The modern-day capital of Montenegro, Podgorica and is by far the country's largest city. For that reason, there's a lot to be said and done in Podgorica and the city's tremendous historic and cultural importance to Montenegro is hard to overestimate.
Many famous Montenegrins have called the city home, and monuments to their accomplishments dot the city's many parks. Keep a special eye out while walking Podgorica's shaded streets for statues of such local (and international) celebrities as Marko Miljanov, or the quintessential Montenegrin writer and ruler Petar II Petrovic Njegos.
The city suffered heavily during the Second World War when it was bombed over 70 times and raised to the ground. As such, the buildings and amenities in Podgorica are more modern and this may be a real incentive to stay for the travel-weary vacationer.
The city of Podgorica is located near the confluence of two stunning rivers, the Ribnica and the Moraca which combine together and together with Podgorica, lie in the Zeta plain. The city of Podgorica is not only the Capital of Montenegro but also its capital of tourism and travelers enter and leave the country via the nearby Podgorica International Airport on their way to the winter playgrounds of the Montenegrin northern country, and the seaside resorts on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast.
Podgorica was built on the banks of the river Moraca and like many towns that are traversed by a meandering river, sunsets along its banks are often quite spectacular and easily enjoyed while enjoying excellent Montenegrin coffee at a local outdoor cafe.
Gorica Hill overlooks Podgorica and provides the perfect vantage point for admiring the city and the many rivers in the Zeta river valley as they come together during their long course to the Adriatic.
In Podgorica, popular landmarks that can be easily accessed on foot including the soaring Millennium Bridge King Nicola's palace, the modernist promote building, and the Montenegrin National Theater is a must-see contribution to Podgorica's right cultural life that often showcases international and local acts to much fanfare.
For the hard-to-find items that you may need while traveling between Podgorica and other locations nearby, don't overlook Herzegovina Street where you can find Podgorica's main pedestrian district and a wealth of shops, boutiques, quirky cafes and stylish salons.
If Montenegro's rich natural flora and fauna interest you, a good recommendation would be to include a trip to the Natural History Museum during your travels around Podgorica, and museums also dot the city as a reminder of Montenegro's rich history.
Finally, don’t miss the many art galleries that dot Podgorica, including one notable gallery in Dvorac Petrovića (Petrovic's Castle) in the city’s largest public park, and the art gallery in King Nichola’s castle (Perjanički dom, or ‘House of the Honor Guard’) which was converted into one large art gallery in 1984 and houses over 1500 works of art.
Whatever your reason for visiting Podgorica, whether it be the modern amenities the city provides, the many historic buildings or the emphasis on art and culture, we are sure that your stay in Podgorica will be prodigious! Roman Square (Vektra Square), shows the face of the new Podgorica at its best. The best place to watch the sunset is the steps of Podgorica. The Clock Tower " one of the main sights of both old and new Podgorica.