European capitals to visit: Skopje- Among the numerous European capitals , Skopje is one of the less famous ones for tourist attraction, but not for this reason less fascinating. Not many years ago I spent a couple of days in this mysterious city and I can assure you that it was a very interesting experience . Skopje is the capital of North Macedonia and the country’s political, economic and cultural center. Things to see and do in Skopje include lively squares, religious buildings, Ottoman-era neighborhoods and national monuments. I recommend two full days to get to know this unique city and to see beyond the tourist attractions of Skopje, Matka Canyon and the Monastery of Saint Panteleimon , both within easy reach of the Macedonian capital.