You have probably never considered traveling to the Republic of Macedonia, but this country located on the Balkan peninsula has many more attractions than you can imagine. For example, it offers a different nature, with huge mountains, beautiful lakes and spectacular natural parks. In addition, here you will find colorful cities full of tradition. Of course, we cannot forget to mention its surprising history and its cultural heritage.
Part of the former Yugoslavia until 1991, Macedonia is a mix of civilizations, a kind of crossroads between East and West. Today in Hard Hobbit To Break we move to this country in southeastern Europe to get to know some of its cities more important. As always, we are going to base ourselves on the number of inhabitants, so we apologize in advance if we have left any important municipality in the pipeline.
First of all, we want to talk about Skopje, the capital and the largest city in Macedonia. It is located in the upper course of the Vardar river, in one of the main routes Balkan. Although it developed rapidly after World War II, in 1962 it was shaken by a strong earthquake. Despite this, it retains notable vestiges of its past. Today it is the political, economic, cultural and academic center of the country.
The second most populous city in Macedonia is Bitola, which is located in the southwestern part of the country. It is an important administrative, cultural, industrial, educational and commercial center, in addition to being an important knot of communications. It is important to note that since the Ottoman period it has been known as "city of the consuls", since some European countries had their consulates in the city.
Another important Macedonian city is Kumanovo, which is located in the northeast part, near the capital. Surrounded by numerous mountains, the city has several monuments dating from prehistoric times.
We continue our tour of the cities more important of the Republic of Macedonia in Prilep, known as "the city under the Marko Towers", as it is located very close to the Prince Marko Towers.
The fifth most populous city in the country is Tetovo, which is located in the northwest, in the foothills of Šar Mountain. Divided by the Pena River, it houses important monuments, like the Lešok monastery, with the churches of Saint Athanasius and the Holy Virgin, which is an excellent example of the Byzantine style.
We also have to talk about Veles, a city located in the center of Macedonia, on the banks of the Vardar river. It is considered as a city of culture, history, tradition and poetry. Also, it is important to note that it hides old churches centenarians and an important cultural heritage.
Macedonia's seventh most populous city is Štip, which runs along the Bregalnica River in the west of the country. If you have the opportunity to visit this place you will find a monastery of the fourteenth century and the ruins of a castle.
We also have to talk about Ohrid, which sits on the shores of the lake of the same name. It is important to note that the city and its surroundings have been declared a World Heritage Site by the Unesco for its natural, cultural and historical values.
Another important Macedonian city is Gostivar, which is located in the upper valley region of Polog. Nearby is the village Vrutok, which is home to the gorge of Macedonia's largest river, the Vardar.
Finally, we must talk about Strumica, an important administrative, cultural, industrial and commercial center of Macedonia, in addition to being one of its main centers tourist. Located on the banks of the homonymous river, it is very close to Bulgaria.
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