Skopje Aqueduct

I left the hotel about 7.00am this morning but, before heading to Ohrid, I set the Garmin to take me to the Skopje Aqueduct that is a few km out of the city centre.

Skopje Aquaduct
Skopje Aqueduct

Amazingly, the aqueduct isn’t sign-posted and I saw nothing about it on the tourist information signs in the city. The government is busy building lots of new buildings and statues that ‘look old’ and seems to be ignoring this little gem. The age of the aqueduct doesn’t seem to have been firmly established. It could be as old as the 1st century, built by the Romans, or as new as the 16th century, built during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Regardless, it is an old structure of a significant size (about 387 metres long).

The Defender passes through one of the arches of the aqueduct.
The Defender passes through one of the arches of the aqueduct.

I was the only person in the area this morning, so I had the aqueduct to myself for photographs. There is no protection in place for the structure, so it is possible to walk on top of it.

The Defender at the Skopje Aqueduct
The Defender at the Skopje Aqueduct
Skopje Aqueduct
Skopje Aqueduct
Skopje Aqueduct
Skopje Aqueduct
The top of the aqueduct is overgrown with weeds and wildflowers
The top of the aqueduct is overgrown with weeds and wildflowers
Grasses on the aqueduct
Grasses on the aqueduct
Skopje Aqueduct
Skopje Aqueduct
One of the spans
One of the spans
One of the supporting pillars
One of the supporting pillars

2 Comments

    1. I know. It’s in a field next to a military base that anyone can access. As you can see, I drove the Defender right up to it. It doesn’t seem as though the government puts any value on it.

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