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Warrior on a Horse

Macedonia Square, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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A statue too large

The centre of Skopje is filled with larger than life statues. They often appear out of proportion... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Best Main Square on Our 7 Country Balkan Tour May 2017

This is, in my mind's eye, the best main square we recently visited. The Warrior on the Horse... read more

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Macedonia Square, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The centre of Skopje is filled with larger than life statues. They often appear out of proportion and too massive. For some their relevance for FYR Macedonia's history is a little far fetched.

Thank NorbertW
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is, in my mind's eye, the best main square we recently visited. The Warrior on the Horse (wink, wink) is probably there to symbolize Alexander the Great, son of Philip, who are both Macedonian heroes. However, modern day politics, especially relations with Greece, do...More

Thank SparkyTS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do some reasaerch to see what the Square looked like before this ridiculous statue with an even weirder fountain from which you hear classical music!? was placed here. An incredible lack of taste.....and in the most important place in the town...such a shame....

Thank BabsiIzzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard not to be impressed by the enormous Warrior on a Horse statue (why don't they just simply call it the statue of Alexander the Great?). It dominates Macedonia Square and celebrates the life of one of the world's greatest warriors and the pride...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW this thing is impressive and never ceases to attract a crowd of people from all over the world to take pictures of it. Yes, this is Macedonia's world renowned leader so why shouldn't they have a massive statue of him in the middle of...More

Thank SimDiesel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very ugly statue. If Alexander the Great is part of Macedonia, so be it. Maybe it's a different culture, but I prefer a more subtle approach instead of the sledgehammer of kitsch.

2  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow i was really impressed with the whole Skopje city center. The mix of the old and new city was so interesting. I loved stepping back in time and experiencing the love of the food and their culture. As for the statute of Alexander the...More

Thank Billie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This monument is just stunning!! The fountain changes so often. I could of sat there and watched it for ages if it wasn't so hot outside!!!

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the many ugly statues in skopje. This city was so beautiful before the earthquake, i happened to have seen old photos. Now it is a concoction of different styles

2  Thank fabiofort
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

It definitely stands out and attracts your eye. The fountain is playful with water spouting from lions and dancing in the pool. The tiled yard has interesting patterns and it begs for a selfie. I score it as average as it is not to be...More

Thank Setchiel
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Alex M
6 April 2015|
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Response from Bernhard W | Reviewed this property |
Oh, the statues are great, yes ;-)... The Program for re-building the inner city of skopje was called "Skopje 2014", because it should have been completed in 2014. So, although that didn´t work out, I guess most of it is... More