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Epicenter = Skopje, Macedonia Force = 6,9 on the Richter scale

Old Railway Station before and after the earthquake Video about the earthquake

The officers house before and after

It was July 27th 1963. Clocks stopped with their mechanisms pointing to the fatal 5 o'clock and 17 minutes AM, marking the longest day in the history of Skopje. The city was destroyed from the strongest Earthquake. The earthquake with force equivalent to 6.9 on the Richer Scale killed over 1,070 people, injured between 3,000 and 4,000 and left more than 200,000 people homeless. 80% of the city was ruined and crashed. Some buildings are in function today.

Their houses were crashed in the Earthquake

The fortress in Ottomans time

The fortress in 1903

The fortress and theater 19051915

Damaged fortress after the earthquake in 1963

The fortress after the earthquake in 1963

Views from the fortress 19401944


One of the oldest pictures of the railway station This is the oldest station in Skopje. Skopje Railway Station ... In the background is the mountain Vodno which then was called Bukovic ... Can you see "bare hill Vodno/ Bukovik" ... There is a bride in front of it and a building that looks like a small hotel next to the train station Skopje

Old Railway Station, Skopje, once The construction of the station started in 1931 and was fully completed in 1940 under the project architect from Belgrade - Vladimir Gavrilovic. What is characteristic of this building is the apparent presence of different architectural concepts and different stylistic determinations that have managed to create an integrated architectural image.

Dominant position of the building is the front faรงade with colonnades of slender columns of the two stories that dominate the upper floor. Otherwise the facades are flat without subdivisions and the one thing that stand out are the windows in the form of bifora and small circular openings on the top, below the roof of the facade. This view is reminiscent of Byzantine decorative architecture incorporated in a purely academic humble area. The right wing of the station fully suffered in the earthquake of 1963, and today, on the left is located the Museum of Skopje. The building clock displays the time of the earthquake 5 am and 17 minutes.

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This is the old railway station. What you can see on the picture that there are lots of people who are waiting for the train.

THE STONE BRIDGE NOW The Stone Bridge is in the capital city in Macedonia ,Skopje . It was built between the 1451 and the 1469 year. It is across the Vardar River .It is 6 m wide and 214 m length.

THE STONE BRIDGE NOW The bridge is used to get the people across the river .It is a symbol on the flag . It also has a pillar that guards the bridge At night it has a wonderful view of the river and the lights shining on the bridge are beautiful .

THE STONE BRIDGE IN THE PAST The Stone Bridge has been badly damaged and rebuild . The worst damage to the Stone Bridge was in 1555 when a strong earthquake destroyed the bridge.

THE STONE BRIDGE IN THE PAST The bridge was almost destroyed in 1944 when the fascists put explosives on the bridge. When Skopje was liberated, the activation of the explosives was prevented and the bridge was saved .

Mustafa Pasha Mosque-Skopje

Mustafa Pasha Mosque • Mustafa Pasha Mosque is a mosque located in the Old Bazaar of Skopje, Macedonia, close to the Skopje Fortress. It stands on a plateau above the old bazaar and is one of the most beautiful Islamic buildings in Macedonia. It was built in 1492 by Mustafa Pasha, vizier on the court of Sultan Selim I. The mosque is elegant and intact, and no additions have been made through the years. The interior is beautiful, simple, and spacious. In the turbe next to the mosque, lies the daughter of Mustafa Pasha. The mosque has a rose garden and it offers fine views over Skopje's old bazaar. • A five year renovation of the mosque, funded by the Turkish government, was completed in August 2011.

Mustafa Pasha Mosque-Inside • Inside there are symbols representing there gods and respect.

Mustafa Pasha Mosque - In the past

Mustafa Pasha mosque 1917 - 1919

Mustafa Pasha mosque 1919 - 1921

ď‚— The KurĹĄumli An is a

former Turkish inn which features architecturally interesting arches and domes.

 It was built by Musein

Odza, the son of a scientist at Sultan Selim II’s court, in the 16th century.

ď‚— Now it is sharing

its location with a national museum for Macedonia which is placed in the old Railway Station, half destroyed in the massive earthquake from 1963.

Kusumli An after the earthquake in 1963 year in Skopje,


The square in Skopje is the biggest in Macedonia. There are many shops and the Stone Bridge is next to the square. At the square you can find the monuments of Goce Delcev, Dame Gruev, Aleksandar the Great (Under the monument there is a grand fountain), king Samuil and Metodija A. Cento. Every New Year at the square there is a big Christmas Tree. Macedonia Street, the main pedestrian street, connects Macedonia Square to the Old Railway Station (destroyed by the 1963 earthquake), where the City of Skopje Museum is found. Along Macedonia Street is the Mother Teresa Memorial House The Square is with total 18.500 m²

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