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dhs
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Turkey and Islamic culture ruled in Skopje for over 600 years, and Kapan Han is a relic of those times. It is just a bit derelict at this time, containing a not so often used restaurant, but the outlines of its former role as a caravanserai are explained by a sign in English as well as clearly visible. Caravanserais are resting places for caravans of merchants with their animals, goods, and crews. From the outside, this appears as a windowless massive stone block, because it was meant to protect the travellers and their goods from robbers. It has 2 floors, each sectioned off into big "rooms" which open onto the central open space, and each "room" would be used by members of a caravan, there being room for more than just one caravan.. (See photo). I have a degree in Islamic Studies, but I learned quite a lot by visiting this place, since caravanserais are found all over the Islamic world on the Asian and European mainlands. With a bit of imagination, I could envision the members of a caravan settling in for the night, cooking their food, feeding their animals, and arranging their goods. Turkey plans to restore this site to its original condition, which would make it a nice attraction for those with an interest in history.
Be prepared to search around for it a bit, for it is rather secluded, and I stumbled across it purely by accident while looking for music venues near the river.
Written 25 June 2019
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Sam L
Durres, Albania1,603 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
This is a very old inn that has served many functions over the years including a bazaar, brothel, inn, and other functions. It's still used as a place where concerts are held.
Written 9 February 2018
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Deyan B
Sofia, Bulgaria650 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Business
While in Skopje I wanted to visit the place. And I had to look a lot for it. It is well hidden. I have seen photos of the Kapan Han and wanted to explore it. But once there I was disapointed. A lot. The Kapan Han itself is a peace of art. Beautiful building with unique athmosphere. But it is turned into a trash whole. Half of the place is turned into a restaurant. There were trash and bottles everywhere. Peoples have pissed at one of the entrances... The three starts are for the Skopje authorities who have turned this beautiful building into a trash hole. Its a pitty....
Written 9 November 2017
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CFEIII
Center, TX5,729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
This was the old Inn at Skopje, beautiful reconstruction after the earthquake destroyed the original. You visit this on the Free Tour. Original had a set of scales just outside.
Written 6 November 2017
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aleksandarb837
Podgorica, Montenegro83 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Business
Ресторан лијепо изгледа, затворен и зелен. Али то је све позитивно.
Храна и услуга су очајни!

Restaurant looks good, closed and green. But that is all positive.
Food and service are awfull.
Written 24 September 2016
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sc0rpi0n72
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Business
Kapan Han is a han in the Old Bazaar of Skopje. Kapan Han is one of the three remaining medieval inns still standing in the Old Bazaar.
Written 10 July 2016
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Niho49
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We had very good meals there and environment is very interesting, also for making photos. Service was little slow on that Sunday, though.
Written 19 July 2021
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Dakles
Southampton, UK1,305 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is one of the Ottoman merchant inns of the old bazaar where visiting traders could stable their horses and find food and lodging. It’s a lovely historic building and well-preserved albeit not overly well maintained in terms of presentation. The courtyard currently houses a restaurant in one of the ground floor corners and the first floor lodging rooms are now turned over to an Islamic school for girls. It’s certainly worth stopping by as you wander the old bazaar but there is little on offer other than to take a quick look around.
Written 8 September 2019
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Кирил З
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
The word Turkish word "Han" means hostelry or inn. Kapan Han used to be one of the three oldest hostelries in the old bazaar of Skopje (the other to are Suli Han and Kursumli Han). Today it has some restaurants on the ground floor and on the second floor there is a great place for parties called Kapan Han (same as the hostelry). Usually the type of music is different it can be funk, trap and on rare occasions old Macedonian hits. The place for parties usually opens around 12 am, the parties go on until 4 am. The ticket is 150 Macedonian denars (2.43 Euros) from 12 am to 1 am. After 1 am the ticket is 200 denars (3.24 Euros).
Written 5 July 2018
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Jasonand1978
Portland, OR200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
A visit to a Han is pretty interesting. Used for a variety of shops, inns, brothels, trade, etc., it's a fascinating place to walk around. While there isn't much to actually see, walking around the two leveled Han gets you to a place in Skopje most tourists completely overlook.

It's a little rundown here, on the outskirts of he old town center. That's okay though, it makes for a more authentic experience, far more than the faux glamour you'll see along the river downtown. Just down from here you'll see locals doing what they've done for hundreds of years. Sipping tea and playing backgammon. What a sight it must have been back in the day. Give this place a try.......while it' still free!!!
Written 21 March 2017
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