The monument named “July 26” is located within the Butel Cemetery in Skopje.
It is dedicated to the victims of the earthquake in Skopje in 1963. The monument is made of concrete made visible for the public eye. It was completed in 1965. The author of the monument is Georgi Gruin.
Although this monument may seem symmetrical at first glance, this is not the case. Compare the left and right sides of the monument. Through the applied shapes, as well as the use of cracks, the monument creates a feeling of instability and fragility directly alluding to the consequences of the earthquake in which 80% of the buildings were destroyed and more than 1000 people lost their lives. Here is their eternal home.
Commemorative activities related are regularly held here, referring to these tragic events strongly engraved in the memories of the people in Skopje.