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- centrally located small memorial building. housing some interesting exhibits. Entry is free. I would recommend to spend 15-20 minutes there.Written December 18, 2021
- So much history there, and so many stories both sad and empowering. Our guide gave us a great tour and had some unique facts about it. Beautiful building and well worth seeing.Written August 27, 2020
- This building definitely sticks out in the heart of the city center. It is particularly beautiful at night with the lights on all around. It really defines the whole area, and my second favorite thing after Alexander The Great statue!Written August 27, 2020
- The museum does an excellent job of presenting the time-line of Macedonian independence.
The museum lay-out is done chronologically with Macedonian history.
The exhibits are very heavy on paintings and wax figures.
The wax figures are so life like, I thought they were actually performance artists.
The museum is laid out over 3 floors and ends in the grand lobby with an enormous stained glass rotunda. Very impressive.
Very easy to find, just across the walking bridge from the central square.
Admission is only 300 dinars (5 euros / 6 USD).
Right now, is a perfect time to visit, as I was literally the only guest in the museum.Written October 1, 2020
- Museum was hard to find for us but it was a lovely place, guide helped us to understand every illusion.Written September 23, 2019
- The museum is two floors and contains informative exhibits on fossils, prehistoric artifacts, reptiles, amphibians, plants, crustaceans, insects, parasites, birds, fish, etc. The placards are in Macedonian, so non-Slavic speakers can only look at and appreciate the exhibits. The tariff was 60 Den. Very inexpensive for the quality of the museum.Written October 10, 2020
- Only a short walk from our hotel. We visited the Museum of Contemporary Art after visiting the Kale Fortress. After walking up the hill towards the museum building we were greeted by two dogs that were sleeping in front of the main entrance of the museum. Initially we thought the museum was closed, but we tried the door and realised that it was open.
There were only two members of staff around. A man and a woman. The former was sitting at the ticket booth and the latter was seated within the shop. Admission ticket was 60 Denars (1 Euro) per person.
No actual art pieces are sold in the shop, only t-shirts and publications. There is also a cafe/bar in the lobby area which is not in use. It is a shame because if it had been operational then it could potentially have attracted more people to the museum (such as students and/or members of staff from the nearby International Balkan University).
The majority of the works currently on exhibit were originally presented either at Museums of Visual Arts in Thessaloniki or at the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. The exhibition is titled "Am I That Name or That Image?" and utilises digital mediums such as photography, the internet, video and projection. The artists, amongst others, are from Greece, Italy and Serbia.
Concluding, it is definitely worth a visit, especially if you are a lover of the arts.Written October 15, 2019
- I visited this venue for last month's Gogol Bordello show; it's difficult to find on the map, but turned out to be just across the river from Shanti Hostel where we were staying so that was convenient - it's maybe a fifteen minute walk from the main square. We didn't have tickets in advance but there were plenty left on the door despite it being a fairly small venue. If you pause downstairs by the popup bar on your way in, you can score yourself a free shot of Smirnoff if you pose for a photo next to a backdrop.
The drinks at the main bar upstairs weren't too expensive, but they didn't have water at all which annoyed my friend. The bar is more expensive than most of the other bars in the city, but cheap compared to Western European bar standards - especially for a gig. The venue seemed oddly empty throughout most of the show, which was weird after a sold-out night in a much larger venue the previous night in Beograd, but the sound quality was decent enough and the venue staff friendly. The bar remained open for a while after the show too, which is always a bonus.Written June 13, 2018
- Interesting place. Nevertheless totally abandoned, which is a shame because they have good historic photos of the history of Macedonia, as well as typical costumes from the region. It worths the visit.Written August 13, 2019
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