Bitola is a place where Ottoman and European culture met, creating the biggest number of consulates brought together in one place on the Balkans. Now, an urban and modern city offering numerous monuments of history, nurturing tradition, and allowing you to discover Macedonia in a very steady rhythm, Bitola is our next stop along the way.
We are going to visit the clock tower which is an interesting site, and the story behind it is less than coherent. The Covered Bazar, a true rarity, is another place you ought to visit. Situated near the city center, the covered bazaar is one of the most impressive and oldest buildings in Bitola from the Turkish period. The old Bazar has also a unique appearance you should enjoy if you are into old European culture. For it is precisely through places like this that you get the feeling of change through the centuries. Urban and old, intermingled into one- it is what makes Bitola so unique.
We are going to visit Church of saint Demetrius Witch is decorated with chandeliers, a carved bishop throne and an engraved iconostasis, this church represents rather important cultural heritage. Adjar-Kadi mosque is the most impressive monument to Islamic architecture in Bitola. It commands quite a lot of attention and is placed among the couple of must-see places in this city. Other mosques you ought to visit are the Jeni mosque, Ishak Celebi mosque, and the Kodza-Kadi mosque.
This day trip starts and ends in Pogradec