Skopje Fortress

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The Skopje Fortress (Скопско Кале; Kalaja e Shkupit; Üsküp Kalesi), commonly referred to as Kale (from kale, the Turkish word for 'fortress'), is a historic fortress located in the old town of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.wikipedia
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Skopje

SkopljeSkopje, MacedoniaCity of Skopje
The Skopje Fortress (Скопско Кале; Kalaja e Shkupit; Üsküp Kalesi), commonly referred to as Kale (from kale, the Turkish word for 'fortress'), is a historic fortress located in the old town of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.
The territory of Skopje has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC; remains of Neolithic settlements have been found within the old Kale Fortress that overlooks the modern city centre.

Old Bazaar, Skopje

Old BazaarIshak Bey MosqueStara Čaršija
The Skopje Fortress (Скопско Кале; Kalaja e Shkupit; Üsküp Kalesi), commonly referred to as Kale (from kale, the Turkish word for 'fortress'), is a historic fortress located in the old town of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.
The Old Bazaar (Стара чаршија; Çarshia e Vjetër; from the Çarşı meaning marketplace) 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.

Democratic Union for Integration

DUIBDI Democratic Union for Integration
Ethnic Albanian groups, with DUI at the forefront, claimed the site contained an older Illyrian structure, and that by virtue of their claimed Illyrian ancestry, the site should be theirs.
After the foundations of a 13th-century church were found by a governmentally funded excavation within the Skopje Fortress complex, the Cultural Heritage Protection Office actioned a project to restore it in the form of a church museum.

List of castles in North Macedonia

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*List of castles in the Republic of Macedonia

North Macedonia

MacedoniaRepublic of MacedoniaMacedonian
The Skopje Fortress (Скопско Кале; Kalaja e Shkupit; Üsküp Kalesi), commonly referred to as Kale (from kale, the Turkish word for 'fortress'), is a historic fortress located in the old town of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.

Centar Municipality, North Macedonia

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It is located in Centar municipality and situated on the highest point in the city overlooking the Vardar River.

Vardar

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It is located in Centar municipality and situated on the highest point in the city overlooking the Vardar River.

Neolithic

Neolithic periodNeolithic AgeNew Stone Age
The first fortress was built in 6th century AD on a land that was inhabited during the Neolithic and Bronze ages (roughly 4000 BC onwards).

Bronze Age

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The first fortress was built in 6th century AD on a land that was inhabited during the Neolithic and Bronze ages (roughly 4000 BC onwards).

Limestone

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It was constructed with yellow limestone and travertine, along with fragments of Latin inscriptions.

Travertine

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It was constructed with yellow limestone and travertine, along with fragments of Latin inscriptions.

Latin

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It was constructed with yellow limestone and travertine, along with fragments of Latin inscriptions.

Roman Empire

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Material for the fortress originated from the Roman city of Skupi, which was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 518.

Emperor

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The fortress is thought to have been built during the rule of emperor Justinian I and constructed further during the 10th and 11th centuries over the remains of emperor Justinian's Byzantine fortress which may have been destroyed due to a number of wars and battles in the region.

Justinian I

JustinianEmperor JustinianJustinian the Great
The fortress is thought to have been built during the rule of emperor Justinian I and constructed further during the 10th and 11th centuries over the remains of emperor Justinian's Byzantine fortress which may have been destroyed due to a number of wars and battles in the region.

First Bulgarian Empire

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The city was capital of the First Bulgarian Empire between 992 and 1015, and was center of the uprising of the Bulgarian Empire against the Byzantine Empire under the rule of Peter Delyan.

Bulgarian Empire

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The city was capital of the First Bulgarian Empire between 992 and 1015, and was center of the uprising of the Bulgarian Empire against the Byzantine Empire under the rule of Peter Delyan.

Byzantine Empire

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The fortress is thought to have been built during the rule of emperor Justinian I and constructed further during the 10th and 11th centuries over the remains of emperor Justinian's Byzantine fortress which may have been destroyed due to a number of wars and battles in the region. The city was capital of the First Bulgarian Empire between 992 and 1015, and was center of the uprising of the Bulgarian Empire against the Byzantine Empire under the rule of Peter Delyan.

Peter Delyan

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The city was capital of the First Bulgarian Empire between 992 and 1015, and was center of the uprising of the Bulgarian Empire against the Byzantine Empire under the rule of Peter Delyan.

Middle Ages

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Not much is known about the Medieval fortress apart from a few documents which outline minor characteristics in the fortress' appearance.

Stefan Dušan

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In 1346 at the Skopje Fortress, Stefan Dušan adopted the title of Emperor at his coronation and he had transferred the capital of Serbian Empire to Skopje.

Emperor of the Serbs

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In 1346 at the Skopje Fortress, Stefan Dušan adopted the title of Emperor at his coronation and he had transferred the capital of Serbian Empire to Skopje.

Serbian Empire

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In 1346 at the Skopje Fortress, Stefan Dušan adopted the title of Emperor at his coronation and he had transferred the capital of Serbian Empire to Skopje.

Evliya Çelebi

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In 1660, Evliya Çelebi, a chronicler of the Ottoman Empire, wrote an in-depth account on the appearance of the fortress while traveling through the territories of the Empire:

Chronicle

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In 1660, Evliya Çelebi, a chronicler of the Ottoman Empire, wrote an in-depth account on the appearance of the fortress while traveling through the territories of the Empire: