Podgorica Tourist Places to Visit in Podgorica, Montenegro, Europe
Podgorica is the largest city in the south east part of Montenegro country, is situated at the meeting point of Ribnica and Moraca Rivers and bounded by Zeta Plain and Bjelopavlici Valley and spans an area of 1,441 square kilometers and lies at elevation of 44 meters (144 feet) above the sea level. Podgorica is hub to administration, industries, finance, and commerce and it is center to entertainment, performing arts, media and sports. Podgorica is surrounded by Danolovgrad, Tuzi, Centinje, Mahala and Golubovci and it is the capital of the country. Coordinates of Podgorica are 42.4410° N, 19.2628° E.
History of Podgorica:
Podgorica is a historical city that was settled from the prehistoric times due to its favorable locations and ruled by Romans for several years. After the fall of Romans the region was settled by Slavic and Avar tribes and war between Slavic and Byzantium was frequent. Podgorica became the busy crossroads for trade and communication and developed in economy power, military strength and strategic importance. In the year 1474, ottoman captured the city and developed the city and constructed the fort and after the fall of ottoman, the city was ruled by various kingdoms. During the World War II the city was damaged by causing death to thousands of peoples.
Interesting places to see in Podgorica:
Lake Skadar is placed at the distance of 20 kilometers from middle of the city on the border of Montenegro with Albania and it is the largest lake in Balkan Peninsula and has a surface area of 6 meters (20 feet) and it is the largest bird reserve in Europe and has more than 270 bird species and declared as the national park in the year 1983.
Millennium Bridge is situated at the distance of 1 kilometer from middle of the city is a cable stayed bridge over the River Moraca is one of the major landmarks of the city.
Ostrog Monastery is placed around 30 kilometers from middle of the city against the vertical background on the large rock of Ostroška Greda and the monastery was established in the 17th century is devoted to Saint Basil of Ostog.
Interesting things to do and see in Podgorica:
- Old Turkish town
- Monument to King Nikola
- Hercegovačka Pedestrian Street
- Trg Republike
- George’s Church
- King Nikola’s Castle
- War Memorial
Best time to visit Podgorica:
Podgorica experiences warm humid temperate climate with warm and hot summers and cold winters and average temperature varies from 1° Celsius to 33° Celsius throughout the year and best time to visit Podgorica is from June to September.
How to reach Podgorica?
Podgorica is served by Podgorica Airport, placed at the distance of 12 kilometers from heart of the city is an international airport and has regular and scheduled flights to Ljubljana, Belgrade, Rome-Fiumicino, Vienna, Frankfurt, Moscow-Domodedovo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Zürich and Istanbul-Ataturk.
Podgorica Railway Station is situated in the center of the city is operated by Montenegro government and has daily services from Subotica, Novi Sad and Belgrade cities but the train services are poor compared to other European cities.
Podgorica is well linked through road transportation and buses are the major mode of transportation in the country and buses operate to and from Podgorica to different parts of the country and to neighboring countries.
Hotels in Podgorica:
Podgorica is the capital city of Montenegro country and the city is popular for its historical locations and there are some prominent and renowned hotels in the city that are furnished with the international standards and boats facilities like business center, airport shuttle, disabled access, concierge, 24 hour reception, dry cleaning, air conditioned rooms, room service, housekeeping, safe-deposit box, mini bar, refrigerator, fitness room, high-speed internet, sauna, spa bath and many more facilities. Some of the hotels in Podgorica are as follows:
- Ramada Podgorica
- Hotel Ziya
- Hotel M Nikić
- Hotel Aurel
- Hotel Alexandar Lux
- Hotel Philia
- Hotel Terminus
- Hotel Keto
- Hotel Kerber Podgorica
- Holiday Hotel
- Lovcen Hotel
- Garni Hotel Piramida
- Ambiente Hotel