Guide to SKOPJE

Tetovo Fortress – a symbol of the city


The town of Tetovo is situated at the foot of the picturesque  Shar Mountain, and is a place where different cultures, religions and people have always mixed together. In our reportage find out more about the history, tradition and cultural features of Tetovo.

The most complex and unique cultural object is the Tetovo Kale. The fortress was built in 1820 by Redzep Pasha and his son Abdurahman Pasha before the fall of the Ottoman Empire. It is surrounded by walls up to 4 metres wide, built with limestone.

Zoran Dimovski