The Old Bazaar is arguably the most popular tourist attraction in Skopje, situated in the old part of Skopje and just a short walk from the main square it’s easily reached and explored. The Old Bazaar has characteristics and dynamics of its own kind and it is a survivor of many wars, occupations and cultural and religious changes. It, also remains the oldest living witness of the history of this region as every kingdom and empire, every regime and every rule have let its traces on the rocks of Skopje Old Bazaar.
Every corner here, tells its own story. It represents the old commercial heart of the town and the largest bazaar in the Balkans (besides the one in Istanbul). In the period between the 16-th and 17-th century, the Old Bazaar reached its urban and economic zenith, developing in one of the largest and most significant oriental old bazaars in the Balkans.