Bargala, Shtip, Macedonia
Bargala – an ancient city in Macedonia, located 12 km northeast of Stip. The name Bargala is of Thracian origin, and its etymological origin binds to the river Bregalnica.
In the 4th and 5th century, Bargala became important trong cultural.
The city was in the part of the province middle Dachiya. In the V and VI century, and especially in the time of Justinian I (527-565), the city reached its most high development.
A new settlement was formed in the Middle Ages, which is marked by the church “St. George”, built at the end of the second half of the IX century.
Bargala is located near Stip town. Stip is one of the oldest cities in Macedonia. The first name of this town is Astibo. The city was known in the first century. It has about 45,000 inhabitants in it. Near the town are Kezovica thermal springs.