The 15 Most Instagrammable Spots in Skopje (With Pictures)

Skopje is a city that is full of beauty and wonder, and if you’re looking for the best spots to take Instagram photos while here, you’ll find them below.

From its charming bridges to awe-inspiring architecture and themed restaurants and cafés, Skopje has something for every Instagrammer.

In this article, we will list some of the most Instagrammable locations in the city.

So if you’re looking to snap some amazing shots for the ‘gram, be sure to check out these locations whilst vacationing in Macedonia.

The Stone Bridge

 

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The iconic Stone Bridge is a symbolic landmark of Skopje and a favorite spot for Instagrammers.

Linking Macedonia Square and the Old Bazaar, the bridge also connects the past and present of Skopje.

It’s surrounded by vibrant city life, but standing on the bridge itself feels like stepping back in time.

The symmetry of the arches, the contrast of the stone against the sky, and the views of the Vardar River make for excellent photographic opportunities.

Plus, it’s a great spot to capture the sunset over the cityscape.

Cost

There’s no cost to walk across the Stone Bridge, making it a perfect spot for budget-conscious travelers and photographers alike.

Opening Hours

The Bridge is accessible all day, every day.

For the best light and fewer crowds, consider visiting in the morning after office hours have already begun so there won’t be a crowd of workers (or students) crossing the bridge.

Or you can visit late afternoon to enjoy the beautiful sunset and snap a few pictures.

Facilities

There are no facilities directly on the bridge, but plenty of cafés, restaurants, and shops can be found on either end, in both the Macedonia Square and the Old Bazaar.

Parking

Due to its central location, parking isn’t available.

It’s recommended to use public transportation, take a taxi, or park your car in the nearest parking space, which is usually around a 5-minute walk from the bridge.

Best Time to Visit

While the Bridge is a picturesque sight at any time, it’s particularly stunning at sunset when the sky is awash with colors.

Early morning, before or after office hours have begun, is also a good time to avoid crowds.

Safety

The Stone Bridge is a busy and well-traversed part of the city, making it generally safe.

However, you will likely notice beggars here, and although issues or uncomfortable situations are not likely, it’s best to keep an eye on your belongings and be mindful of the pedestrian traffic.

The Old Bazaar

 

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The Old Bazaar is one of the oldest parts of Skopje and an Instagrammer’s paradise with its narrow cobblestone lanes, colorful shops, and vibrant atmosphere.

Everywhere you turn, there’s an opportunity to capture the spirit of the city, from the charming Turkish teahouses to the stunning Daut Pasha Hammam, a 15th-century Turkish bath-turned art gallery.

But it’s not just the aesthetic appeal that makes the Old Bazaar a must-visit location, it’s also its historical significance.

As one of the oldest marketplaces in the Balkans, the bazaar has been the heart of Skopje’s commerce and culture for centuries.

A walk through its alleys is a journey through time, where every corner and every building tells a part of Skopje’s rich history.

Cost

The Old Bazaar is open daily, and admission is free, making it easy for travelers on any budget to explore.

Opening Hours

The shops and restaurants each have their own operating hours, but a majority are open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Facilities

When it comes to facilities, you’re well-covered.

The bazaar boasts numerous eateries offering a range of cuisines, from traditional Macedonian to Turkish and Albanian food.

Parking

Parking may be a bit tricky due to the Bazaar’s central location, so public transportation or a taxi is recommended.

Best Time to Visit

The Bazaar can get quite busy, so those with mobility issues may want to plan their visit during off-peak hours for a more comfortable experience.

Safety

In terms of safety considerations, the Old Bazaar is generally safe during the day and evening.

However, like any tourist destination, it’s always advisable to keep an eye on your belongings and avoid isolated areas, especially at night.

The Macedonia Square

 

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The main square is the central point of Skopje and is home to many of the city’s most popular attractions.

From here, you can get a great view of the Stone Bridge as well as all the museums on the other side of the river Vardar.

Besides being very picturesque with all its monuments and vibrancy, the Square is also a great place to meet locals, enjoy a cup of coffee or the refreshing taste of the country’s national beer, Skopsko, and take in the sights and sounds of the city.

Cost

Access to the square is absolutely free, which means it’s ideal for travelers on any budget.

Opening Hours

The square is open 24/7 and is beautifully lit at night, offering different photographic opportunities throughout the day.

Facilities

Being the center of the city, the square is surrounded by numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops.

There are also many benches where you can sit and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and just watch the world go by.

Parking

Given the square’s central location, it’s best to park your car in the nearest parking spot, which is around a 5-minute walk away.

Alternatively, public transportation or a taxi for visiting the square is also advisable and will leave you only 1-2 minutes away from the Alexander The Great fountain.

Best Time to Visit

While the square is always lively, the early morning, late afternoon, or evenings when the square is well-lit offer a unique ambiance for photos.

The square is particularly vibrant during local events and holidays, and summer nights are usually bustling with people, which contributes to a beautiful atmosphere.

Safety

As a busy public space, Macedonia Square is generally safe.

However, as always, keep an eye on your belongings and be aware of your surroundings, as petty crimes of opportunity, such as pickpocketing, although not usually an issue, may occur.

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On the other side of the Square, standing on the Stone Bridge, you will also find a massive flag of Macedonia.

This is a great place to take some photos, and it’s also a popular spot for locals to gather, especially in the evening when the main square is buzzing with city lights, people, and live music.

Given its immense size and the vibrant colors of the Macedonian flag, along with the beautiful architecture and glorious mountains you will get in the background of your photo, this spot is definitely on our list as a very Instagrammable spot in Skopje.

Cost

There’s no cost to walk across the Stone Bridge, making it a perfect spot for budget-conscious travelers and photographers alike.

Opening Hours

The Stone Bridge is available for viewing at any time of the day and night and offers different photographic opportunities at different times of the day.

Facilities

Being the center of the city, the Stone Bridge is surrounded by numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink.

Additionally, by crossing the bridge, you will find yourself in front of the Four Fountains and the entrance to the Old Bazaar, where you can enjoy walking the picturesque streets, shop for souvenirs, gifts, and locally sourced products such as spices and other authentic items, and relax at some of the many eateries, coffee shops, and bars.

Parking

Given the Stone Bridge’s central location, it’s best to park your car in the nearest parking spot, which is around a 5-minute walk away.

Alternatively, public transportation or a taxi for visiting the square is also advisable and will leave you only 1-2 minutes away from the square.

Best Time to Visit

While the Stone Bridge is a picturesque sight at any time, it’s particularly stunning at sunset when the sky is awash with colors.

Early morning, before or after office hours have begun, is also a good time to avoid crowds and snap the perfect photo of the Macedonian flag without too many people in the background.

Safety

As a busy public space, the Stone Bridge is generally safe.

However, as always, keep an eye on your belongings and be aware of your surroundings, as petty crimes of opportunity, such as pickpocketing, although not usually an issue, may occur.

Additionally, and as mentioned above, always be mindful of pedestrian traffic.

The Four Fountains

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A short walk from the Stone Bridge will lead you to the beautifully striking Four Fountains.

This quartet of fountains, each representing a different figure from Macedonia’s history, is an Instagrammer’s delight.

Here you will find a 95-foot tall statue of Philip of Macedon, who is said to be waving at his son Alexander across the Stone Bridge.

There is also a dedicated fountain of Macedonian mothers (some say it’s a depiction of Alexander’s mother) caring for children at various stages of childhood, along with a fountain of horses and lions, representing the power and strength of the ancient Macedonian Empire.

The intricate designs of the fountains, coupled with the vibrant play of water, make for a visually pleasing spectacle.

The surrounding area, adorned with the vibrant colors of the Old Bazaar, colorful hotels and establishments, and mountains, makes the fountains a must-visit spot in Skopje.

Cost

There’s no cost to visit the Four Fountains, which means you can snap away to your heart’s content without worrying about your budget.

Opening Hours

The Fountains are accessible all day, every day.

They are beautifully lit up in the evening, adding a magical touch to your photographs.

Facilities

While there aren’t any direct facilities at the fountains, you’ll find numerous cafés and shops nearby.

It’s the ideal place to grab a coffee, sit back, and soak in the lively ambiance.

Parking

As with most central locations in Skopje, parking here can be a challenge.

We recommend using public transport or a taxi to reach the fountains.

Best Time to Visit

The fountains are photogenic at any time of the day, but for an ethereal effect, try capturing them during the ‘blue hour’ – the period of twilight just before sunrise or after sunset.

This time offers a unique, soft light that can give your photos a professional touch.

Safety

The Four Fountains are located in a busy part of Skopje, making it a safe spot to visit.

However, as with any public place, keep an eye on your belongings and be mindful of your surroundings.

The Marriot Hotel & Casino

 

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For a dose of luxury and glamour to your Instagram feed, be sure to head to the Marriot Hotel & Casino.

Situated in the heart of Macedonia Square, it has a gorgeous bright-white facade making it stand out amongst all the other buildings in Skopje, and a stunning interior, with tastefully designed décor and opulent chandeliers, that offer a wealth of photo opportunities.

Additionally, if you’re lucky, you might even get a glimpse (and a photo opportunity) of one of the many celebrities who choose to stay here whilst vacationing in Skopje.

Cost

While staying at the hotel comes with a cost, visiting the hotel for a quick photograph is free.

You can also opt for a cup of coffee or a meal at their restaurant to enjoy the plush surroundings.

Opening Hours

The hotel is open 24/7, and the grand lobby is beautifully lit at all times, offering unique photographic opportunities day and night.

Facilities

The Marriott Hotel houses several upscale amenities, including an elegant restaurant, a chic lounge bar, a wellness center, a fitness center, and a casino.

Perfect for relaxing or capturing some luxurious shots for your Instagram.

Parking

The hotel offers a secure parking area for guests.

However, for non-guests, it’s advisable to use public transportation or a taxi due to the hotel’s central location.

Best Time to Visit

The hotel holds a majestic charm at all hours.

However, for an enchanting ambiance in your photos, the early evening, when the hotel’s lights start to glow, is a particularly good time.

Safety

The Marriott Hotel, being a high-end establishment, ensures top-notch security for visitors.

Porta Macedonia

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Adjacent to the main Square, you will also find the Porta Macedonia arch, which was built to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Macedonia’s independence, and is adorned with carvings depicting scenes from the country’s history.

The opulence and significance of the arch, combined with the bustling square it overlooks, make it a must-see and must-photograph landmark in Skopje.

Cost

Visitors can admire and photograph the Porta Macedonia for free, making it a budget-friendly addition to your Instagram itinerary.

Opening Hours

The arch is accessible for viewing and photographing at any time, day or night.

It is particularly stunning at night when it is illuminated and provides a backdrop for the lively nightlife of the square.

Facilities

Porta Macedonia is adjacent to Macedonia Square, which is a vibrant area of Skopje with a wealth of cafés, restaurants, and shops nearby, making it the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat or a drink after capturing your photos.

Head over to the ‘Destan’ dessert restaurant, which is located next to the monument, if you crave something sweet.

Parking

Despite its central location, parking is available right next to the Porta Macedonia, which makes it easily accessible by car.

Additionally, given that the arch is located on the main street of Skopje, public transportation is easily available for visiting this iconic monument.

Best Time to Visit

While the arch is an impressive sight at any time of day, the soft light of dawn or dusk can give your photos an extra touch of beauty.

Consider capturing it at night when it’s illuminated for a truly striking Instagram post.

Safety

Porta Macedonia is situated in a well-trafficked area of Skopje, generally making it a safe spot to visit.

As always, remain aware of your surroundings and mindful of your possessions.

The Vardar River Boats

Along the river Vardar, you will also see 3 boats that are not really floating but serve as a great spot for some breathtaking photos.

They offer amazing views of the cityscape, especially at night when all the lights are on.

So be sure to take a walk along the river and hop on board one of these boats for some majestic shots.

Cost

One of the boats has been turned into Hotel Senigallia and has a bar/café on deck, which will cost you money to enjoy.

However, the other two are vacant, which means you can climb up the stairs and snap a photo for free.

Opening Hours

The boats are available for visit at any hour of the night and day.

Parking

Given that the boats are docked on the Vardar River, the closest parking spot is around a 5-minute walk away.

Alternatively, you can also take public transportation or use a taxi, which will drop you off on the closest main road next to the Holiday Inn Hotel, which is only 2 minutes away from the nearest boat.

Best Time to Visit

You can visit the boats and snap a few pictures for your Instagram feed at any time, but the best time to go is during the day when the weather is sunny, as this way, you can also enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink in one of the boat’s bars.

Safety

While the boats are not moving and are safe, leaning over the rails while taking photos is generally not recommended due to safety reasons.

Also, mind your belongings, such as phones, bags, and purses, as they can easily drop in the river below.

The Art Bridge

 

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The Art Bridge is a pedestrian bridge located over the Vardar River, adorned with statues of notable artists and musicians from Macedonia’s history.

The bridge’s architectural splendor and the statues’ intricate details make it a prime location for photographers and Instagrammers alike.

It’s romantic setting, especially during sunset, adds a layer of ethereal beauty to any shot.

Cost

Walking and photographing on the Art Bridge is entirely free, so you can take your time to capture the perfect shot without worrying about any costs.

Opening Hours

The Art Bridge is accessible 24 hours a day.

During the night, the bridge and the Archaeological Museum of Macedonia it leads to are illuminated, creating a magical atmosphere that can add a distinctive flair to your Instagram feed.

The lights are even more special during national holidays and public celebrations when the museum is illuminated with red and yellow colors, which are the national colors of Macedonia.

Therefore, if you want to snap an extra special photo, make sure to check our article on public holidays, where you will find a yearly updated calendar.

Facilities

The bridge is located close to the city center, which means coffee shops, bistros, and restaurants are just a stone’s throw away.

After you’re done photographing, you can relax and enjoy a local delicacy.

Parking

Due to its city center location, parking right next to the bridge is impossible.

However, parking spaces are available at only a 5-minute walk away.

Additionally, you can also consider using public transportation or a taxi, which will drop you off on the main street and next to the Holiday Inn Hotel, which is only 2 minutes away by walk.

Best Time to Visit

While the bridge offers a stunning view at any time, the golden hour, just before sunset, provides a fantastic light for photography.

The statues’ shadows create a dramatic feel, and the setting sun can add a phenomenal glow to your photos.

Safety

The Art Bridge is in a bustling area, making it generally safe.

However, due to the crowd, it’s always wise to keep your belongings close and be aware of your surroundings, as petty crimes of opportunity, such as pickpocketing, although not regular, are possible.

Additionally, leaning over the bridge’s railings is not recommended, especially if you suffer from conditions such as vertigo or a fear of heights.

Finally, if you’re visiting in the winter months, be cautious of slippery surfaces due to frost or snow.

The Kale Fortress

 

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Overlooking the city from its majestic hilltop location, the Kale Fortress is a must-visit spot for Instagrammers visiting Skopje.

This historic site, dating back to the 6th century, offers a unique blend of history and stunning panoramic views of Skopje.

From the imposing stone walls to the impressive watchtowers, there are plenty of captivating architectural details to capture.

Not to mention, the spectacular vista of the city below makes it an excellent spot for sunset photos.

Cost

Kale Fortress doesn’t charge an admission fee, making it accessible for travelers of all budgets.

Opening Hours

The Fortress is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

However, it’s best to visit during daylight hours to enjoy the views and for safety reasons.

Facilities

There are no eateries or cafes in the fortress itself, but you can find a variety of options in the surrounding areas, including the Mia Casa restaurant mentioned below.

Do remember to bring along a bottle of water, especially during hot summer days.

However, beware that there are no toilets inside the Kale Fortress, so plan your visit accordingly and make use of the facilities in nearby cafés or restaurants before you start exploring.

Parking

There’s a parking lot at the bottom of the hill, but it can get crowded so taking a taxi or public transport is recommended.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kale Fortress is during the golden hours (early morning or late afternoon) when the lighting is perfect for photos.

Safety

While the fortress is generally safe to visit, it’s advisable to stay within the main areas and avoid any secluded spots.

As always, keep an eye on your belongings and respect the site’s historical significance.

The Matka Canyon

The Matka Canyon is a great spot for nature enthusiasts.

It’s located just outside of the city and is a popular spot for hiking and climbing while also offering a breathtaking view of crystal-clear lake waters and towering cliff faces.

The canyon also has a few caves that you can explore and take photos in, including the Vrelo Cave, which is one of the deepest underwater caves in Europe and the world.

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a highly instagrammable location, Matka Canyon is the perfect place to go.

Cost

While access to the canyon itself is free, some attractions, such as boat tours or cave explorations, carry a small fee.

Prices may vary, so it’s worth checking on the spot for the most accurate information.

Also, make sure to ask the tour guides whether their tour includes a cave visit or just a boat ride, as this information is not always explicitly stated on the boards and information hubs.

Opening Hours

The Matka Canyon is open to visitors all year round, though operating hours for the boat tours and other attractions may be seasonal or weather-dependent.

For example, boat tours may be less frequent or completely unavailable during bad weather in winter.

Facilities

As soon as you start nearing the canyon, you will notice quite a few restaurants on the side of the road.

However, if you are looking to enjoy a beautiful view with your coffee, make sure to check out the ‘Canyon Matka‘ restaurant situated at the end of the walking trail and with a view overlooking the lake, which is a perfect spot for a meal or refreshment after exploring.

The restaurant is also a part of a hotel; therefore, you can also choose to spend a night here enjoying the scenery.

There are also restrooms, a small souvenir shop, and Saint Andrew’s Monastery, which was built in 1389.

Parking

There is a free parking area near the entrance of the canyon, although it can get busy during peak season or weekends, so arriving early is advisable.

Additionally, although the parking is technically for public use, you’ll likely notice that it’s mostly occupied by taxi drivers waiting for passengers.

Therefore, to avoid any hassles or having to walk long distances due to no parking spaces available, it’s advisable to consider taking public transportation or a taxi if you are in a group.

The bus ticket to Matka costs less than $1; however, it’s a long journey that can take away quite a lot of time from your day.

A taxi trip, on the other hand, costs around $15-20 but will get you there faster.

Best Time to Visit

The Matka Canyon is beautiful in spring, summer, and early fall.

Therefore, for the best Instagram shots, consider visiting in these seasons, as you will get to see the greenery or the breathtaking change of leaves.

As for the best time of day, consider making a trip to Matka Canyon in the morning so that you can make the most out of it and enjoy seeing the scenery.

Safety

Although the canyon is generally safe, caution should be exercised near the cliff edges, especially when taking photos.

It’s also advisable to take along sunscreen and plenty of water, especially during the hot summer months.

Additionally, make sure to secure your belongings and use protective gear for your camera and other electronic devices, especially when taking photos while on a boat ride or inside the caves.

The slightest mistake could result in your equipment getting wet or even lost.

The Millennium Cross at Mount Vodno

 

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For the most majestic view of Skopje, head to Mount Vodno, where you will find the Millennium Cross.

The cross was built to commemorate 2000 years of Christianity and stands 66 meters (217 feet) tall.

From here, you will be able to take some stunning panoramic shots of the cityscape, and if you’re up for a bit of a hike, this is definitely worth the trek.

You should also consider going up there in the evening to catch the sunset and take some beautiful photos of the city lit up at night.

Cost

To get to the Millennium Cross, you will have to catch a cable car ride which costs approximately 120 MKD (around $2) for a return journey.

If you choose to hike, the trail is free.

Opening Hours

The cross is accessible all year round. The cable car operates from 10 am to 5 pm, except on Mondays when it’s closed.

Facilities

There are two coffee shops/snack bars available at the summit, where you can enjoy a hot beverage and a sandwich while admiring the stunning views.

Restroom facilities are also available inside the facilities, but you can also find porta-potties around the cross, which are surprisingly clean.

Parking

Parking is available at the base of Mount Vodno, near the cable car station, and costs a little over $2 for the first hour, with the addition of a little less than $1 for each passing hour.

However, if you don’t have a car or don’t want to pay for parking, you can take public transportation to this area as well as a taxi, which costs around $5-6

Best Time to Visit

For the most Instagram-worthy shots, try to visit during the golden hour, just before sunset.

The city, bathed in the soft, golden light, provides a beautiful backdrop for the towering cross.

However, if you can’t make it at that time, don’t worry;

You will still manage to snap beautiful shots at any time of the day, unless the weather is particularly foggy, in which case, you would probably have to go back on a clearer day.

Safety

Whether you’re hiking or taking the cable car, remember to be aware of your surroundings and take care of your belongings.

The trails can be particularly challenging during wet weather, so ensure you have appropriate footwear.

Additionally, never try to pry open the cable car door, as this can easily lead to accidents.

The Soul Kitchen Restaurants in Skopje

 

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What’s an Instagram feed without some food pictures from your travels?

If you’re looking for some great food (and food photos), be sure to check out the Soul Kitchen restaurants in Skopje.

They have two locations in the city, one on the river promenade and one in the Skopje East Gate Mall.

The restaurant offers a fusion of traditional Macedonian cuisine with a modern twist and has a unique interior design with colorful murals and paintings, making it the perfect place to snap some photos of your meal.

Cost

The prices at Soul Kitchen are no higher compared to other eateries in the area.

Therefore, expect to pay around 200-500 MKD (5-15 USD) for a meal for two people.

Opening Hours

Soul Kitchen is open from Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m., and from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on public holidays.

Facilities

The restaurant’s modern, chic interior provides a comfortable dining atmosphere.

It’s also equipped with restroom facilities that are easily accessible for wheelchairs.

During warmer months, the outdoor seating area offers a fantastic relaxed environment.

On the other hand, the area is also heated, so you will certainly be comfortable if you are visiting the restaurant during the colder months of the year.

Parking

The main Soul Kitchen restaurant on the promenade is located near the boats mentioned previously in the article, so the closest parking space is only a 5-minute walk away.

On the other hand, the second Soul Kitchen restaurant situated inside the shopping mall East Gate, so parking is from the mall is provided for patrons.

Best Time to Visit

Soul Kitchen is a popular restaurant, but it’s also spacious, so reservations are rarely needed unless you are a larger group of people.

However, if you want to capture the perfect Instagram shot without too many people in the background, it’s best to visit during off-peak hours, such as in the morning or before lunch.

Safety

Soul Kitchen is located in the center of the city, which is a very safe area.

However, as with any city center location, keep an eye on your belongings, and don’t leave items unattended.

The Mi Casa Steak & Burger Restaurant

 

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Situated near the historic Kale Fortress and around 15-20 minutes walk from the square, Mi Casa Steak & Burger Restaurant is a haven for meat lovers in Skopje.

This chic eatery serves up a variety of juicy, perfectly cooked steaks and gourmet burgers, coupled with an excellent selection of wines.

The modern decor, panoramic view of the city, mouthwatering presentation of dishes, and a few ultra-Instagrammable details, such as the angel wings (seen above) on the restaurant’s terrace, and igloos to ensure your privacy during a special occasion while keeping you warm during the cold, winter months make Mi Casa a great addition to your Instagram feed.

Cost

Expect to pay around 200-300 MKD (4-5 USD) for a burger, while steak prices can range from 1500-2500 MKD ($25-40).

Opening Hours

Mi Casa is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Facilities

The restaurant boasts a stylish interior with modern and cozy seating.

It also offers an outdoor patio where you can dine while enjoying the breathtaking view of the city.

Restrooms are also available for patrons.

Parking

Street parking is available around the restaurant, but spaces might be limited due to the restaurant being a part of a hotel, which provides free parking for guests.

Best Time to Visit

For the best Instagram shots without too much crowd, consider visiting during the early afternoon or early evening hours.

Plus, the soft, natural light during these hours is perfect for capturing the beautiful atmosphere and the mouthwatering presentation of your meal.

However, sunsets are particularly breathtaking here, so it’s worth visiting the place for a beautiful Instagram photo, even if that means dealing with a little bit of a crowd.

Safety

Mi Casa is located approximately a 15-20 minute walk from the square, therefore, depending on the time of your visit, you may have to walk through a few dimly lit streets on your way there.

Now, while the area is generally deemed safe, it’s always wise to stay alert and aware of your surroundings, as well as minimize time spent in poorly lit areas.

Furthermore, always prioritize your safety, especially when trying to capture that perfect Instagram shot from elevated locations.

Always exercise caution and adhere to any safety guidelines or warnings in place.

The Central Perk Café

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Friends fans, rejoice! The Central Perk Café in Skopje brings the iconic coffee shop from the beloved sitcom to life.

It even features the signature orange couch as part of its cozy interior, along with so many different elements of the show that will have you in a game of trying to spot them for the entirety of your visit.

But besides Insta-worthy coffee presentations, the café also serves a range of healthy smoothies, pastries, and sandwiches, comically named the ‘Tribbiani Sandwich’ and ‘My Sandwich’ as a tribute to the iconic sitcom.

With a warm atmosphere, polite and caring staff, and delicious treats, this quirky, nostalgia-filled spot is a must-visit for any Friends fanatic and an absolute must for your Instagram feed.

Cost

The prices at Central Perk Café are reasonable, with a cup of coffee or a pastry typically costing around 100-150MKD ($2-3.)

Opening Hours

The Central Perk is open every day from 8 a.m. until 12 a.m.

Facilities

The café offers a cozy, comfortable atmosphere perfect for relaxing, working, or catching up with friends.

It also has restroom facilities for customers.

Parking

Parking is available around the café, but spaces may be limited at certain times of the day since it’s located in a populated neighborhood.

Public transportation or taxis are another convenient option, as the café is located at a short, 10-minute bus drive from the city center.

Best Time to Visit

For the perfect Instagram photos without too many people in the background or for a chance to catch the café’s F.R.I.E.N.D.S couch available, try visiting during off-peak hours, such as mid-morning or early afternoon.

Safety

The Central Perk Café is located in a safe neighborhood in the city; therefore, there’s no need to worry about potential uncomfortable situations.

However, if you are sitting outside, it’s always best not to leave your belongings unattended.



So there you have it, a list of the most Instagrammable spots in Skopje.

Be sure to add these locations to your travel itinerary and snap away! Until next time.

If you’re going to be visiting Skopje soon, be sure to check out some of our previous guides:

We explain the best food to try in Skopje, the attractions you must visit while there, and also how much money you need per day whilst there (spolier: not a lot).

I also have a guide listing 19 travel tips for traveling to Skopje for your first time, as well as a guide with frequently asked questions about Skopje from our readers.


This guide was first published on October 3, 2023 and was last updated on April 10, 2024. For more information, please contact us at contact@skopjeguide.com.