Guide to SKOPJE

Stone Bridge

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Stone Bridge

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Stone Bridge 41.996670, 21.432534 Stone Bridge

The Stone Bridge is the most famous landmark of Skopje. It is featured in all promotional videos for the city, it is the most often presented on postage stamps and dominates the coat of arms of Skopje. The busiest pedestrian bridge over the Vardar was built by either Justinian I in the VI century or Mehmed II the Conqueror in the XV century. It was largely modified through the centuries and was often flooded, hit by earthquakes and damaged by fires. In 1944 the Stone Bridge was mined by the Nazis, but when the city was liberated they managed to prevent the explosion of the dynamite and save the bridge from demolition.

 

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The Stone Bridge connects Macedonia Square and the Old Bazaar. On one side it is “guarded” by revolutionaries Goce Delcev and Dame Gruev, on the other side are the Sts. Cyril and Methodius, St. Clement of Ohrid and St. Naum whose monuments were built as part of Skopje 2014 project.

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