Around Vardar River
Skopje is located on the upper course of the Vardar River. Around the river, the people spend their time running and having the sun when the summer arrives. Now, it is impossible to imagine high temperatures. It is cold and snowing sometimes, but it is really beautiful too, to see the landscapes in winter. In fact, on the top of the Mount Vodno, there is the biggest cross in the world. That is that the people say. The tall is 66 metres. It was built to celebrate the 2000th anniversary of the birth Christ. You also can know the way that Muslim practice their religion. They are a big part of the population. Skopje has a population about 600.000 inhabitants.
The Kament Most is really beautiful. Around this bridge, you can see big statues, most of them were built recently, by the Project Skopje 2014. The main square shows the monument of Alexander The Great. His father, Filipo II, is in front of him.
The old bazaar is the most popular neighborhood of Skopje. It is possible to enjoy the day and the night too in this district. There are bars to drink, and places to eat typical food, too. ‘La Caña’ is one of these places. It is a Spanish woman´s bar. Not much population of Spain lives in Macedonia, but, in general, the Macedonian loves this country and Spanish language.
Macedonian people spend their time enjoying when they can. The time was interrupted fifty years ago, in 1963, when Skopje was hit by a disastrous earthquake. Around one thousand people died. The clock of the old train station shows the hour of this disaster: 5:17 am.
Kale Fortress protects inhabitants of Skopje. Here, the tourist can see good views of the city. It is a good way to say “See you soon”, never good bye, capital of Macedonia.