Old Bazaar, Skopje
Old Bazaar, Skopje
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  • Ričards Edijs
    Latvia105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place where the past meets the present
    The Old Bazaar is almost like a time machine that embodies a part of Macedonian history. Moreover, it allows one to understand how multicultural North Macedonia is. A very pleasant atmosphere, people are welcoming and respectful towards the interest shown in their products, that is, they are not too persistent to proactively motivate you to buy something. Plenty of small local specialized shops (e.g., candles, hats, sweets...), local restaurants/cafes serve both: European and local cuisine for decent prices, and the staff has sufficient English knowledge. There are many hidden gems (both: places and stores) on smaller streets, therefore, don't hesitate to be curious and explore the Old Bazaar. If you are in the right mood, you can try to bargain with the shop owners about some goods :)
    Visited March 2023
    Written 3 March 2023
  • Reluctant Reviewer
    London, United Kingdom44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of Skopje
    Definitely worth visiting and wandering the car-free streets. You probably won't buy anything though... Plenty of places to eat. A couple of modern and too large buildings have recently been built, but they are a rare blot.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Natalia
    London, United Kingdom73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good walk:)
    Nice vibrant place day and night:). A lot of to seeing. A lots of little cafes selling local food and drink. Amazing sweets and good strong Turkish coffee. Good for walk, was not very crowded.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Immerse in the culture
    Old Bazaar is a definite must visit. Visit in the day and at night for two different experiences. Walk through the different shops, restaurants and stores and enjoy the ambiance. Sip some rakia, and enjoy like the locals do. This area is a totally lively one and I guarantee you will not be bored. You can also get lots of souvenirs in this to purchase at reasonable prices. Go and enjoy.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Arsenie V
    Medellin, Colombia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Astonishing place!
    Visit the Old Bazaar without a doubt. For two distinct experiences, visit during the day and at night. Enjoy the atmosphere as you stroll through the various businesses, restaurants, and retail outlets. Enjoy some rakia the way the locals do. I can assure you that you won't get bored in this region because it is very lively. Additionally, there are many souvenirs available here that you may buy for affordable costs. Go and have fun.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Gayle C
    94 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colourful and busy
    Wow - I had no idea how big this would be. A real surprise - but a great way to spend a few hours. Such a variety to be sold. Unfortunately I was followed around by an overzealous store holder. I’d take a step, she’d take a step. I understand she possibly has a problem with shoplifting, but didn’t find it pleasant. Aside that - fantastic
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 December 2023
  • jordanellie41
    Longridge, United Kingdom1,068 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    QUAINT COBBLED NARROW CHARMING WALKWAYS
    The Old Bazaar is a huge maze of main and narrow walkways with shops and street vendors everywhere. It's a place where old meets new with traditional Turkish wear, restaurants, market stalls where you can buy anything from a wedding dress to a fake Louis Vuitton beanie hat. The streets are narrow with cobbled stones and unlike many souks abroad there's no one trying desperately to usher you into their shop which can be annoying. Personally. I didn't buy anything but it was a very lovely walk around seeing the different shops and people watching
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 December 2023
  • MissHK2009
    Hong Kong, China3,900 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a Visit
    I joined a one-day local tour from Sophia to Skopje. Had 4 hours in Skopje city centre including a walk here. Although it cannot be compared with other bazaars like those in Turkey or Tunis in terms of scale and variety of things to see, I find this bazaar worth a visit still. Found a local eatery for quick lunch. I felt safe too in this city.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 February 2024
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MissHK2009
Hong Kong, China3,900 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I joined a one-day local tour from Sophia to Skopje. Had 4 hours in Skopje city centre including a walk here. Although it cannot be compared with other bazaars like those in Turkey or Tunis in terms of scale and variety of things to see, I find this bazaar worth a visit still. Found a local eatery for quick lunch. I felt safe too in this city.
Written 28 February 2024
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Sherree C
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Historical and interesting. Great little restaurants. Oldest church, crafts, materials, clothing design shop. Old part of Turkish fort. Great day.
Written 3 February 2024
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Nik f
Maribor, Slovenia81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Nicely arranged old part of the city, many bars, shops, souvenirs... Edenia's problem is the beggars, who are very numerous
Written 8 January 2024
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,068 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The Old Bazaar is a huge maze of main and narrow walkways with shops and street vendors everywhere. It's a place where old meets new with traditional Turkish wear, restaurants, market stalls where you can buy anything from a wedding dress to a fake Louis Vuitton beanie hat. The streets are narrow with cobbled stones and unlike many souks abroad there's no one trying desperately to usher you into their shop which can be annoying. Personally. I didn't buy anything but it was a very lovely walk around seeing the different shops and people watching
Written 1 December 2023
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Gayle C
94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Wow - I had no idea how big this would be. A real surprise - but a great way to spend a few hours. Such a variety to be sold. Unfortunately I was followed around by an overzealous store holder.
I’d take a step, she’d take a step.
I understand she possibly has a problem with shoplifting, but didn’t find it pleasant.
Aside that - fantastic
Written 1 December 2023
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Belfasttravelguy
Belfast, UK1,756 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This is a nice bazaar in Skopje with lots of cobbled streets and plenty of shops of all sorts including clothing, jewellery and souvenirs. On the one hand it’s very easy to walk around and on the other hand it’s equally as easy to get a bit lost! There are also several restaurants and bars in the area.
Written 27 October 2023
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Arsenie V
Medellin, Colombia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Visit the Old Bazaar without a doubt. For two distinct experiences, visit during the day and at night. Enjoy the atmosphere as you stroll through the various businesses, restaurants, and retail outlets. Enjoy some rakia the way the locals do. I can assure you that you won't get bored in this region because it is very lively. Additionally, there are many souvenirs available here that you may buy for affordable costs. Go and have fun.
Written 12 October 2023
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,379 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The old bazaar is quaint with cobbled streets that seem to wind aimlessly.
There are so many little shops and stalls selling all sorts of goods including souvenirs.
Written 16 September 2023
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Old Bazaar is a definite must visit. Visit in the day and at night for two different experiences. Walk through the different shops, restaurants and stores and enjoy the ambiance. Sip some rakia, and enjoy like the locals do. This area is a totally lively one and I guarantee you will not be bored. You can also get lots of souvenirs in this to purchase at reasonable prices. Go and enjoy.
Written 28 August 2023
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Natalia
London, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Nice vibrant place day and night:).
A lot of to seeing. A lots of little cafes selling local food and drink. Amazing sweets and good strong Turkish coffee.
Good for walk, was not very crowded.
Written 24 August 2023
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