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Old Bazaar Skopje: Odd Kebab in an Odd City

Old Bazaar Skopje is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been.

What is there to do in Skopje besides take photos of monument after monument? The answer is the same for every city I visit: eat and, when available, drink. Across the bridge from the Alexander the Great statue and only paces away from the Marriott Skopje is the Old Bazaar. I stopped for some tea before having a snack before my big dinner at Skopski Merak, a traditional Macedonian restaurant. The snack turned into a full meal as I had a full order of kebab, salad, and a beer. The kebab was nothing like I’ve had before. It was freshly made but oddly shaped. Like Arabic kebab, it was served with raw onion and bread. While it doesn’t make the list for Best Kebab in the World, it was distinctive and pleasant. The grand total for this small feast was 420 denar or $7.73.

a glass of tea on a plate with a lemon wedge a table with food and beer on it a plate of food on a counter a bottle of beer next to a glass of beer a plate of food on a table a plate of food on a table a paper with black text on it a man cooking food in a kitchen

Apart from eating and drinking, it is worth wandering around the Old Bazaar to see the contrast between it and the weird monument museum across the way.

a street signs on a pole a group of bunny shaped statues outside a street with buildings and a person sitting on a bench a street with tables and umbrellas over it a building with a tower on the side



  1. That’s Kebap in Macedonian or for plural kebapcinja. The Kebab that you are familiar with it’s called Doner/Durum (depends if it is in wrap or normal bread) or Gyros for greek one.
    210 denars for 10 kebaps is rip off , you could get them for 140-150 denars almost everywhere, and that small beer for 120 is rip off too especially in normal kafana.

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