Great starting point for a trip through Montenegro.
Not too much to see.
Podgorica - Montenegro's unknown capital.
Some of the most interesting graffiti I saw on my trip this summer was in Podgorica (much like Cluj-Napoca, in Romania). Many of the painted walls seemed both psychedelic and angry at the same time, and I certainly got the sense that staying in Podgorica too long could drive someone crazy! I also noticed the word...more
While much of Podgorica could be described as "crumbing remains of the Soviet Empire", one of Podgorica's most-recognizable monuments could be described as anything but. The Millenium Bridge spans the Moraca River on the north edge of the city center. It is 140 metres across and the tower rises 57 metres above the road.more
I loved walking around Podgorica and looking at the colliding architectural styles. I am particularly partial to Communist architectural movements, so I fell in love with the "Zgrada Vlade" (Government Building) located just across the river from Mali Park. I believe this is the old government building, and that a newer one exists, but this is the...more
There are a number of small parks along Podgorica's rivers and throughout the center of the city. Park Mali was close to my hostel and provided some comfortable shade on an afternoon with temperatures topping forty degrees celcius. "Mali" translates to "small"- I'm not sure if there's also a "Big Park" or not! I had a few run-ins with creepy men in...more
Carved into the hills outside Podgorica is one of Montenegro's holiest sites- Ostrog monastery. The monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church has been on the site since the 1600s, though the building there today dates back to the 1920s. Once there you can take a look at beautiful frescoes and mosaics, and also take in views of the surrounding...more
Hotel is very centraly located, easy walking distance to all major spots, malls, restaurants and...more
Njegoseva 25, Podgorica, 81000, Montenegro
Good for: Couples
Cetinjski put bb, Podgorica, 81000, Montenegro
Good for: Solo
Prices have definitely risen at Leonardo since the Lonely Planet broke the news of their solid pizzas. My favorite part was actually the walk to the restaurant, winding our way through residential streets and seeing things most tourists will probably never spot. While my guidebook says pizzas are in the five-euro range, we found they started closer...more
Forum Cafe is located right across Republic Square in the heart of Podgorica. Although the area was dead as the last dodo bird, that kind of prime real estate came at a high price. After scoping the prices of the drinks we decided to go elsewhere for our dinner that night. Good thing- if this is what they do with a fine glass of Montenegrin wine,...more
Basically located in a niche carved into Podgorica's stadium you'll find Skadarlija Restaurant, one of the few places open for breakfast in the city, and a simple, interesting place to sample Montenegro's culinary offerings. With no English menu and no English spoken, be prepared to play charades and have a good laugh with the staff. I stopped in...more
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...more
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...more
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).more
For the travellers using Public transport best way to get to Sarajevo from Podgorica is with bus via Nikshic and Foca. Arguably best scenic road abiet scary and in not so good condition. But worth it for Photo oportunityHere are timetables for Daily departuresPolazak Dolazak Prevoznik 07:40 14:15 SONS SARAJEVO Stations07:40 14:15 KRCUNOVIC...more
Buses leave Podgorica heading for Kotor (and surrounding towns) all the time, especially in high season. The trip takes about two hours and costs seven euros. Gentlemen, take note: My 11:08 am bus was completely packed... with women. There were only five men on board and every other seat was occupied by a woman. Dress to impress!(I noticed more...more
There is a daily bus from Pristina, Kosovo to Podgorica, Montenegro. The cost was about seventeen euro. The bus departs around 7:00 pm from the station in Pristina and arrives at the ungodly hour of 3:00 am... make sure your hotel has 24/7 reception or make arrangements for your late arrival. We found the area around the station safe, so don't fear...more
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.
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...more
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...more
If coming during the summer, expect pretty high temperatures. This, however, shouldn’t encourage you to come to this place half-naked. I remember two years ago when a priest didn’t allow a girl to enter the room where the relics of St. Vasilije were displayed. The strict “dress code” does not exist, but if you want to feel comfortable, to show...more
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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...more
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....more
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...more
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...more