Museum of Macedonian Struggle, Skopje

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Learn about the movements and conflicts that helped to shape modern Macedonia at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, documenting the country's long road to independence. Opened in 2011, the museum presents a timeline of Macedonian resistance to foreign rule from its conquest by the Ottomans in the 14th century to its split from Yugoslavia. Wander the exhibitions covering different leadership figures, historic events, and the beginnings of famous resistance organizations, including the famous Haiduk rebels of the 17th century. Carry on to the final exhibit, dedicated to victims of the Yugoslav Communist dictatorship after World War II, as well as Macedonia's renewed sovereignty. Don't miss the museum's centerpiece: the original copy of the country's Declaration of Independence from 1991. Plan to visit Museum of Macedonian Struggle during your Skopje vacation using our convenient Skopje route planner.
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  • I visited this unique National Museum that capture the essence of Macedonian struggle over centuries for finally attaining Independence and nationhood. Opened in 2011,the Museum exhibits consist of...  more »
  • Extensive collection very well displayed. Informative and educational. Well worth the time. I learned a lot  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit. English speakers will enjoy a self-guided tour using the plaques inside with little stories about Macedonian heroes who gradually helped them gain statehood and independence. So many lifelike and life-size paintings and wax models that you will most certainly be immersed in the whole story. The museum is also surprisingly big (3 levels), so depending on whether you read everything or not it will probably take you 45m to 1 hour.
  • Museum full of figures and cool exhibition. Ask for guide when going in (it's for free and without s/he you'll not know many interesting facts).
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