Hotel De КOKA has a superb location on Old Bazaar. Right in the heart of Skopje. Hotel De Koka is the perfect base for exploring the city and all it has to offer. Our hotel is located near to the Skanderbeg Square, only 0.5 km from Macedonia Square, the main square in Skopje.
The Old Bazaar in Skopje is the largest bazaar in the Balkans outside Istanbul. It is situated on the eastern bank of the Vardar River, stretching from the Stone Bridge to the Bit-Pazar and from the Skopje Fortress to the Serava river. The Old Bazaar falls primarily within the borders of Čair Municipality and is a protected national landmark.
The Çifte Hamam, located in the centre of the old bazaar, was built in the 15th century under Isa Bey. The building is divided into two wings: one for men and one for women. The layout of both sections are nearly identical. The Çifte Hamam was used as a bathhouse until 1915.
The Kurşumli Han was built by Musein Odza, the son of a scientist at Sultan Selim II’s court, in the 16th century. The roof of the inn was once covered in lead, but was removed during World War I. The Kurşumli Han also has several small pyramidically-shaped domes. The building has a ground floor, which housed the cattle and horses, and a first floor, which housed the guests. The attached mosque, built in the 17th century, and most of the hamam, built in the 15th century, were destroyed in the 1963 earthquake. Today, the former han houses the statue collection of the Museum of Macedonia.
The Stone Bridge, across the Vardar River, connects the Old Bazaar to Macedonia Square in the new part of the city. The bridge, built in the 15th century under Sultan Murad, was built of stone blocks as its name suggests, which has helped it survive the fires and earthquakes Skopje has seen. The Stone Bridge has had the same appearance since it was first built. The bridge has 12 semicircular arches and is 214 metres (702 feet) long. During Ottoman rule, countless executions were conducted on the Stone Bridge.
These are just a few of the landmarks located near our hotel...
...Welcome and discover the full beauty of Skopje in a memorable stay at Hotel De KOKA.