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Reviewed today

The Fortress is situated at the highest point in the city overlooking the Vardar river.The Fortress was built in the 6th century and was partially destroyed in the devastating earthquake of 1963 and since then has been repaired.Nothing much to see inside the Fortress that...More

Thank MumbaiRiders
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is definitelly worth a visit, nice, clean, cared paths around whole fortess and nice view on the town from above. It’s quite big but you can sit down anywhere, we saw also some couples picnic near Kale.

Thank Veronika G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We climbed up to the fortress it's a long climb if you're walking. It's free. There are some things to see but not alot. The views of the city are good.

Thank perakash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice place, but needs definitely a restoration with information points and maybe guided tours. There are very beautiful views of the city.

Thank jlrmar2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive from a distance and up close. Good backdrop to the Turkish bazaar side of the river. Recommend.

Thank packcal p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walls, they look very impressive from down in the city, but there is nothing worth seeing inside the fortress.

Thank Harry T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best things we did while visiting Skopje was to walk up to the fortress to see the setting sun over the city! We went up again earlier in the day and this is an excellent spot to chill out and look over...More

Thank Liamhely
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Not too sure how they built this but it must have been impenetrable in its days. Walk around on a hot day but still worth it. If you re not with a guide then you need to read up on the history prior to a...More

Thank peter e
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I visited with a guide which I think was more interesting than if I'd gone on my own, as there is no signage at present. My guide pointed out the eras different things were built and even some of the materials from earlier eras that...More

Thank straea
Reviewed 17 August 2018

As you can expect military fortification from the Turkish period has the strategic position that overseas whole Skopje. SImply perfect view on WHOLE Skopje. But it has not cared so well so you can find lot of restricted areas on Kale.

Thank Vlado M
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