Sirok Sokak – the most famous street in Macedonia

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Shirok Sokak – today

The need, most of the public life to be in the center of the city, which always had an intense cultural and entertainment life, made this street a place where many representative buildings were built: The building of Bitola Museum, Army House, Hotel Epinal, House of Culture, the Catholic Church, Clock Tower, Yeni mosque, Isac mosque, Church “Sv.Dimitrij” and others.

Bitola Museum

Bitola Museum

House of Army - Oficerski - Bitola, Macedonia

House of Army – Oficerski – Bitola, Macedonia

Sirok Sokak Bitola - Architecture

Architecture – Sirok Sokak Bitola

Architecture - Sirok Sokak street in Bitola, Macedonia

Architecture – Sirok Sokak Bitola

The architects from Bitola and Macedonia, with love and invention, made a perfect connection between the various European styles and domestic constructing tradition. Thus, they achieved remarkably harmonious relations, harmony lines, noble simplicity, functionality, feeling of elegance and taste.
In fact, Sirok Sokak is recognizable everyday Bitola street space, where many of virtues and habits of Bitola can be seen, often loved and hated, welcoming and sending various common and prominent people: kings and emperors, sultans and Grand Viziers, bishops and missionaries.

Shirok Sokak in Bitola Macedonia

Aldo the name of this street was changed many times, according to the various rulers: Abdul Hamid street (Hamidi, Hamidie – during Turkish rule), King Peter (During Serb rule), King Boris (during Bulgarian rule in WW2), Marshal Tito street (during the state Yugoslavia), the local name of the street stayed the same (which today is official) and Sirok Sokak today is the most representative feature of the city of Bitola.

Sirok Sokak - the main street in Bitola

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