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Podgorica

Podgorica

Montenegro

Position

Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, is located at the confluence of the rivers Moraca and Ribnica. The crossing of
fertile plains of Zeta and Bjelopavlići encouraged the implantation of man. Ideally located between the Adriatic Sea and the Dinaric Alps, it has all the assets to seduce both lovers aquatic activities and winter sports.

History

From 1946 to 1992, Podgorica was named Titograd in honor of the President Tito, at the time when Montenegro was a region of Yugoslavia. This city took the name of Podgorica in 1326. Independent since 2006, this country was inhabited since prehistoric times, two Illyrian tribes having been recorded between the Valleys of Zeta and Bijelo Polje.
The city of Podgoria was called Birziminium in Roman times, until the arrival of the Serbs in the 6th century, who called it Ribnica, at a time when the Slav peoples were in perpetual war with Byzantium. As a road junction with Western Europe, Podgorica becomes a thriving commercial and cultural center.
Due to its strategic importance, the City goes under Turkish control for nearly four centuries, from 1478 to 1864, then having a large fortress, with ramparts, towers and imposing gates.
Municipality of the city of Shkodër, today Albanian, Podgorica then took the Albanian name of Burgurce, until the Berlin Congress, in 1878, which attached it to the Kingdom of Montenegro. Having lost its economic power during the Turkish occupation, it became a stronghold of the financial market, until the beginning of the First World War, in 1914, Montenegro being occupied by Austria-Hungary from 1916 to 1918, before losing its sovereignty, in 1918, and former Kingdom being attached to Serbia, within the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
Podgorica was bombed more than 70 times during the Second World War and released on December 19, 1944, returning to Yugoslavia, which has become a Socialist Federal Republic.

Podgorica: What to do / What to see?

 
 
 

Indulgence and fun

Podgorica has significant cultural life. In addition to the Montenegrin National Theater, we can enjoy the collections of the Podgorica Museum, which brings together a number of elements of the city's heritage, as well as the Museum Marko Miljanov, dedicated to the daily life of the Montenegrins in the 19th century.
Once fed with the Culture, we can enjoy the many restaurants of the Montenegrin Capital, and taste Njegusi smoked ham, dried meats, sausages, smoked cheese, cabbage leaves stuffed with minced meat and rice ("sarma"), grilled lamb or cooked with milk, kajmak peppers, pork offal, ...