Curated experience: Cute Brute Skopje 🏛️

Discover the awe-inspiring world of cosmic concrete and immerse yourself in Skopje’s breathtaking brutalist architecture. 💫✨
No other city on Earth boasts as many examples of this unique style! 😮 Skopje, following the global trend, showcases remarkable examples of brutalist architecture from the 1960s to the 1980s. 🌍🌆 The style flourished after the devastating 1963 earthquake, which destroyed 85% of the city’s buildings. 😢🏚️

🏚️In my curated experience, I’ve handpicked and mapped 🗺️ many locations with this iconic structures for you to explore and appreciate. Our adventure is filled with clues, maps, quotes, and riddles, making it a unique and unforgettable experience.

📓 This experience was inspired by my guidebook “The Modernist Architecture of Skopje”. 📘


  • Opportunity to witness the cosmic era examples of the breathtaking brutalist architectural style around the city.
  • Discovering the story of Skopje’s resilience and rebirth following the catastrophic 1963 earthquake.
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of the local culture during the communisms and socialisms.
  • Sneak-peak in the hidden place where the original plans of Kenzo Tange are kept.
  • A few extra stories with a twists about the cosmic concrete style that will enrich your experience throughout the journey.

Join me on this unique architectural journey! 🌟🔍

🕛 Duration – 2,5 -3 hours
👥 Group size – variable
📅 Includes – Old Photos, Maps
💻 Media – Maps, Drawings, Videos
🗨  Hosted in English

During this experience, you will have the opportunity to witness and appreciate numerous awe-inspiring examples of this distinctive architectural style. From towering structures to intricate details, you will have a chance to marvel at the raw beauty and grandeur of these iconic buildings. You will learn about the architectural philosophies and principles that influenced the use of raw concrete as the preferred material after the earthquake in Skopje in 1963, and witness how brutalist architecture played a crucial role in the city’s reconstruction, as it became an emblematic style during the period of rebuilding, reflecting both strength and modernity. I will provide fascinating insights, historical anecdotes, and in-depth information about the architectural significance of each landmark, enriching your experience throughout the journey.

Meeting point: On request
Time: On request
Language: English, Macedonian
Storyteller: Certified Heritage Interpreter and Licensed Tour Guide
Getting around: Walking and Driving

Price base on:
Number of participants     1-4      5-10      10+
Price per group                €100    €150      €15/person

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