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The Bitola Museum and Atatürk

Before leading the nation of Turkey into the modern day, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk attended military high school in Macedonia. Today, his former educational institute has been converted into the Bitola Museum, a special wing of which celebrates the great man and his legacy. The principal section of the Bitola Museum takes visitors on a chronological […]

Bitola – Macedonia’s Second City

Bitola may lag behind Skopje in terms of population and influence, but with its turn-of-the-century architecture, compact Turkish quarter, lovely churches and ancient mosques, it competes in terms of style. We spent a few days exploring the city, and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Found in the far south of Macedonia, fifteen miles from the Greek border, […]