This glamorous capital city is quickly emerging as one of the most popular destinations for a city break in Europe. Skopje is the heart of Macedonia, a country where East meets West. Qatar Airways Holidays are delighted to add this fascinating location to our list of destinations, giving you the opportunity to discover a very different city with a bright and energetic outlook.
A mixture of Islamic and Christian traditions makes it a multi-cultural and multi-faith city, where religious buildings are beautifully preserved. Skopje’s landmarks include the statue of Alexander the Great in the centre of Macedonia Square, and the hugely impressive Kale Fortress, whose present fortifications date from the 10th century.
Skopje Holiday Packages
With one foot in the past and the other firmly in the future, Skopje makes a great alternative to the usual city break destinations. With a wide selection of outstanding accommodation as well as culinary packages and tours to choose from, Qatar Airways Holidays offers you the ideal Skopje holiday experience.
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Macedonian, Albanian, with English spoken in main tourist areas
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Skopje Holidays Experiences
- The symbol of the city, apart from its fortress, is the 6th century Stone Bridge, which connects the main square and the old bazaar. At over 214m long, it’s a magnificent feat of engineering that every ruler has added to over the years, turning it into an eclectic mish-mash of styles.
- The city park is the largest green space in Skopje, and has a museum and several monuments within its boundaries. It’s a wonderful place to relax, picnic or take a stroll around the city zoo and stadium. During the summer, it’s also home to some of the best nightclubs, while concerts and sporting events take place in the stadium.
- The city is packed with historical interest, from Ottoman inns such as the Kurshumli Han and the Kapan Han, through to museums that chart the country’s rich history. To find out more about traditional Macedonian culture, visit the Macedonian National Museum and Icon Gallery.
- Further outside the city is the Matka Canyon, home to a breath-taking dam and the quirky restaurant, the ‘Bear’s Cave’, which is housed in a cave in the canyon wall. If you still have some energy left after the trek, and you want some spectacular views, climb the Vodno Mountain to the south of the city.