Discover Skopje and surroundings

Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of North Macedonia. It is the country’s political, cultural, economic, and academic center.

We are looking forward to join us in Skopje – the cross-section where east meets west, presenting interesting blend of cultures with warm hospitality and even warmer chestnuts in November that the whole city smells of.

History

Skopje has a fascinating history dating back to the Roman Empire, with influences from the Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslav eras. The city’s history stretches back, since 4000 B.C. and as a result, the city is steeped in a rich cultural heritage that you can see and feel all around you. From the ancient Roman ruins to the Ottoman-era bazaars, Skopje is a city that is alive with history and culture. One of the most significant historical sites in Skopje is the Skopje Fortress, which dates back to the 6th century. Back in the day, the fortress played a crucial role in many of the region’s conflicts throughout the centuries. Today, the fortress is open to visitors, and it offers some of the best views over the city!

Culture

The city boasts a vibrant art scene with numerous art museums, galleries, and exhibitions showcasing both traditional and contemporary art. The Museum of Contemporary Art houses a vast collection of Macedonian and international contemporary art, regularly hosting exhibitions and events. Another noteworthy museum is the Museum of the City of Skopje, which chronicles the region's struggle for independence in the early 20th century. An iconic landmark in Skopje is the impressive Alexander the Great Statue, a popular tourist spot. Additionally, the city is adorned with over 200 sculptures and monuments, each offering a unique representation of history and culture, becoming top tourist attractions.

Places to visit

Skopje, nestled amidst mountains and scenic landscapes, offers a blend of natural beauty and urban charm. Explore the majestic Matka Canyon, a haven for nature enthusiasts with its crystal-clear waters and towering cliffs. For panoramic views, hike up Vodno Mountain or take the cable car for a scenic ride. Indulge in shopping at the bustling Old Bazaar, where centuries-old tradition meets modern commerce. Sample local delicacies at the charming cafes and restaurants lining the streets, offering a taste of Macedonian cuisine. Whether it's immersing in nature's tranquility or savoring culinary delights, Skopje promises an unforgettable experience for all.

EBTSF 2024 International Scientific Conference | 14-15 November, Skopje

EBTSF24

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Skopje and to a successful event!

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