Whether you’re in love with someone, or you’re captivated by history, poetry, or tales of true romance, “The Love Stories of Skopje” is the experience of a lifetime, tailor made just for you. This interactive gamified activity will take you on a journey from the Upper Town, through the historic district of Old Bazaar, to the modern part of the city.
You’ll learn about the tough and bold people who lived, worked, or stayed in Skopje throughout history. From queens to famous writers and their lovers, bar singers, and ordinary people, you’ll hear tales of love with both happy and sad endings. We’ve mapped all the locations associated with these stories. Our walking adventure is filled with clues, maps, quotes, and riddles, making it a unique and unforgettable experience.
- Take a leisurely stroll through Skopje’s charming Upper Town to the bustling main square.
- Discover the intriguing characters who have shaped Skopje’s history.
- Find out about writers, queens, and everyday people who have made a lasting impact on the city.
- Immerse yourself in the daily life of Skopje’s past by exploring the homes of some of the city’s most prominent families.
- Be captivated by the love stories that are woven into the fabric of Skopje’s rich cultural heritage.
- Listen to tales of romance and heartbreak that have been passed down through generations.
🕛 Duration – 2,5 hours
👥 Group size – variable
📅 Includes – Old Photos, Maps
💻 Media – Maps, Drawings, Videos
🗨 Hosted in English
The love stories included in this experience are inspired by real events and persons throughout the centuries that stay carved in the local memory as tales. From the queen consort Maria Palaiologina to the writers and feminists Rebecca West and Simone de Beauvoir, the tragic love story of Neta Koen, the palaces of local upper-class families such as Shkaperda or Arabic house, to the story of Fanka and Joshe Gavrilovi, the locals whose house on the main square by the river Vardar bordered Mother Teresa’s house.
Experience the soul of the city and its interesting residents who marked toponyms related to love. Walking with us will make you believe in love again, as you discover the fascinating love stories that are a part of Skopje’s rich history. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to engage with the city and its history like never before!
The adventure is extremely suitable for family bonding and creating lasting memories together
With a variety of challenges that require teamwork and collaboration, participants of all ages can contribute their unique perspectives of creating a love (fairy)tale. Additionally, the interactive and gamified nature of the adventure makes it a fun and engaging experience that is sure to bring families closer together. So gather your loved ones and embark on this exciting adventure around Skopje!
Enjoy the flexibility of taking the adventure alone, as a group, or as a team – collaboration and teamwork can make all the difference! I provide a customizable experience that caters to your specific needs and preferences.
Meeting point: Skopje Fortress
Time: On request
Language: English, Macedonian
Storyteller: Certified heritage interpreter and Licensed tour guide
Getting around: Walking
Price base on:
Number of participants 1-4 5-10 10+
Price per group €100 €150 €15/person
This experience contributes to:
💬 A very pleasant way to understand the history and lifestyle of Macedonia.💬
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💬 Offer a different perspective and a new knowledge and understanding of the city and its interesting history 💬
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