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heraclea lyncestis bitola macedonia
Heraclea Lyncestis Heraclea Lyncestis is ancient Macedonian city located 2 km from Bitola. Founded in the middle of IV-th century B.C. by Philip the Macedon, Heraclea existed for over a millennium as an important strategic point. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qrNqkqhzZs] Open Hours: Every day April - October: 09.00 – 18.00 h October - March: 09.00 – 16.00 ч In the middle of the II-nd century B....
NI Institute and Museum Bitola
Bitola Museum is located in the building called “Old army Barack”, which is registered monument of culture of first category. Open hours: Every day 08.00 – 16.00 On Mondays there are no guided tours Built as a military high school (Idadie) in 1848 when the city of Bitola (Monastir) was military, administrative, political and commercial center of European Turkey, the...
Clock Tower in Bitola
The Clock Tower with imposing height of 32 meters, is the most recognizable landmark of Bitola. According to some historical records, a clock tower in Bitola is mentioned as early as 1664, but we can not reliably determine whether it is the same Clock Tower that exists today. According to some researchers, today's Clock Tower was built at the same...
Bezisten - covered bazaar in Bitola
Preserved records from Bitola, pertaining the period from the XVI-XIX century, mention many public buildings characteristic of Turkish construction, including the covered bazaar “Bezisten - Bedesten” with its 86 stores. Built in the XV century, this covered bazaar is a donation of Begler-Bey of Rumelia, the Grand Vizier and the famous donor Kodzha Daut Pasha Uzuncarsili. Due to frequent robbery and...
Bitola bazaar
Bazaars in Bitola flourished especially during the nineteenth century, when they were spread from “Drven Pazar” (Дрвен пазар - wood market) to “At Pazar” (Ат Пазар - Horse Market), with more than 2,000 stores, many shops, mills, inns and Covered Bazaar – Bezisten. There were over 30 functionally divided bazaars, determined according to the goods being sold: Pekmez bazaar (Пекмез...
Big Lake - National park Pelister, Macedonia
Pelister - the oldest national park in Macedonia Pelister (2601 m) is the highest peak of Baba Mountain and the third highest peak in Macedonia. Pelister is often used as the name of Baba Mountain and also as synonymous with the city of Bitola. The peak Pelister with the slopes of Baba Mountain, in 1948 is proclaimed as a National park,...
Isak Mosque in Bitola
Isak Mosque is the largest and main mosque in Bitola, situated along the north bank of the Dragor River. Built in 1506, the whole mosque complex was ideally situated between the government buildings, covered bazaar Bezisten and the Big Bridge to the other side of the river connecting it with the main street Sirok Sokak. Isak Mosque - Bitola 1848 -...
Catholic Church - Sacred Heart of Jesus Bitola
The Catholic Church “Sacred Heart of Jesus” is located in Bitola city center on the main street Shirok Sokak. In the middle of XIX century in Bitola were opened numerous consular offices and many foreign officials, merchants and members of their families, came in the city. The increased number of Catholic believers, required constant presence of priest, who would take...
Yeni Mosque Bitola (Јени џамија)
Yeni Mosque in Bitola is located in the city center on the right side of the River Dragor near the Clock Tower. It was built by Kadi Mahmud Effendi in 1558-59, and in Bitola is known as Yeni (Turkish for  - New) Mosque. The base of the mosque is square, covered with a dome. Next to the mosque is a minaret,...
Св. Димитриј, Битола
The church St. Dimitrij (Saint Demetrios) in Bitola was built in 1830, replacing the former burnt chapel from 1726. Built with special permission of the Turkish authorities, the church supposed to be modest and nondescript building, lower than the surrounding mosques. Therefore, it was dug into the ground and it was built in just four months with donations from Bitola Christians. The...