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Sirok Sokak in Bitola

Sirok Sokak (Широк Сокак, Wide Street) is the main street in Bitola, a place where you go if you want to see someone in Bitola or to be seen.

Many travel writers and travelers passers, which passed Bitola through the ages, marveling at the beauty of the town and its main street noticed:

"If you were in Bitola, and you have not walked through the Main Street, than you have seen nothing."

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Fascinated by this street, many pronounced and unknown artists, especially poets and composers, made some of the most beautiful Macedonian songs.
Ако одам во Битола (If I go to Bitola)
Ќе прошетам по Широк Сокак (I will walk on Sirok Sokak)
А на Дембел чаршија (And on "Dembel" bazaar)
Кафе ќе се напијам (I will drink coffee)
....

Video presentation of the Bitola museum with the song “Ако одам во Битола (If I go to Bitola)”.

The need, most of the public life to be in the center of the city, which always had an intense cultural and entertainment life, made this street a place where many representative buildings were built.

Bitola guests who usually come from the south side of the city (where the bus and train station are), from the city promenade up to the north, and can notice the beautiful buildings, such as:

the building of Bitola Museum,

Army House building,

Hotel Epinal,

House of Culture,

the Catholic Church,

Clock Tower,

Yeni mosque

Ishac mosque,

Church "Sv.Dimitrija" and others.

Old photos from Shirok Sokak

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