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Strumica is a city in eastern North Macedonia. The city contains 37,000 people with an absolute Macedonian majority. It is the vegetable capital of North Macedonia.


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The Strumica area is full of things to see. Aside from hiking the nearby Mt. Belasica and waterfalls of Smolare and Kolesino, visitors shouldn’t leave without experiencing the exquisite solitude of Vodoca and Veljusa, two nearby Byzantine monasteries still inhabited by monks and nuns and known for their fresco paintings, mosaics and general tranquility.

  • St. Bogorodica Eleusa, Veljusa - the bishop Manuel of Strumica made this monastery, dedicated to the Holy Virgin Eleusa of Tenderness, in 1080. The monastery is important because of its architechtural layout, 11th century frecoes, floor mosaic, and the marble iconstatis.
  • The Roman Therma- a healing spa from Late Antiquity. Archaeological excavations have revealed 10 well preserved quarters.
  • St. Leontuis - it is claimed that in this monastery St. Kliment held education and worship.

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There is a a centuries-old tradition and takes place every year in the period of the Christian festival Trimeri, during Lent. The word “carnival” originates from the Latin words: carne – meat and vale – farewell . The carnival represents a vestige of an ancient cult from the pagan time and indicates the glorification of fertility and purification from the spectral energies of the daily routine. In 1670 the Turkish travel-author Evlija Chelebija, while staying in Strumica, wrote: “ I came into a town located in the foothills of a high hillock and what I saw that night was masked people running house–to–house, with laughter, scream and song“.

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If you come in Strumica you must try the alcoholic drink Strumicka Mastika a traditional drink with anise.

Strumica is famous for its night life. It has some of the best night clubs in the country on Lebljebedzijska Street near the town square.

  • City Cafe in Global Shopping Center
  • Inside cafe in Global Shopping Center
  • Moment cafe in Global Shopping Center
  • Select Cafe
  • Maf-Maf
  • Cafe bar 19
  • Extreme Cafe
  • Platinum.  edit

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  • Hotel Car Samuil - Tel: +389 34 777193
  • Hotel Sirius - Tel: +389 34 345335
  • Hotel Tiveriopol - +389 34 340421; +389 34 340422

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  • Carevi Kuli Fortress - was built right to the city, which is in ruins today. Carevi Kuli is a fortress from the late ancient period. It is located on the southern side of Strumica. It has 100 square meters and is oriented east-west.

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