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“It's not really about the Cross” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Millennium Cross

Millennium Cross
Vodno Mountain, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #9 of 35 Attractions in Skopje
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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New York City, New York
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“It's not really about the Cross”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

The Cross is take-it-or-leave-it depending on your position on the architectural style and Christianity itself. However, the views from the summit over the city and environs is nothing short of spectacular, and the gondola ride is very affordable. During the off-season, make certain that you go early as everything shuts down promptly at 5, which may leave you stranded at the top or at the base station without a bus/taxi back to the city.

Visited December 2012
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Belgrade, Serbia
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“A Nice Ride and a Nice View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

When it comes to the excursion to the Millennium Cross, half of the fun is the panoramic view of Skopje laying in the valley bellow and surrounding mountains you can enjoy on a clear, sunny day and the other half is the ride in the new cable car (operating for 30 minutes, then resting for the next 30 minutes - closed on Mondays).

Once you reach the parking lot half way up Vodno mountain (by your own car - there is a large parking lot there, or by hourly bus marked KPCT = Cross in Macedonian), you can also climb all the way to the cross on foot (it's a very steep climb that will last between one and two hours - bring enough water with you). I've also heard the road to the top is opened to private cars on weekdays, but I can't confirm, so check it for yourself. Anyhow, it's a good idea to avoid a weekend visit in order to avoid the crowds.

It's said that inside the Cross there's a lift that'll bring you to the top - it wasn't functioning when we visited. At the base of the Cross, there are two stands selling a limited choice of drinks and snacks.

Bear in mind it can be windy and chilly even in mid-summer, so bring a jacket with you.

Visited September 2012
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“The best panorama in town. Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

You cannot say you have visited Skopje if you have not been here. It is one of the best places to visit in the city. Wonderful view.

Visited March 2012
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Highest cross!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The place is really nice, scenery view. The cable car is very modern and they have a sitting area at the top.

Visited November 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Excellent view to the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

From the main street (close to Macedonia street) you can take a bus (Panorama) to Vodno within 15 minutes and than it´s the recommendable to take the elevator. Don´t get nervous the buses ride very unregular and it can be that you wait more than 40 minutes. Taxi should not cost more than 500

Visited October 2012
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