Skopje Fortress (Skopsko Kale)

Skopje Fortress – Скопско Кале – Skopsko Kale

The Skopje Fortress  is located on the old part of Skopje overlooking the Vardar River.  The fortress, perhaps protecting a lost Roman city, was built in the 6th Century during the reign of Emperor Justinian I.   Additional walls were added during the 10th & 11th centuries.  Archaeological evidence unearthed within the walls indicates settlements were located here as far back as 4000 B.C.

It’s strategic advantage in the Skopje Valley is obvious and served a vital role during the ancient days of Skupi (Colonia Flavia Scupi). Today the fortress not only serves as a cultural monument but also with the nice landscaping and restoration inside, it serves as a great destination for family walks and cultural events.


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About Brko

I am a Macedonia enthusiast and an adventurer. I really enjoy being immersed in the Macedonian culture, meeting people from all over Makedonija and sharing their traditions and cultural heritage.