Dear Sir / Madam,

Welcome to Veles,

The city with its 23 centuries of history keeps alive the memories of its builders, revolutionaries, revivalists and cultural activists. It is an open air museum in Macedonia.  Whether you would like to understand the history of the Balkans or you like to visit the first theatre, the house of the founder of the first school in Macedonian language or you like to visit the church “Sveti Pantelejmon- The Macedonian La Scala”, you are on the right place. But if your interest is oriented towards archaeological sites or towards the old architecture, again you have made the right choice.  Here we have Stobi, the Cale fortress of Veles, the steep alleys, European buildings from the 19th century and the authentic old city architecture. If you want to feel the tradition, taste the specialties and the vines that come from the rich gastronomic offer and enjoy the magical sounds of the old urban traditional folk music performed by the Čalgija. In Veles there is a place for the lovers of mountain and lake tourism and for the nature and intensive urban rhythm enthusiasts.

Mayor of the municipality of Veles,
Ace Kocevski