Skopje Aqueduct

Skopje Aqueduct
Coordinates 42° 01′ 411″ N, 021° 25′ 124″ E
Carries Skopje Aqueduct
Locale Vizbegovo near Skopje, Macedonia
Material brick, stone
Total length 386 m (1,266 ft)
Height 16.5 m (54 ft)
Construction end reign of Justinian I (527 – 565) or during the reign of Ottomans (16th century)

The Skopje Aqueduct (Macedonian: Скопски аквадукт) is an aqueduct and archaeological site located in the village of Vizbegovo 2 km (1.2 mi) northwest from Skopje, Macedonia. The Skopje Aqueduct is the only aqueduct in Macedonia, and one of three largest and well preserved in the former Yugoslavia along with Diocletianus Aqueduct near Split, Croatia and Bar Aqueduct in Montenegro.

The question of when the Skopje Aqueduct was built is unclear. There are three theories:

This aqueduct was in use until the eighteenth century. Only about 386 meters (1,266 ft) with 55 arches of this structure of stone and brick remain. It is assumed that the aqueduct took water from the spring Lavovec (village Gluvo in mountain Skopska Crna Gora), 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) northwest from Skopje and brought water to city center.

See also

Panorama of the Skopje Aqueduct



  1. According to this theory, Justiniana Prima, was somewhere near the Skopje Fortress, and not, as is usually considered in Lebane Serbia, at the site Caričin Grad.
  2. (Macedonian) Аквадукт Скопје,, accessdate=2010-08-25
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Coordinates: 42°01.411′N 021°25.124′E / 42.023517°N 21.418733°E / 42.023517; 21.418733

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