Republic of Macedonia is popularly known as Macedonia, is another landlocked country in the Balkans region. The country has many places of interests and offers wonderful natural beauty. There are many famous places in FYR of Macedonia, which you can visit during your trip to the country. Given below is a list of few such famous places in and around the country.
Skopje is one of the most famous places in FYR of Macedonia, as it is the capital city and is one of the largest cities of the country. It is the main economic, cultural, political and academic center of the country. During Roman period this place was known as Scupi.
This place has still has the reminiscent of the Neolithic settlement, which can be found at the Kale Fortress, which now overlooks the modern city. There are many famous places which you can visit during your trip to the city. Few such places are mentioned below:
- Church of St. Spas
- Old Railway Station
- Kale Fortress
- Macedonia Square
Among various live museums, Krusevo is one of the live museums that are famous for its architectures, paintings and cultural sites, which date back its origin during 1903 Llinden uprising against the Ottaman rule. Even though the rebels failed to win, but the museum is still there, which is the symbol of national struggle and freedom. You can see different kinds of sculptures, artifacts, and various other items that were used during the freedom struggle. The memory of the famous Macedonian artist Nikola Martinoski is preserved in a traditional house, which contains paintings, artifacts etc.
Mavrovo National Park is situated in the highest mountain peak of Macedonia, which is located in the western-central part of the country. This reserve forest has more than 100 varieties of rare plants and trees. There is also a lake beside the park, where varieties of migratory birds flocks in. As the reserve forest is located atop a hill, it is one of the best places for ski and it also offers wonderful view of the surrounding areas. This place is a popular tourist attraction, as you can enjoy the scenic beauty and can also engage in different outdoor activities.
There are many fortress in Macedonia, but Marko's Fortress is one of the most popular and famous places in FYR of Macedonia, where you can drop in during your trip to the country. In fact it is one of the largest fortresses in the Balkan region and it was constructed 720 million years ago. The monument is located near Prilep and the structure represents the Slavic culture that was there during the Bronze Age.
Lake Ohrid is one of the deepest and oldest lakes of Europe, which preserves a unique aquatic ecosystem. It in fact has 200 types of species, which are of worldwide importance. This place was declared as world heritage site by UNESCO in 1979 and is one of the famous places of tourist attractions.
As this place is a heritage site, human activity and other different activities in the lake is restricted. You can enjoy some spectacular views of the surrounding places from the shore of the lake.