Mountains, lakes and a bright future
Skopje’s eclectic mix of Christian and Ottoman culture and architecture is what lends the city its charm. Struck by a devastating earthquake in 1963 and later marred by the war, the topics of development and the future are central in Skopje. Perched on the peak of Mount Vodno, the Millenium Cross towers majestically over Skopje. The cross stands as a symbol for the future of a city marked by destruction and reconstruction.
Besides the many sights, such as the Mother Teresa House in the heart of the city, many travelers are also attracted to Northern Macedonia because of the breathtaking landscape. Nature lovers get their money's worth here - hiking, climbing and biking - everything is possible not far from Skopje, where the idyllic Matka Lake and its canyon are located. If you want to dive deeper into the history of the country, the best towns to visit are Gostivar, Tetovo and Strumica – only max. two hours drive away.
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Edelweiss tips for Skopje
Sightseeing in your North Macedonia holidays
Anyone exploring Skopje will see its rich history reflected in the diversity of the city’s edifices, many of which are located in the town centre around North Macedonia Square. View in maps
The Mother Teresa Memorial House built near where Skopje’s most famous daughter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate was born is, unsurprisingly, one of the city’s most important landmarks. View in maps
The idyllic Matka Lake and Matka Canyon are easily reached from Skopje for a day-trip. View in maps