Kapan An (Kapan Han) was built in the mid-15th century to serve guests, traders and caravans. It had 44 rooms and space for horses. Today it’s a cultural monument that not only has centuries of history behind it, but also carries memories from the fantastic ’80s nightlife and is a big part of the club scene in Skopje.
If you’re here, you can have lunch in a restaurant on the ground floor, or maybe like me, you’ll want to sit in the unique, colorful cafe where you can order Turkish coffee. I enjoy talking to the local craftsmen, so if you see some of them, I recommend you ask them about their shop, or how they remember Kapan An. They will definitely have an interesting story to tell, one that will go hand in hand with the memory of you walking in one of the oldest and most memorable places in Skopje.
If you like drum and bass parties, make sure you check for some music on the first floor if you’re close by. You might be lucky to catch a DJ or a live band.