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The City of Bitola is a mixture of a generation pushing new boundaries while steeped in thousands of years of history. The road into Bitola from the main highway passes by several miles of rather scruffy workshops, auto repairs, and various buildings and dwellings. Fortunately the charm of the city appears as you approach the Main Street - Shirok Sokak. The main street, on the maps as Marshal Tito continues to house a number of foreign consulates, a holdover of the City's major trading postion in the 19th Century.
Shirok Sokak, roughly a mile long stretch of pedestrian promenade is alive with shoppers, passersby and numerous eateries / pubs with outside tables and chairs for enjoying a brew. Busy during the day, and packed at night, the street attracts a young crowd ready to enjoy the day or night.
Walking South from the main street of Shirok Sokak, you can easily walk to the National Institution and Museum, featuring pre-Roman artifacts through exhibits featuring Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. Continuing another mile through a pleasant park it is a pictureseque walk to the ruins of Heraclea Lyncestis. Across the river is the old bazaar, and interesting mix of small shops and farmers market.
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