If I go to Bitola
If I go to Bitola (Ако одам во Битола)
I will walk on Sirok Sokak (Ќе прошетам по Широк Сокак)
And on “Dembel” bazaar (А на Дембел чаршија)
I will drink coffee (Кафе ќе се напијам)
…. (Folk song from Bitola)
People in Bitola say:
“If you were in Bitola and you haven’t walked through Main Street, then you have seen nothing.”
Sirok Sokak (Широк Сокак – Wide Street) is the main and busiest street in Bitola, with numerous shops and bars. Located in the city center, as the local population says, this is the place where you go if you want to see someone in Bitola or to be seen. On Sirok Sokak are located many shops, bars, restaurants, the theater, city museum, galleries, and cafes.
Sirok Sokak is the place where you can drink your morning coffee while, enjoying the oldest architectural works and buildings in the Balkans, which decorate the city since Turkish times.
Shirok Sokak – old photos