Mountain of Vodno, Skopje

4.6
#4 of 21 in Parks in Republic of North Macedonia
Mountain · Nature / Park
Forested with fir and pine trees, Mountain of Vodno provides panoramic views of the city and offers many opportunities for walking and hiking. At the top of the mountain stands an iconic 66 m (216 ft) tall cross, erected in 2002 to celebrate two millennia of Christianity. At the summit, stop for herbal tea, soda, or beer in a chalet near the cross and view the pictures of accomplished Macedonian alpinists mounted on the walls of the cabin. You'll also find the barracks of the Macedonian army in the vicinity. The slopes of the mountain shelter a medieval fortress and a monastery built in the 12th century. Be sure to bring a jacket, as it can be windy at the top. Use our Skopje trip maker website to visit Mountain of Vodno on your trip to Skopje, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • There are different paths for different hikers, if you are in condition to go up to the top, I highly recommend it! The views are beautiful!  more »
  • I recommend it to visit! Comparing to most of Skopje city’s sight places Vodno mountain is the best. Probably the trail to the Vodno peak itself is not that fascinating. Meanwhile you will meet many.....  more »
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  • Cool place for hiking 🥾
  • The place is nice. The buses 25, 25a and 25b on Sunday are free. They go up to the lift, where the return ticket is 100 den. The panorama view is nice. The mountains seen on the north are like from an adventure movie. On the top is the millennium cross - 66 m high. What exactly is its purpose... I can not tell. You can not go inside. It has only lights that illuminate it during the night. There are some tourist tracks around and the view on the other side of the mountain Vodno are again nice. There is also one tea house below the cross - an ex war German bunker. It was so crowded that we quickly abandoned our attempts to buy a tea or sandwiches.

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