Old Bazaar, Skopje
Old Bazaar, Skopje
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  • mrc282
    United States5,810 contributions
    good bazaar where the locals frequent
    there are not many things tourists would buy from this bazaar, and for once, it is actually not overrun by souvenir and trinket stalls. this is definitely one of the more authentic bazaars where many locals frequent. as for the various hans and hammams in the bazaar, keep in mind many are already converted or repurposed eg retail shops or art galleries. the building structure is still there, however, it is no longer used or preserved for tourists to learn about the history (except Suli han)
    Traveled solo
    Written May 31, 2022
  • Cymro
    Coimbra, Portugal3,355 contributions
    Definitely The Best Part of Skopje
    There is not a lot to see site wise in Skopje that was not built in the past 20 years, so a stroll around the old town makes a refreshing change from the rest of the city. The streets are narrow and either cobbled or paved and lined with shops, cafés and restaurants. A pleasant way to spend an hour or two.
    Written January 3, 2022
  • Solveig M
    Gothenburg, Sweden10 contributions
    Where the old meets the new
    I am temporarily living in Skopje and this is one of my favorite place to visit so far. It is a good combination of old ottoman architecture (the hammams, inns and numerous mosques) and newer more contemporary architecture (the museums and hotels). If you are visiting Skopje I would recommend visiting the Old Bazaar and dine in some of the small traditional restaurants and drink some traditional Turkish tea or coffee that go well with "baklava" (pastry filled with nuts).
    Written May 18, 2021
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transilvania2015
Bucharest, Romania18 contributions
Dec 2022
Nice place combining old and new. A lot of shops and coffe shops. also traditional restaurants. Just near Kale, old fortress.
Written January 19, 2023
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Sam H
Coventry, UK15 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Very authentic market and area worth a few hours. Lovely coffee houses and traditional food.
Not all cafes have toilets so be prepared. If you want to be immersed in culture, its the place to go! From the narrow cobbled streets to the Call to Prayer, its a great atmosphere 😊
Written November 15, 2022
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Michaela K
2,160 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
When visiting Skopje I went to the Bazar, there are so many shops to buy lots of different things from. It's very good to get some souveniers for home, really enjoyed it
Written November 4, 2022
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK873 contributions
Sep 2022
We could easily spend a few hours wandering around the old bazaar and watching the locals going about their business. The gold street where they sell wedding gowns and gold and silver jewellary was particularly interesting. There are many good restaurants and cafes hidden amongst the shops and stalls too. Definately worth a visit.
Written October 22, 2022
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Denise M
27 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
Wasn't impressed. Old fashioned clothes shops mostly. The roads maybe. Pity we missed the ice cream. That was the only thing that looked nice
Written September 7, 2022
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Shlomi T
Nagano, Japan1,407 contributions
Aug 2022
Nice Turkish bazaar with lots of restaurants and great vibe.
It is nice in day time and also very nice in the evening.
Written August 31, 2022
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stevebintley
Bedford, UK6,717 contributions
Aug 2022
A great selection of small winding streets with a wide range of shops and restaurants. One of the nicest aspects is that none of the shop keepers are forceful or hassle you when walking past, and it doesn’t have any of the expected pressure you’d imagine when reading up on the area. There’s clearly a lot of history and some nice monuments as you’re passing through, and with plenty of cafes and restaurants you can easily spend a whole day exploring at a leisurely pace. Definitely one of the highlights of the city.
Written August 14, 2022
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Steve D
Liverpool, UK487 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
The Bazaar was bouncing.From live street music to street food it was very colourful.There are lots of shops and stalls to browse.You can choose from many types of restaurant.We stopped for a superb shish kebab and beer wich was very cheap.
Written August 5, 2022
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DjangoDjango
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany568 contributions
Jun 2022
A must see if you are in Skopje,
There are many things to do and see in and around the Bazaar.
Mosques', historical buildings, shops, restaurants, the jewellery street and so on...
Make sure to wander around and don't be scared to wander in the less touristy streets to enjoy and view the local life in the bazaar a bit more.
Adjacent to the bazaar is also a great covered market for fruits and veggies and so on.
Written July 27, 2022
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bleki1
Sofia, Bulgaria68 contributions
Jul 2022
This is old part of Skopje town. Small streets with lots of restaurants and small stores. If you want to buy souvenirs - this is the place.
Written July 27, 2022
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