquakes, catastrophic floods, and an attempt by Nazi occupiers to destroy it. Make your way to the bridge and amble along its 214 m (702 ft) length, noting its sturdy construction of countless solid stone blocks, considered one of the area's finest examples of Ottoman architecture. Put The Stone Bridge into our Skopje road trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The hotel is on the one side of the bridge and is located in the beginning of old bazaar. Its location enables you to explore both banks of the river. If you pass the Stone bridge, you are in the cent...  more »
  • Day and night, this bridge that connects the two banks of the Vardar, in full Center of Skopje, is particularly picturesque and offers superb panoramas on the two parts of the capital macedonnienne.
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  • It is a historical bridge in center of Skopje. It looks good at day time but it looks better especially at night lights.  more »
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  • Historical site. And the "gate" beeween the old and New town
  • The hotel has nice view of the city, everything is nearby, market, shops, restaurant, old bazaar. You might also grab your dinner or lunch at their restaurant which is next by the lobby.
  • The current Stone Bridge was built on Roman foundations under the patronage of Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror between 1451 and 1469.[5][6][7] Throughout the centuries, the Stone Bridge was often damaged and then repaired. There is historical evidence that it once suffered during the great earthquake of 1555 which heavily damaged or destroyed four pillars. Renovations were carried out the same year. In 1944, explosives were placed on the bridge by Nazis. When Skopje was liberated, the activation of the explosives was prevented and the bridge was saved from destruction. The last reconstruction of the bridge began in 1994. The watchtower shaped like a mihrab was reconstructed in 2008.
  • This a very aesthetically pleasing bridge. It's photogenic and nearby the warrior on a horse, so you may as well see both.
  • Amazing restaurant. Great view

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