Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro. A small town with about 130,000 inhabitants offers opportunities for hiking and skiing in the vast mountains and relaxing on the beach. Montenegro joins Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Albania; overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The city was built between five rivers: Cijevna, Moraca, Ribnica, Sitnica and Zeta. An Eurail pass can get Podgorica through the Serbian capital. Although almost all architectures are new, the city is a multicultural experience.
In this part of the Balkans Podgorica is one of the old settlements. The name of Podgorica was published in 1326 in the Montenegrin coastal Kotor. Podgorica was a very busy city. In 1474, the Turks invaded the city, which in many ways stopped the city's development. The Turks have built protection against rebel tribes. In 1864, Podgorica officially acquired the settlement title. They have many titles, such as Bogurtlen and Burgurice. In 1878, through the Berlin Congress, Podgorica became integrated in Montenegro. From here, without Turkish occupation, the city developed rapidly. In World War I however, the city was occupied by Austria-Hungary. After the war, Montenegro merged with Serbia and became part of the Yugoslav Kingdom. The II. During World War I was bombed seventy times. It was released on December 19, 1944. Titograd was named and became the capital of the Socialist Republic of Montenegro in 1946. In 1992 the name of Podgorica was restored. By then, the economy started to act and gained its independence until May 2006 and became the official capital of Montenegro.
In Podgorica, because the city itself is rebuilt, Museum, Republic Square, several churches and mosques. But there are great places in the city that were intact during the war. In Kotor, for example, there is an old settlement Medun, an ancient Roman area Duklja, Dajbabe monastery, Nemanjin Grad and Vranjina, a fisherman settlement along Lake Skadar.
Access to Podgorica
Podgorica is accessible from the main international airport at Podgorica Airport. If you are traveling by rail, you can travel to Eurail Select Pass. You can travel from Belgrade directly to Serbia.
Source by Matthew Talbot