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Address: 41. 011036, 21. 342487, Bitola 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Brilliant historical site, presentation could be improved

I really enjoyed walking around here, and the fee for being allowed to take photos wasn't much considering the amount you'll see. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Malmo, Sweden
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Malmo, Sweden
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed walking around here, and the fee for being allowed to take photos wasn't much considering the amount you'll see. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of direction or information once you're inside (aside from a map), and we found ourselves almost entirely alone, walking through (and over) the entire area. I hope it's all... More 

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Kyneton, Australia
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several cities named Heraclea (or Heraklea) in honour of the ancient hero Heracles in what is now Macedonia and Greece. Heraclea Lyncestis, 2km south of Bitola in southern Macedonia, was named after Heracles and the Lyncesti tribe who once lived here and who were identified with the mountain cat, the lynx, that inhabited the surrounding mountains. Today the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a tour of the site with a family friend who worked as a conservator at the Bitola Museum. If you're interested in history and ancient Macedonian antiquity, this is a must see. Some maintenance needs to be carried out, especially where the ceramic tiles are as there is grass growing in certain areas between the tiles. Overall, a... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Very well preserved archaeological site with excellent mosaics. The site is well presented and the member of staff on duty knowledgeable about the history of Heraclea.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Heraclea Lyncestis's old town, the remains from the period of several centuries before Christ and after Christ, we would like to view. I liked most of mosaic.

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Podimore
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We have visited many sites like this in the Balkans and Turkey and this was the weakest. Poorly presented and some of the reconstruction is scandalous. We watched three jobbing builders doing a terrible job on a mosaic area. The theatre is a concrete reconstruction and the indoor museum a lovely space that hasn't been cleaned in a while. 300... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Not very rich but one of rare attractions in Bitola. Especially the theatre was in good shape. Officer helped us about the site since there was not many visitors.

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Kazanlak, Bulgaria
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Ancient town named Heraclea because of the ancient Greek mythological hero Heracles. Very good preservation and explanation of the history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

...than visit the hereclea. There are some beautiful mosaics. But it's in a different locatio like you see in tripadvisor.

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Thank Jennifer R
Bucharest
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51 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Nice place to visit and see the ruins. They did a good job by rebuilding some of the old attractions.

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