Museum of Contemporary Art

The building of the Museum of Contemporary Art, as one of most monumental in Skopje, was designed (Czech architect Viktor J. Hudak) and constructed in the course of 1930 - 1938. The object is conceived in modern architectural language for that time, with specific massive and playful dimensions and clear façade elements in the shape of a pentagon with an inner court.
The building is in use since 1939 as Museum of the Vardar Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, when part of the modern painting collection of prince Pavle was stored in it.
After the liberation of Skopje in 1944 the museum building is renamed as Art Museum of the People Republic of Macedonia.
The earthquake that Skopje experienced in 1963 significantly damaged the Museum building. Works for its repair and reconstruction were undertaken. In this year the museum is renamed to Museum of Contemporary Art and the collection was significantly enriched with presents from artist from all over the world.. The fund of donated works has exceeded 4000 art works by around thousand artists from all over the world
The museum has several exhibition rooms, a big exhibition hall, drawing and print cabinets, depots, library, offices etc.

Presidential Palace

In 1970, after several decades of activity in various residential objects, the President of the Socialistic Republic of Macedonia, finally gets adequate working space when the new Presidential Palace is built on the Kale fortress - the old heart of the city of Skopje.
The project of the Presidential Palace building was solidarity present from the People Republic of Poland after the catastrophic earthquake in 1963. The architects of the building are the renounced Polish architects Waclaw Klyszewski, Jerzy Mokrzynski and Eugeniush Wiezbicki.
Along with the Presidential cabinet, in the Presidential Palace, which is an exceptional example of the late modernistic architecture (5428m²), several meeting halls, a gala salon and offices of the presidential administration are located. The residence (living quarters) of the President are situated in the south wing of the palace.
For the purpose of protocol activities that take place in the palace, after the independence of the Republic of Macedonia in 1991, several major renovations of the palace have been undertaken. For the future, a creation of a Presidential Library in the north wing of the palace is planned.