Historical Attractions

Kapan An

Kapan an is a Han (caravanserai) in the Old Bazaar of Skopje. It was built in the mid-15th century by Bosnian general Isa-Beg Isaković, ruler of Skopsko Krajište, in order to provide a regular source of income for his endowment.

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Kapan an is a Han (caravanserai) in the Old Bazaar of Skopje. It was built in the mid-15th century by Bosnian general Isa-Beg Isaković, ruler of Skopsko Krajište, in order to provide a regular source of income for his endowment.

The name of the han is derived from the Arabic word kabban which was a device used for measuring the weight of sold goods at the entrance of the han.

The Kapan Han has a surface area of 1,086 m². The building has two entrances, a ground level and second level. There were 44 rooms for guests and traders with their caravans. There was space for horses on the east side of the han.

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Did You Know?

Fact #1

After Macedonia was liberated from the Turks’ sway in the early 20th century, it became a Republic of the Yugoslav Federation with Skopje as its capital.

Fact #2

The city had changed its name four times throughout the centuries, being called Skupi (13 year B.C), Justinijana Prima (5th, 6th century), Skopje (7th century) and Ushkup (14th century).

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