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“An Expensive Kitsch”
Review of Warrior on a Horse

Warrior on a Horse
Ranked #9 of 88 things to do in Skopje
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

No one can deny that Macedonia Square needed a focal point in the form of a fountain or a statue, but such an oversized example of Las Vegas type kitsch, out of proportion to nearby buildings and in combination with myriad other statues that populate the edges of the square without any historical or indeed logical order, has spoiled everything. Not to mention who knows how many milions of euros spent on such monstruosities which could be better spent on schools, museums, hospitals, etc! My proposition is to keep the lower part of the monument / fountain (including the central column and the statues of warriors), but to replace the statue of so-called warrior on horseback with something smaller, equally ancient Macedonian in spirit: the Sun of Vergina, for example.

7  Thank Carbo1960
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Although it's not the only bad statue in Skopje, this one is the worst of them all. It's too big, looks too fake and doesn't have history in it.

9  Thank Filip P
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Looks ugly in such a small square and with all the different color lights in the night is like a UFO. It is a pity such a great Greek leader to be presented like a carousel statue.

11  Thank Nikos K
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Impressive work of sculpture reminiscent of a roman column. ALso a subject of much controversy in Skopje, but an impressive sight.

2  Thank Nicholas F
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

I give this four stars just because, being a Harry Potter fan, I found it funny to walk into the main square for the first time and hear the theme music playing. Loudspeakers play music which the fountain underneath the statute seems to spurt in time to. I also caught it doing the Star Wars theme.

There are a lot of big new statutes and monuments being constructed in the city centre as a part of the Skopje 2014 plan, but this is the most enormous. The life-sized warriors pointing their spears at you around the base are strangely threatening but I quite liked the giant lions. You have to crane your head up to get a glimpse of Alexander himself, upon a rearing horse.

Thank Angelika N
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