Old Bazaar, Skopje

Local nameБит-пазар
LocationChair, Skopje, North Macedonia

The Old Bazaar is a bazaar located in Skopje, North Macedonia, situated on the eastern bank of the Vardar River, stretching from the Stone Bridge to the Bit-Pazar and from the Skopje Fortress to the Serava river. The Old Bazaar falls primarily within the borders of Čair Municipality but a part of it is located in Centar Municipality. As one of the oldest and largest marketplaces in the Balkans, it has been Skopje's centre for trade and commerce since at least the 12th century.

The earliest known sources that describe the existence of a merchant quarter on the bazaar's territory date back to the 12th century. During Ottoman rule of Skopje, the Old Bazaar developed rapidly to become city's main centre of commerce. The Ottoman history of the bazaar is evidenced by roughly thirty mosques, numerous caravanserais and hans, among other buildings and monuments.

Tags MarketPublic MarketOttoman ArchitectureHidden Gem
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Bazaar,_Skopje

Address Улица Никола Мартиновски, Скопје, Macedonia

Coordinates 42°0'13.388" N 21°26'22.069" E

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