Skopje Millennium Cross

You can see this remarkable landmark, from anywhere in Skopje. The imposing 66 m Millennium cross (bigger even than the Christ statue in Rio de Janeiro), was built in 2002 to serve as a memorial of 2,000 years of Christianity in Macedonia and the world. It was built on the highest point of the Vodno Mountain on a place known since the time of the Ottoman Empire, as “Krstovar”, meaning “Place of the cross”.

Mileniumski_Krst_027  Since 2011 you can visit the cross by a cable car, and considering the cheep public transportation, and if you are not up for an uphill challenge, avoid the steep hiking trail. First you can take the bus from the city to the Vodno hill, and continue to the Cross with the cable car. The ropeway includes 28 regular gondolas for eight persons and two VIP gondolas for four people. The route is 1,750m long, with the ride lasting 6–8 minutes. The cable car does not run on Mondays and the last Tuesday of the month.

            Some visitors do not really like the outlook of the cross itself, but the view from there is amazing. You have almost 360 degrees of mountain panorama, or the city of Skopje down below. Enjoy!