Skopje Aqueduct

If you are looking for a piece of history, that’s been greatly preserved and conveniently located near the capital, an impressive brick and stone structure awaits. An archeological site 2km from central Skopje, the village of Vizbegovo is home to one of the last remaining aqueducts on the Balkan Peninsula. Offering great photo opportunities and medieval ambient to immerse yourself into, the Roman aqueduct is a sight to behold.

Skopje Aqueduct

The Skopje Aqueduct is an aqueduct and archaeological site located in the neighbourhood of Vizbegovo 2 km (1.2 mi) northwest of central Skopje. The Skopje Aqueduct is the only aqueduct in Macedonia, and one of three largest and well preserved in the former Yugoslavia along with Diocletianus Aqueduct near Split, Croatia and Bar Aqueduct in Montenegro.

If Canyon Matka and the mountain of Vodno are the nature gateways of Skopje, the archeological site of the Roman aqueduct is perhaps the single most impressive cultural heritage.

Skopje Aqueduct

The historical significance partially stems from the fact that it is the only preserved aqueduct on the territory of Macedonia. Zooming out, only two others remain in what is now the former Yugoslav republic – one in Croatia, near Split, known as the Diocletianus aqueduct, and the other in Montenegro known as the Bar aqueduct. All of them, including the Roman aqueduct in Skopje, were parts of larger water systems stretching for hundreds of miles.

The photo shoots look surreal, and the entire site is unforgettable, taking you centuries back, only to marvel at the grandiose infrastructure of the past, seeing how it stretches far ahead. If you are staying in Skopje for a while longer, definitely go and pay this place a visit. You will be happy that you did.

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