Spectacular views, commanding structure, mountaintop camping: Millennium Cross, Republic of North Macedonia

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Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul A COMMANDING SPECTACLE AT THE summit of Vodno Mountain, and proudly overlooking the city of Skopje in the Republic of North Macedonia, is the 66-meter (217-ft) high Millennium Cross. Millennium Cross on top of Krstovar Peak At 1,066 meters (3,497 feet), Millennium Cross was constructed on Krstovar Peak as a memorial of 2,000 years of Christianity. Krstovar means “place...

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