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Podgorica



Podgorica - Montenegro's main town. A typical European capital he will not name, but Podgorica is worth a visit because of its unique atmosphere, is wonderfully combines old and new, the city can get acquainted with the culture of Montenegro, and in the summer - take a dip in the river and sunbathe.

Getting there

12 km from the city is Podgorica Airport. Flights from Moscow to fly regularly. In addition, the airport receives and international and domestic flights from all over Europe airlines Montenegro Airlines and JAT. The last several times a day flying from Podgorica and Tivat to the capital of Serbia - Belgrade. From the airport to the city can be reached by bus or taxi, the fare is about 15 EUR.

In addition, the city can be reached by bus from Belgrade (28-35 EUR, 9 hours), which comes to the main bus station of the city. Buses also leave from there to Zabljak (4 hours), Sarajevo (9:00) and in Kosovo (travel 4 hours). M / A station Podgorica takes the train from Belgrade (travel 8 hours), Subotica and Novi Sad, as well as from Bar and Sutomore.

Prices are listed on the page May 2016

Transport Podgorica

Within the Centre for Podgorica, and you can move on foot, as all the attractions are close by. However, for tourists the most convenient transport is the taxi. Parking is practically everywhere, but you can order a car by telephone. As a rule, cars are air-conditioned. Worth the trip will be around 4-5 EUR.

Public transport buses are Podgorica. They do not go very often, and it will be difficult to find route maps, which they follow. One trip costs about 0,8 EUR, tickets can be purchased from the driver.

Shopping

In the new town there are shops with clothes of famous brands. In Podgorica, also has several shopping centers, for example, Delta City. It has more than 70 shops, a food court and a multiplex cinema. There are shopping centers and smaller, such as Palada and Nikić Center.

Very cheap clothes, but it is often of poor quality can be bought on the open market on the outskirts of the city.


Podgorica

Cuisine and restaurants in Podgorica

Almost all of the good restaurants are located in the city center. From local specialties worth a try fish dishes are cooked soup, fish stew, fried and smoked fish. Meat-eaters have to taste lamb meat in a pot, and Montenegrins perfectly cooked lamb. Usually the meat is added clotted cream - salted cream. Also in Podgorica should try the cheese and honey.

Alcoholic beverages should be mentioned try Lozovac - grape moonshine, which is usually served prosciutto (ham, salted pork).

Entertainment, excursions and attractions

Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the old town (Stara Varoš). There is a clock tower and several mosques. You will feel the atmosphere of a real Turkish town. Across the road from the Parliament of Montenegro there is a park. There is a monument to King Nikola. In Podgorica there are also the castle of King Nikola, which is now available gallery.

In the city you'll find a monument to Alexander Pushkin, as well as a monument to Vladimir Vysotsky. On the slopes of the hill Gorica stands the St. George Church, built back in the 10th century. Be sure to take a look at the Millennium Bridge, it passes through the Moraca river. This bridge is especially beautiful at night. Another famous bridge in Podgorica - old bridge Vizier.

You can not pass by the Montenegrin National Theatre, and children can be confined to a puppet or Children's Theatre. Of the museums you can go to the Archaeological Research Center, Natural History Museum and the City Museum.

History lovers should pull in 30 km from Podgorica and see the remains of an ancient fortress Meduna, reminiscent of the reign of the Illyrians. The rock carved steps that lead to the acropolis. There is also an ethnographic museum Marco mile, where you can get acquainted with the history of Montenegro, and the old church.

It is worth to visit and on Skadar Lake - the largest lake in Montenegro.

Developments

Cultural Information Center Budo Tomovic arranges activities such as the International Festival of Alternative Theatre "FIAT" The December art scene "DEUS" and Podgorica Cultural Summer, in which concerts of contemporary rock music and jazz.

Climate Podgorica

The climate is Mediterranean in Podgorica. There are hot and dry summer. The temperature in July and August is held in the vicinity of +30 ° C, but often rises above +40 ° C. In winter, snow falls very rarely.

Where to stay: in one of the resort of Budva, Ultsinskoy or Gertsegnovskoy Riviera. Where to go: in Lovcen National Park to climb to dizzying mountain, to the tomb of Peter Njegos and honor the memory of the last of the spiritual ruler of the country; to abound with fish of all varieties of Skadar Lake or the ancient capital of Montenegro, Cetinje. In addition, it is necessary to visit the ancient fortress of Kotor and enjoy views of the Bay of Kotor, sing "talk though you're with me, Guitar seven-string ..." at the monument to Vysotsky in Podgorica and, closing his eyes on the height and steepness of trails, quietly whispering a prayer, climb to the monastery - rock monastery Ostrog. You may also be interested in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia. See also: Becici, Montenegro. The most popular towns and resorts of the country: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Podgorica, Petrovac.