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Sightseeing in Podgorica - what to see. Complete travel guide

Podgorica Cathedral Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro, and the administrative and cultural center of the country. This picturesque city has always attracted the attention of travelers, and the development of the tourist industry has made it one of the most popular European resorts. Many years ago a small Roman settlement was located at the site of the city. If this place wasn’t so badly damaged not during World War II, Podgorica could have been proud of its historical heritage.
During the years of the war the city was literally wiped off the face of the earth, so the buildings, which can be seen today, were built in the second half of the 20th century. The locals have done their best, so nowadays Podgorica simply amazes visitors by grandeur of parks and squares, which surround beautiful tall buildings. The most ambitious architectural projects of the 21st century are Millennium Bridge and Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, which are located near the center. There is another monument, which will be interesting to travellers from Russia. In 2004, a sculpture of Vladimir Vysotsky was installed on one of the squares.
The only ancient structures that have survived in Podgornica are Turkish fortresses built in the 15th century and castle of King Nicholas Negush, construction of which took place in the 19th century. Today the palace hosts the exhibition of Art Gallery, so besides the observation of rich-decorated halls visitors can see the works of famous sculptors and painters. Church of St. George built in the 12th century is the oldest building of religious character. Tourists are also offered to visit another Roman settlement, which has managed to survive - an ancient town called Doklea. Here you can see the ruins of ancient temples, terms and forums. Copyright
After a day full of sightseeing it’s so nice to walk along one of the beautiful parks of Podgornica or sit in a cozy restaurant; fans of shopping will surely get much fun in modern and large shopping malls.
Podgorica One of the most beautiful architectural monuments in the city is the Winter Royal Palace located in an incredibly beautiful park. King Nikola I Mirkov Petrović-Njegoš ordered to build this magnificent palace in the late 19th century for his wife. Subsequently, the chic Empire-style palace became the favorite winter residence of the entire royal family. The garden surrounding the palace is of no less historical interest. It has preserved many fine sculptures, squares and decoration elements dating back more than 100 years.
The most visited cultural institution of Podgorica is the City Museum that was opened in 1950. The museum's extensive exposition is divided into four thematic zones where visitors can see unique historical, cultural, archaeological and ethnographic exhibits. One of the most valuable is considered to be a collection of ceramics that date back to the 3rd century BC. On the ground floor of the museum, there is a specially equipped room for temporary exhibitions.
In Podgorica, travelers can stroll along the largest square in Montenegro, which is called Republic Square. The country's largest square covering an area of 15,000 square meters is surrounded by wonderful alleys of palms and oaks. In the center of the square, you can see a beautiful fountain, which is decorated with artistic illumination when darkness falls. Around the square you can see many beautiful buildings: here is the National Library of Montenegro, as well as the Town Hall built in 1930.
In the heart of Podgorica's historical district, you can see the Clock Tower - another interesting symbol from the past. The exact date of construction of the tower is unknown. According to some historical data, it was erected at the turn of the 15-16 centuries. The height of this tower is about 15 meters, and it is one of the few city's historical landmarks, which have managed to survive during the war. The main feature of the tower is a big clock fixed on its facade, which has been working for more than 250 years.
Theater fans are strongly recommended to visit the Montenegrin National Theatre, which is currently housed in a beautiful modern building. Every year, the country's main theater hosts performances of different styles and welcomes more than 50,000 visitors.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Podgorica and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Podgorica
♥   Shopping area ' Slobode Street' Podgorica, 0 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Podgorica
♥   Castle 'Drisht Castle' , 45.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rozafa Castle' , 47.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Qafë Castle' , 47.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Lezhë Castle' , 79.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rodoni Castle' , 96.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Podgorica
♥   National Park 'Skadarsko jezero' , 21.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Lovćen' , 36.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Biogradska Gora' , 57.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Durmitor National Park' , 76 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Velika i Mala petka' , 100.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Forte Rose

From the series “Famous Abandoned Military Bases and Forts”
It is incredibly exciting to visit and explore the three-storey building. Here, you will find many bunkers, stairs and platforms for the installation of military equipment. Curious guests can walk through the narrow corridors and steep stairs. Not far from the fort there is a complex system of catacombs, which will also appeal to lovers of independent historical research. Surrounded by the old forts, there are now several small hotels, so you can spend a few days in this interesting and picturesque area. … Read further

Floating Hotel Catamaran

From the series “Fancy Houses and Hotels Located on Water or Under Water”
Construction of the Floating Hotel will start soon, this project has been appreciated and has won the prestigious Millenium Yacht Design Awards prize. The location of the hotel will be one of the lakes of Serbia. The organizers of the project note that the number of rooms-catamarans will be literally unlimited. If the hotel attracts the attention of a large number of guests, the number of floating rooms will be constantly increased. … Read further

Sightseeing in Montenegro: things to see

Continue your observation of the country with a visit to the Mount Lovcen. The mountain is located in the territory of a national park. This is not only a great place to enjoy beautiful nature as there are several important historical landmarks in the area. The Mausoleum of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, the great Montenegrin philosopher and politician, is also quite an interesting place. One of buildings in Lovcen was built by his initiative. This is a church named after St. Peter of Cetinje. During the observation of religious landmarks you will see beautiful nature in its splendour - amazing green pastures, fields and forests. Lovcen is distinguished by a peaceful atmosphere of relaxation and harmony. … Open
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