Museum of the Macedonian Struggle
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The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Sovereignty and Independence - Museum of VMRO - Museum of the Victims of the Communist Regime is a national museum of North Macedonia located in the capital city of Skopje.The exhibit covers the period from the beginning of the resistance movement against…
The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Sovereignty and Independence - Museum of VMRO - Museum of the Victims of the Communist Regime is a national museum of North Macedonia located in the capital city of Skopje.
This museum offers guided tours on English and is in its way "Madam Tussauds" of Skopje due to its wax figure collection.
The exhibit covers the period from the beginning of the resistance movement against the Ottoman rule, until the declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on 8 September 1991.
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“Occupying the old train station building where the stone fingers of the clock remain frozen in time at 5.17am – the moment Skopje's devastating earthquake struck on 27 July 1963, killing 1070 people – this museum operates as an art gallery for rotating exhibitions, with one area dedicated to a moving exhibition chronicling the horrific events of the earthquake through video footage and photos.”
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“This extraordinary memorial is the most unique church you'll see in North Macedonia. Inside the building, there's a small museum displaying memorabilia relating to the famed Catholic nun of Calcutta, born in Skopje in 1910.”
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“This supersized pile of Italianate-styled marble has been a giant receptacle for Skopje's recent splurge on government-led monuments to boost national pride. Inside, there are three floors displaying the cream of Macedonian archaeological excavations beneath the dazzle of hundreds of tiny lights. Highlights include Byzantine treasures; sophisticated 3D reconstructions of early Macedonian faces from skulls; a pint-sized replica of an early Christian basilica showing the life phases of mosaic conservation; and a Phoenician royal necropolis.”
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“Big shopping mall, Ramstore supermarket, florist, exchange office and bank. Inside you can find Ikona - bookstore where you can purchase books on Macedonia, but also a number of foreign titles in the original language. Impressive food court above. Mix of Italian/Chinese clothing at very discounted prices and high end fashion at skyrocketed price can be found one next to each other here.”
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“Matka Canyon is the pride and joy of Skopje. It has the largest underwater cave in Europe visited by many professional divers and speleologists. It hosts a number of monasteries and restaurants and it's a must to visit when in Skopje. ”
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