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Situated in the north-western regions of Macedonia, Tetovo is a city found on the Shar mountain foothills. Tetovo had fallen under the spell of the Romans and the Ottoman in the past, as it is held as one of the important education centers at present. Tetovo has many attractions that never fail to attract the attention of the tourists.

The Arabati Baba Tekje in Tetovo comprises of many buildings that was raised during the end of the eighteenth century to conduct religious ceremonies demands a visit. Presently, it serves as a museum and is one of the significant attractions here. If you are an inquisitive traveler eager to know about the Ottoman past, the Baltepe Fortress at Tetovo is the right place to glean information regarding the Ottoman past. Also, panoramic views from this fortress are just spectacular, which include the views of the stunning Polog plain which is a virtual feast to the eyes of the traveler.

Situated about five kilometers from Tetovo is the Ethno Museum, which is the smallest of its kind in the world. Owing to the tiny shape, the museum receives one visitor at a time, and the displayed materials belong to the eighteenth and the nineteenth century. Also, one can find ceramic items that are as old as five thousand to eight thousand years.

One of the prime attractions here happens to be the Lesok Monastery, where the visitor can come by the churches belonging to St.Atanasius as well as that of the Holy Mother of God. Distanced by about eight kilometer from Tetovo, Lesok Monastery unveils information dating back to the fourteenth century, as the triconhos shape of the church here is a unique sight. Another historical delight that takes the visitor by surprise is the Painted mosque that unveils the Constantinople style, and with the well painted interior and façade, this mosque is yet another site to be visited.

The most gracious and orthodox temple of Saints Cyril and Methodius church lying in the Polog valley is another attraction that lures the attention of the visitors. The three-nave basilica with fresco paintings embellishing the walls is yet another splendor at Tetovo.
 
The Turkish Amam, or the bath that was created in the fifteenth century is now an art gallery here that prompts a visit. Visitors also find the prospect of spending time at the Popova Sapka ski resort that is about eighteen kilometers from Tetovo an interesting endeavor, and ski slopes found here are of excellent quality. There is no dearth of attractions at Tetovo as when a visitor plans to make a tour of Tetovo.
 
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