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Category Archives: Macedonia

The Han that will leave you Breathless

Kursumli Han by night

Kursumli Han is a cultural monument located on the left side of the river Vardar, once you cross the Stone Bridge in the old part of the city.

Specifically, it is located under Mustafa Pasha Mosque, a few meters away from the Museum of Macedonia.

In my opinion, this is the most beautiful Han that is saved today, besides the other two (Suli Han and Kapan Han).

A peace of heaven on earth, Cave Alilica, Macedonia

In the western part of Macedonia is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country.
Amazing natural beauty, cultural and historical monuments, beautiful villages, places with a long and rich history. Would last for days if I try to describe what can you see here, but I will say, this area is a small piece of paradise.

Mountain around Tresonce

Introducing Kapan Han in Skopje, Macedonia

Stairs to Heaven

Once you pass the Stone Bridge, newly build square with couple fountains, the St. Demetrius Church and Daut Pasha Hammam, you will enter the Old Bazaar.

About the Water (Suli) Han in Skopje, Macedonia

Today, the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Museum of the Old Town (which is part of the City Museum), are housed in Suli Han.

This Han is located in the Old Town, a few meters from Cifte Hammam and Sultan Murat Mosque.

Suli Han entrance

Built in the first half of the 15th Century by Ishak Bey, along with Cifte Hammam and Sultan Murat Mosque, was part of an urban complex, generally characteristic for cities in the Ottoman Empire.

After Skopje was conquered by the Ottomans, the city, of its initial stagnation began to grow rapidly.

Exciting Bezisten in Skopje, Macedonia

The name Bezisten comes from the Arabic word” bezz” (canvas) meaning covered market and from the Persian word “i stan” meaning selling point.

Entrance in Bezisten

It was designed exclusively for selling canvas. As the years passed by, the covered market began to sell other goods. Those who worked here were very much appreciated.