Kale fortress

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Tvrdina Kale (Skopje Kale)
Тврдина Кале (Скопско Кале)

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Kale fortress
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  location & map Kale fortress

elevation / altitude
268 meters
distance
0.57 km from main square / Skopje
latitude / longitude
42°0′3″N, 21°25′55″E


  about Kale fortress

Kale fortress has the dominant place in Skopje. It was built of stone blocks from the ruins of the city of Scupi, during the rule of the Byzantium Emperor Justinijan the 1st.
The ramparts of the Skopsko Kale are 121 meter long and today one square, one rectangular and one round tower are saved. It originates from the 6th century, while it's presents appearance is from the Ottoman period.
The great complex since 1392 was stationary of the Turkish army until 1913, when Skopje falls under Serbian authority. And in the period from 1913 to 1953 here was settled the Yugoslav army.
Today in the space of the fortress is an arranged park, which serves for recreation and fun, and in the evening hours besides the sounds of the Macedonian folks music, the visitors have a wonderful view on the city and the river Vardar from there.
Currently this fortification is being reconstructed.



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