Podgorica Travel Guide

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Podgorica Things to Do

  • Statue to Alexander Pushkin

    When we visited Podgorica we liked this statue. I especially like statues you can join in in and this one is a perfect example with its extra chair between the main figures. At the time of our visit we had no idea what this statue was. We were unable to read the information next to it which was in Cyrilic. We have since discovered it was a monument...

  • Vladimir Vysotsky Monument

    This statue is located on the western side of the Moskovski Pedestrian Bridge. Vladimir Vysotsky was a Russian poet, singer and actor. He wrote more than 800 songs, many of them political in nature. He died in 1980. This memorial shows him clutching his guitar. A frame surrounds him and near his feet lies a skull. This supposedly reminds people he...

  • Partizan Memorial

    I walked up Gorica Hill from Saint George's Church to the Partizan Memorial. This monument was quite impressive. It was built in 1953 by architect Vojislav Dokic and covers the remains of Partizan fighters. The text on the monument says " They loved freedom more than life. In the war of national liberation from 1941 to 1945, 6780 fighters from...

  • The Cathedral of the Resurrection of...

    The Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ - Saborni Hram Hristovog VaskrsenjaDue to the intense heat we took a taxi to this church then slowly wended our way back via several sights. This cathedral is stunning. It is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen and unlike many others in the former Yugoslavia, no-one seemed to mind if you...

  • Ribnica Bridge and Fortress

    This was the first of Podgorica's sites that I actually really liked. The Ribnica River was not at its best; it was completely dry. The stone bridge across it had the odd graffitti tag. The remains of the fortress are few and far between and the centre of the fortress was filled with large rubbish bins. Despite all of this, this sight is worth...

  • King Nikola Petrovic Monument

    King Nikola was the last king of Montenegro. He lived from 1841 to 1921. He was a general, a politician and a poet. The statue shows him seated on a horse. It was sculpted by Risto Radmilovic and was unveiled in 2005. Fortunately we saw it before we visited Skopje - a city guaranteed to destroy your interest in statues of men on horses.


Podgorica Hotels

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  • Hotel Podgorica

    Hotel is very centraly located, easy walking distance to all major spots, malls, restaurants and...

  • Hotel Philia

    Cetinjski put bb, Podgorica, 81000, Montenegro

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Eminent Hotel

    Njegoseva 25, Podgorica, 81000, Montenegro

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Podgorica Restaurants

  • Very Enjoyable Setting and Meal.

    On our first evening in Podgorica we wandered through the new town and found the Forma Restaurant. We sat outside the restaurant on a pedestrianized street. We had a very pleasant meal. Peter had four cheeses pizza and I had chicken and vegetable rissotto. We drank Lav beer - unaware that it was Serbian.Service was fine, food and drink were good....

  • Restaurant Carine Centar

    On our first and only evening in Podgorica we found it a bit difficult to find a decent restaurant to start our holiday. We walked about the city centre and finally chose Restaurant Carine Centar for our dinner.It has a large outdoor terrace, which was already packed with locals when we took a seat. Inside the restaurant has two floors. The ground...

  • One of the first private restorants

    Famous resort and restaurant Voda u Kršu, is the last station at the route of Podgorica-Petrovac, before you came at the Adriatic sea. Nice ambient, good food and drink, and chiep prices -and after renovation at the december of 2002., the service upped at the higher level.Beautifull and glamourous saloon, the best national food, good service -made...

  • Old and New

    Restoraunt is positionied at Old City and one of the olldest object at town Podgorica. The restorant building dates from 1630. Unique ambinet with the State protection.Touch of the old Podgorice in the center of the new city. Every kind of meat prepared under SAC (special pot put in the live fire).

  • Try something new

    Fantastic food and if possible even better surraundings. Dish made from corn flour and lots of cheese called KACAMAK and Aleksandar Steak.

  • Great national food

    Nice ambience, low prices and what is the most important great food. When the weather is nice enjoy the fresh air and a beautiful wiev. It is located only 10 metars from the river. Try fresh fish from its own pools.


Podgorica Nightlife

  • Entertaining Bar

    This was an interesting pub. The owner is a big fan of the British TV comedy 'Only Fools and Horses'. He based his pub on the pub in this TV show. The menu depicts scenes from the show and the walls are covered with pictures of the characters from the TV show. Quite an interesting place to visit.

  • Pleasant place for a drink

    We stopped in this very pleasant new town bar to cool down and have a refreshing drink. The girl who served us was very pleasant and friendly. The bar is themed on Johnny Depp as Captain Jack in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. There are pictures of him everywhere.

  • sport place

    if you like running, walking or other kind of sports in parks, you can relax in Trim Bar right by trim path in Podgorica. here you can enjoy coffee or beer, or ice cream


Podgorica Transportation

  • Arriving in Podgorica by air.

    We arrived in Podgorica by air. I can honestly say that the airport is a disgrace and gives a terrible first impression of the country. At passport control there is no queuing system. It's like a free for all rugby scrum to get through.Once we got through and reached the luggage belt, we watched as all the luggage fell off it into a heap and the...

  • Podgorica to Belgrade

    We left Podgorica by train. The station, like the airport, is a disgrace, but that aside the journey was OK. We had comfortable seats. The scenery was beautiful especially in the area around the border with its mountains, rivers and viaducts. The journey should have taken ten hours but in reality took eleven and a half.

  • Bus from Podgorica to Ulcinj

    There are many buses a day from Podgorica to Ulcinj until 19:50. The trip takes about 1h45min.Fare6.0 EUR


Podgorica Shopping

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    Medovina (Honey-Wine)

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    Many believe that Medovina is a mixture of honey and Brandy. In fact, this Montenegrin drink is more related to wine, that's why it is referred to as honey-wine. It is made by mixing honey and water, the two main ingredients, after which it takes a whole year for the product to mature in the process of alcoholic fermentation. Its flavour is sweet and mild, and its alcohol by volume content is 12-15%.

    Medovina (Mead) is independently multicultural. It is known from many sources of ancient history throughout Europe, Africa and Asia, although archaeological evidence of it is ambiguous. Its origins are lost in prehistory; it can be regarded as the ancestor of all fermented drinks.

    Medovina was considered by the ancient Slavic warriers as the elixir of life, and was believed to possess healing powers. It was discovered that Medovina contains the entire vitamin B complex, along with other essential properties which can have a positive effect on fertility.

    What to buy: The highest quality honey can be found in Crna Gora in the mountainous regions of Durmitor and the villages on the slopes of Lovcen.
    Medovina was one of the drinks popular among the ancient Slavs, while today it is made at private village households according to traditional recipes.

    What to pay: 20-25 Eur per bottle.

    Medovina (Honey-Wine) Medovina [from the net]
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Podgorica Local Customs

  • Niksicko Beer

    This is the beer of choice in Montenegro and very good it is too. If you can not pronounce it, ask for a Nik. One problem with beer in Montenegro was that in the supermarket you can not purchase a bottle unless you return one. We tried to ask how you got on the bottle ladder if you had just arrived in the country, but people just got angry with us...

  • Niksicko Pivo

    Montenegro's most popular local beer is Niksicko Pivo, which is brewed by the Trebjesa brewery in Niksic. After Podgorica, Niksic is Montenegro's second largest town.The brewery produces four lagers: Niksicko pivo, Nik Gold, Nik Cool, and Niksicko tamno. During our 2 weeks in Montenegro I enjoyed quite a few Niksicko pivo and Nik Gold.Nowadays the...

  • Montenegrin currency: Euro

    I found it quite an interesting fact to know that Montenegro is neither a member of the European Union nor a member of the so called Eurozone, but that the country has adopted the Euro as official currency.Prior to the introduction of the Euro, the German Mark (Deutsche Mark) was the currency used in Montenegro. Of course Montenegro does not have...


Podgorica Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware!

    Drivers in Podgorica are very wildSo beware of them. Don't look if it's red or green light, but if you see car on the road.If you don't see any car, then run across the street. It's the safest way to get the other side of the road :)

  • Podgorica is located in middle...

    Podgorica is located in middle of mountanious area. If driving a car, to get anywhere from podgorica one would have to drive carefully, becaue the roads have many curves and if you were to run of the road you would be falling of a mounain.

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Podgorica What to Pack

  • The Rough Guide to Montenegro

    For our 2 week trip to Montenegro, I felt the need to buy a proper guide book for independent travel.I finally decided for "The Rough Guide to Montenegro - 1st edition", as I have already made many good experiences with Rough Guides on several other trips. As Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro, the Rough Guide has several pages about the...

  • In Your Pocket - Podgorica

    I must admit that I am a huge fan of the "In Your Pocket" guides. They are usually an excellent resource for information about travels to Eastern and Central European cities. So I was more than happy that I could download the Podgorica guide from the In Your Pocket website; we didn't find the printed version during our stay in the city though....

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Podgorica Off The Beaten Path

  • Day trip to Cetinje

    Cetinje was founded in the 15th century and it was the royal capital of independent Montenegro from 1878 until 1918. It offers a rich cultural and historical heritage, especially from the 18th and 19th century.The main sight is probably Cetinje Monastery, which was founded in 1701 and destroyed several times by the Turks. Other sights include the...

  • Crvena Stijena

    Crvena Stijena ( Red Rock ) is the biggest cave and an arheological site in Montenegro. Not long ago the tooth of Neanerthal man was found. Crvena Stijena is considered to be one of the biggest paleozic site in Europe as well.

  • Lake Skadar is on 15 or 20...

    Lake Skadar is on 15 or 20 minutes west from Podgorica by car and has plenty of romantic restaurants and magical scenery, like something out of dream.


Podgorica Favorites

  • Take a trip to the seaside or...

    Take a trip to the seaside or up into the mountains, both are only 1.5 hours from podgorica. Also be sure to sample some of the local Crno Vina, or black wine. Singing songs and drinking some of the best wine in the world with my friends at a local cafe.

  • The city of Podgorica is not a...

    The city of Podgorica is not a tourist town and therefore has little to offer the tourist today, but if you are there, try and meet the people. Being with our friends who live there and their families. The picture attached here has a story behind it. We were visiting Maja's studio an artist friend when a friend of hers came to visit. She...

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