Skopje's Museum of the Macedonian Struggle features 13 exhibits detailing Macedonia history from the beginning of its resistance against Ottoman rule through its declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Visitors can take a look at each exhibit to see artifacts from different periods in history, from weapons and documents to furniture and artwork. Travelers will also see more than 100 wax figures of historical Macedonian figures throughout the museum, as well as portraits of the most important revolutionaries and intellectuals in Macedonian history and paintings of important historical scenes.
Guided tours are available to take visitors through the exhibits and past Macedonia's original Declaration of Independence. The museum even opened on Sept. 8, 2011, the country's Independence Day.
The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle is located on the Old Town side of the Vardar River, just across the Stone Bridge from Macedonia Square and not far from the Museum of Archaeology and the Holocaust Memorial Center. It is within easy walking distance of most central Skopje hotels.