Macedonia Square (Macedonia)
Macedonia Square is the main square of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. The square is the biggest in Macedonia with total 18.500 m2.
It is located in the central part of the city, and it crosses the Vardar River. The Christmas festivals are always held there and it commonly serves as the site of cultural, political and other events. The independence of Macedonia from Yugoslavia was declared here by the country’s first president, Kiro Gligorov. The square is currently under re-development and there are many new buildings around the square being constructed.
In 2007, the Macedonian government announced plans to reconstruct the Army House, which together with the Old Theatre that was severely destroyed in the 1963 Skopje earthquake.