Kratovo Category: Cities View all pictures (6) Kratovo Kratovo, also recognized as the city of towers and bridges, is a small quiet but unique town with lot of tradition and history, located in the northeast part of Macedonia. Got its name from the place where it lays, for an extinguished volcano crater still lies there even today. Kratovo is considered as one of the oldest urban settlements, known for being an important mining town where the first country coins appeared. Nearby is the stone village of Kuklica, the famous doll village. These stones dolls are a very popular tourist attraction because of their relation to actual people and the urban legend that comes with it. The towers in Kratovo were constructed and owned by the owners of the mines, they used to live in them together with the guards and the coins that were made from gold and silver mines. Although in they were 13 in total, only six remain till this day. For better protection the towers were connected with underground tunnels that enabled the owners to escape the incoming raids with their gold and coins. It’s suspected to this day, that there is some treasure lost by the fleeing owners in the deep-down tunnels, waiting to be found. As for the bridges, nowadays there are only 4 left that function. Out of the four bridges the most famous is Radin Bridge which has its own legend. The bridge was built by three brothers and as soon as they started to raise the bridge, it fell apart the very evening. A local prophet warned them that in order for the bridge not to fall again, they must sacrifice one of their brides. The brothers sat down that evening and agreed that whoever's wife came the following morning first will be made sacrifice and put in the built foundations of the bridge. The two older brothers told their wives about the plan but the youngest one did not. His wife Rada was the first to come the following morning and was thrown in the foundation of the bridge by the two older brothers. Therefore, the bridge got the name by her, Radin Most (Rada's Bridge).