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Like the name implies, the Upper Gate can be found on the higher part of Ohrid, in the town wall. It has big, heavy doors.
Ohrid used to be completely surrounded by city walls, up until the Ottomans arrived in 1395. One could only enter Ohrid through two gates, the Upper Gate and the Lower Gate. Once taken by the Ottomans, the town expanded beyond the walls as the Turks and Ottomans moved into the Ohrid area. As in other towns like Skopje, the Ottomans kept the Christian population within the town walls.
See my off the beaten path tips about Ohrid for a slightly adventurous tour along the town wall that starts at the Upper Gate.
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