The Stone Bridge which spans over the Vardar River has a long history that is directly tied to those living in Skopje. The Skopje area has always been the seat of Macedonia since the Roman Rule of the 5th century when the capital was Skupi, a town that is just on the outskirts of the modern day capital. The Stone Bridge has been part of the area since that time. Through earthquakes and government changes, this Stone Bridge has survived much. It has been rebuilt many times in its life time. The most recognizable feature of the bridge is its arches.
This bridge is a great way to see the Vardar River as it flows beneath. Although the history of the bridge has not always been as tranquil as it is today. It was once a popular sight for public executions where the victim’s heads would then be displayed. Luckily, that grisly practice has fallen out of favor. Today, the Stone Bridge is a beautiful spot in Skopje.
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