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“A different world” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Bazaar, Skopje

Old Bazaar, Skopje
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Half Day Walking Tour of Old and New Skopje
Ranked #2 of 80 things to do in Skopje
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Legnano, Italy
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“A different world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I would say that Skopje is a very balcanic city, and the difference between the two sides of the Vardar river is striking. The southern area, the modern one, is a bit bizarre and could be liked or disliked, but in my opinion is impossible to not love the old bazaar on the northern shore.
This area is inhabited by Sunni Albanians, and the atmosphere is typically Ottoman: it's a pleasure to listen to the Turkish music, to stroll in the narrow streets and to see the mosques. I went on Sunday and was fscinating to see the bar full of man drinking tea in the typical glass cups and play social games. The modern bazaar is set in an ugly location, but the feeling is very oriental. Although the old Ottoman town of Sarajevo is nicer, this one remained very authentic and not too much touristic (as all Skopje).

Visited June 2014
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Belgrade, Serbia
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“Very traditional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Great place to walk and look at the Turkish architecture and influence on Skopje. You can sit and have a Turkish coffee, enjoy nargila or black tee. There is some place to eat cevapcici there, but I would recommend to eat only in a proven places

Visited June 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Not so interesting if you've been to Istanbul or Cairo!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

It's a small bazaar with cool things and it's a must see if you haven't been to a place like that before!

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Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania
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“better than a few years ago”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

it's improving, but still the desolating looks of the ruined old houses gives you an insecure feeling. there are a few really nice bars and the whole melange of old and new it's quite interresting

Visited May 2014
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“Macedônia Skopje”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

The old bazar is near the City Center. Clean , safe and from that you can walk to the fortress and view the city from above. The new big, humongous statues from Alexander the Great and other figures from the past are impressive. The fountain in the central area where on the top is statue with Alexander the Great and his horse, with the dancing waters, the music , is a perfect place to watch people and feel yourself in the past and in the present an the same time.

Visited May 2014
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