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„Welcome to Bitola“ – documentary – 1988 year

Tourist Union Bitola 1987/88
– Producer – Pande Dimitrovski (then employed in the Tourist Union – Marketing)
– The text was read by: Ruza Karajanova – Stojanovic
– Eng. Team: Vasil Proeski, Stevce Mitrevski, Dragi Minovski, Zlatko Stavrevski
– Editing: Alexo Bonevski
– Music illustration: Nikolce Terzievski
– Screenplay and direction – Nikola Talevski
– Broadcast on Television Skopje (Macedonian Radio Television) 1988

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Bratin Dol – artificial accumulation

Вештачка акумулација - Братин Дол

The artificial accumulation “Bratin Dol” is located in the vicinity of the motorcycle track and is one of the favorite locations of cyclists and mountaineers who recreate in this part of the Municipality of Bitola.

Bratindol Lake near #Bitola city, #Macedonia

Fishermen are also a common sight, and during our visit, we had the pleasure of meeting the friendly villagers who were grazing their cattle near the lake.

The accumulatio is located about 7 km from Bitola city, near the village of Bratin Dol. The immediate vicinity of the reservoir can be reached by the asphalt road, after which due to the poor condition of the dirt road, you have to continue on foot about 300 meters.

In the past, when the dirt road was in better condition and when the motorcycle track was often used, this place was one of the favorite picnic locations of the people of Bitola city.

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Date of photos: 10.06.2020


Dirt road leading to Bradin-Dol Lake
The dirt road leading to Bradin Dol Lake
Dirt road leading to Bradin Dol Lake
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Monument to the fallen fighters from the Ilinden period and the National Liberation War in Capari village

Споменик на паднатите борци од илинденскиот период и НОВ во с. Цапари

During the Ilinden Uprising, the inhabitants of the village of Capari became actively involved in the armed struggle against the Turkish rulers. Together with the villages of Gjavato and Smilevo, the core of the uprising in Bitola region was in this area.

The village of Capari lost 96 freedom fighters in the uprising, whose names are written on the monument that today is located in the center of the village. The names of 16 fighters who gave their lives during the National Liberation War are also written on the monument.

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#Capari village, near #Bitola, #Macedonia - Monument to the Fallen Fighters from the Ilinden Period and the National Liberation War
#Capari village, near #Bitola, #Macedonia - Monument to the Fallen Fighters from the Ilinden Period and the National Liberation War
#Capari village, near #Bitola, #Macedonia - Monument to the Fallen Fighters from the Ilinden Period and the National Liberation War
#Capari village, near #Bitola, #Macedonia - Monument to the Fallen Fighters from the Ilinden Period and the National Liberation War
#Capari village, near #Bitola, #Macedonia - Monument to the Fallen Fighters from the Ilinden Period and the National Liberation War
#Capari village, near #Bitola, #Macedonia - Monument to the Fallen Fighters from the Ilinden Period and the National Liberation War
#Capari village, near #Bitola, #Macedonia - Monument to the Fallen Fighters from the Ilinden Period and the National Liberation War
#Capari village, near #Bitola, #Macedonia - Monument to the Fallen Fighters from the Ilinden Period and the National Liberation War

#Capari village, near #Bitola, #Macedonia - Monument to the Fallen Fighters from the Ilinden Period and the National Liberation War

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“The Real Pool” on Caparska River – Capari village

Вистински вир село Цапари

Capari is a mountain village 15 km away from Bitola, on the slopes of Baba Mountain at an altitude of 1,010 meters. “Caparski” or “Vistinski Vir” (transl. The Real Pool) is located in the upper part of the village.

The initiative for arranging the pool started in 2015 when a wall was added to the old natural pool, which significantly increased the bathing area, and also the surrounding area was arranged with benches and bridges for easier access to the other side of the river.

The residents from Capari village say this is a pool only for “real men” and that only a few are able to withstand the cold water of the Caparska River even in summer. It is interesting to note that the Holy Cross is thrown at this place in the winter during the Christian holiday of Epiphany.

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"The Real Pool" on Caparska River, #Capari village, #Bitola Municipality, #Macedonia
"The Real Pool" on Caparska River, #Capari village, #Bitola Municipality, #Macedonia
"The Real Pool" on Caparska River, #Capari village, #Bitola Municipality, #Macedonia
"The Real Pool" on Caparska River, #Capari village, #Bitola Municipality, #Macedonia
"The Real Pool" on Caparska River, #Capari village, #Bitola Municipality, #Macedonia
"The Real Pool" on Caparska River, #Capari village, #Bitola Municipality, #Macedonia
"The Real Pool" on Caparska River, #Capari village, #Bitola Municipality, #Macedonia
"The Real Pool" on Caparska River, #Capari village, #Bitola Municipality, #Macedonia
"The Real Pool" on Caparska River, #Capari village, #Bitola Municipality, #Macedonia
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Mountain Hut Shiroka

Shiroka Mountain Hut

The mountain hut Shiroka is located at an altitude of 1950 meters below the peak Pelister. Also known as “the hunting lodge”, the object was used only during the summer months by blueberry pickers, who used it as a place to sleep and store the collected blueberries.

Since 2016, the process of renovation of the object has been started by PSK “Dimitar Ilievski Murato” and the Ski Club Pelister FreeRide, in order to provide decent conditions within the facility.

The mountain hut has a single room with beds, a dining room, and kitchen. The heating is with wood, and electricity is provided by an aggregate.

The mountain lodge is one of the favorite places for recreational hikers or as a stopover for mountaineers, cyclists, and off-road vehicles heading to Antenna and Big Lake.
During the winter months, a real attraction is the Freeride ski tours organized by SF FreeRide (more information ..).

How to get to the Shiroka Mountain Lodge

The easiest way to reach the Shiroka Mountain Lodge is to use the dirt road, which starts near the Info Center. The road is suitable for 4×4 off-road vehicles and is ideal for hiking and mountain biking. After passing about 9 km, you will reach the Shiroka Mountain Lodge.
The mountain lodge operates only with prior notice.

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Bridge near Bezisten and Isak Mosque – then and now

Isak Mosque during WW1 compared to 2020

Bitola then and now. Old photo – French soldier and local population at the bridge near Bezisten Bazaar and Isak Mosque, during the First World War, compared to the same location in March 2020.

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Isak Mosque, March 2020Isak Mosque during WW1 compared to 2020
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Ministry of Defense – Regional Unit Bitola

Министерство за одбрана - Подрачна единица Битола

Activity: Organizes the defense in institutions, public enterprises, companies in the area of the municipality of Bitola, in accordance with the obligations under the Law on Defense.

Contact

Ministry of Defense – Regional Unit Bitola

  • Address: Slavko Lumbarkovski bb, 7000 Bitola
  • Phone: +389 47 202 911
  • Fax: +389 47 202 935
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Police station – Sector of Internal Affairs – Bitola

Сектор за Внатрешни работи - Битола

Activity: Protecting the life, personal security, and property of citizens, maintaining public order and peace, preventing the commission of crimes, detecting and apprehending perpetrators, regulating and controlling road traffic and other safety-related matters, road traffic.

Contact

Sector of Internal Affairs – Bitola

  • Address: ul. Bul 1-vi Maj bb, 7000, Bitola
  • Phone: +389 47 225 110

Police – emergency number – 192

Police Station – Velushina village

  • Phone: +389 47 284 602

Police Station – Novaci village

  • Phone: +389 47-282-122
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Ministry of Justice – Regional Unit Bitola

Министерство за правда - Подрачна единица Битола

Activity: Updating Voter Lists – registering changes in address data, relocation (new data), registration of citizens who have acquired the right to vote and deleting citizens from the voter list on various grounds.

Authentication of signatures in the process of collecting signatures on the initiative of citizens. Within this branch office, there are local offices that run: Birth, Marriage and Death Registry.

The State Administrative Inspectorate for Bitola and Demir Hisar are located within the Ministry of Justice as an independent body.

Contact

Ministry of Justice – Regional Unit Bitola

  • Address: Bul 1vi Maj, bb, 7000 Bitola
  • Phone: +389 47 220-864
  • +389 71 223 392
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Ministry of Economy – Regional Unit Bitola

Министерство за економија

Direct supervision of the operations of entities in the fields of trade, catering and tourism, production, handicraft.

Ministry of Economy – Regional Unit Bitola

  • Address: ul. Bul 1-vi Maj bb, 7000 Bitola
  • Phone: +389 47 237-020; +389 47 237-239
  • Fax:+389 47 203-088

State Inspectorate – Dept. Bitola

  • Phone: +389 47 223-635
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