What is Bitola known for?

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artifacts (more or less limited to a couple of ancient stone masks) and a nice scale model of the city at its peak. If you are already in Bitola, Heraclea is probably worth a visit, but if you have already been to much better known sites of antiquity around the Mediterranean basin, keep in mind that this place leaves much to be desired—but, hey, where else has such a romantic name? - A leisurely stroll around the ruins will take 45–50 minutes at most. Most of the site is inaccessible for wheelchair users. * Wikipedia:Bitola Commons:Category:Bitola

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, Republic of Macedonia * Wikipedia:Bitola Commons:Category:Bitola

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-classical styles. Bitola is a nice place to visit since Pelister National Park is close, the ancient city of Heraklea is there, it has nice Ottoman architecture and 19th century romantic architecture, so some good examples of everything. It can all be done in a day including enjoying coffee on Shirok Sokak, but you have to put aside a separate day for Pelister National Park. The friendly and helpful ''Tourist Information Office'' is on Ulice Sterio Georgiev, just a few metres from the clock tower

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is signed with the initials "D. A. Z.", showing that it was made by iconographer Dimitar Andonov the zograph in 1889. There are many other items, including the chalices made by local masters, a darohranilka of Russian origin, and several paintings of scenes from the New Testament, brought from Jerusalem by pilgrims. The opening scenes of the film ''The Peacemaker (The Peacemaker (1997 film))'' were shot in the "St. Dimitrija" church in Bitola, as well as some ''Welcome to Sarajevo'' scenes. Heraclea Lyncestis Heraclea Lyncestis ( Wikipedia:Bitola Commons:Category:Bitola

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of the world as they understood it back then. In the centre of a rectangular field there is a fountain out of which a grapevine comes (as a symbol of Christ's teachings) and peacocks and deer are gathered around (as symbol of eternal life), meaning if you accept the teaching of Christ you’ll have eternal life. On the left and on the right there are 5 trees rich with fruits with birds flying around (representing the garden of Eden and the afterlife), and a huge red dog called Kerber (Cerberus

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158 url http: books?ei 60c5TsQFiKfxA8eqsZYD&ct result&hl el&id eW0iAQAAIAAJ&dq lyncestae+epirotes&q %22the+Lyncestae+in+the+region+of+Fiorina%2C+the+Orestae+in+the+region+of+Kastoria%2C+and+the+Elimeotae+in+the+region+of+Kozani.+These+tribes+were+all+Epirotic+tribes+and+they+talked+the+Greek+language+but+with+a+different+dialect%22#search_anchor There are important metal artifacts from the ancient period at the necropolis of Crkvishte near the village of Beranci. A golden earring dating from the 4th century BC is depicted on the obverse (Obverse and reverse) of the Macedonian 10 denar (Macedonian denar) banknote, issued in 1996. National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia. Macedonian currency. Banknotes in circulation: 10 Denars. – Retrieved on 30 March 2009. Heraclea Lyncestis ( Wikipedia:Bitola Commons:Category:Bitola

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''Welcome to Sarajevo'' scenes. Heraclea Lyncestis Heraclea Lyncestis ( from the city center. The covered bazaar Left thumb 250px The Monastir bazaar in 1914 (File:Bitola.1914 01.jpg) Situated

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and heavily damaged, but recent restoration and conservation has restored to some extent its original appearance. Jeni Mosque thumb upright Jeni Mosque (File:Jeny mosque in Bitola.JPG) The Jeni Mosque is located in the center of the city. It has a square base, topped with a dome. Near the mosque is a minaret, 40 m high. Today, the mosque's rooms house permanent and temporary art exhibitions. Recent archaeological excavations have revealed that it has been built upon an old church

. The bezisten had eighty-six shops and four large iron gates. The shops used to sell textiles, and today sell food products. Deboj Bath The Deboj Bath is a Turkish (Ottoman Empire) bath (hamam (Turkish bath)). It is not known when exactly it was constructed. At one point, it was heavily damaged, but after repairs it regained its original appearance: a beautiful façade, two large domes and several minor ones. Bitola today thumb The lion (File:Bitola Zoo Lions 2.JPG)s in their cage

restoration and conservation works, have restored, to a certain extent, the original appearance to the mosque. * Wikipedia:Bitola Commons:Category:Bitola

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Kembla . He wrote his first play, ''Full House'', while in his final year at Warrawong High School and then studied creative arts at the University of Wollongong and an acting course at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art). His second play, ''Say Goodbye to the Past'', premiered at Theatre South in 1985. DATE OF BIRTH 20 January 1964 PLACE OF BIRTH Bitola, Republic of Macedonia DATE OF DEATH 25 November 1989 Andrey Lyapchev started his education in Resen but after the April Uprising of 1876 the local school was shut down by Turkish authorities, following the fate of many other Bulgarian schools in Macedonia. He spent the next three years helping his brother Georgi run his shop in Bitola. Georgi was left to take care of the family after the death of their father. In 1879 Lyapchev signed in the Bitola gymnasium and two years later he moved to the newly-established Bulgarian Men's High School of Thessaloniki. One of his teacher’s there was his fellow-townsman Trayko Kitanchev, who had a significant influence on the young student. After Kitanchev’s dismissal in 1884 Lyapchev left the school and moves to Plovdiv together with his teacher. At the time Plovdiv was the main city of the Autonomous Province of Eastern Rumelia. Kuzman Shapkarev was born in Ohrid in 1834. He was a teacher in a number of Bulgarian schools in Ohrid, Bitola, Prilep, Kukush (Kilkis), Solun (Thessaloniki) (Thessaloniki) (1854-1883). In these towns he was especially active in introducing the Bulgarian language in local schools. Не initiated the establishment of two Bulgarian high schools (Bulgarian Men's High School of Thessaloniki) in Solun in 1882–1883. Fishta participated and was elected for president of the committee in the Congress of Monastir (today Bitola in Macedonia (Macedonia, Republic), then Ottoman Empire) held in 1908. Participants of the congress accepted Fishta's proposal for the Latin Bashkimi alphabet to be the standard Albanian alphabet, rejecting proposals that the Arabic alphabet be used. Wikipedia:Bitola Commons:Category:Bitola

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'''Bitola''' ( north of the Medžitlija-Níki border crossing with Greece. It is an important junction connecting the south of the Adriatic Sea with the Aegean Sea and Central Europe. It has been known since the Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) period as "the city of the consuls", since many European countries have consulates in Bitola. According to the 2002 census, Bitola is the second largest city (List of cities in the Republic of Macedonia by population) in the country. Macedonian census, language and religion Bitola is also the seat of the Bitola Municipality. Bitola is one of the oldest cities on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia. It was founded as Heraclea Lyncestis in the middle of the 4th century BC by Philip II of Macedon. During the Ottoman rule (Ottoman Empire) the city was the last capital of Ottoman Rumelia.

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