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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  • Historic bridge that connects the two banks of the river Vadar. Symbol of the city and his pride. The bridge connects the old bazaar area with the main square called Macedonia. Her story tells us of Rome indeed the current Pontiff rebuilt by the Ottomans over the remains of a Roman bridge. An inscription commemorates its history. Night lighting very effectively.
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  • Skopje is going a huge change in the center. New monuments, new buildings - all to prove that the capital of the true Macedonia. The stone bridge is contacting between new and older parts.  more »
  • Beautiful stone bridge as the name implies, links the zone that encompasses the Bazaar with the latest area and tries to reborn the grandeur of ancient Greece. Of compulsory passage
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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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Where to stay in Skopje

The capital of Macedonia and a city of numerous sights, Skopje offers a good selection of places to stay despite its relatively modest size. Even though most hotels cluster in the center of town, you can easily find accommodation in other neighborhoods too. The selection ranges from several high-end hotels and fully-furnished apartments to many economical but charming places to stay. The city wide selection of hostels, many of which are very close to the city center, appeal to younger travelers.
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