Podgorica could be the capital city of Montenegro. With a population of around 130,000, it is just a small city that offers one the opportunities to hike and ski in the vast mountains and relax on the beaches. Montenegro is bounded by Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Albania; it faces the Adriatic Sea. The town is made among five rivers: Cijevna, Moraca, Ribnica, Sitnica and Zeta. A Eurail pass will get anyone to Podgorica, through the Serbian capital. Although almost all of the architecture is new, the city is just a multicultural experience.
History Of Podgorica
In this part of the Balkans, Podgorica is one of many old settlements. The name Podgorica appeared in 1326 in the archives of Kotor, a coastal town of Montenegro. Podgorica was a busy city with a very strong economy. In 1474, the Turkish occupied the city which stopped the development of the city in many aspects. The Turks built fortresses as a protection against rebellious tribes. In 1864, Podgorica officially earned the township title. It was given many titles, such as for example Bogurtlen and Burgurice. In 1878, through the Berlin Congress, town of Podgorica was integrated to Montenegro. From there, without Turkish occupation, town developed quickly. However in World War I, town was occupied by Austria-Hungary. Following the war, Montenegro merged with Serbia and became part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. During the World War II, it had been bombed seventy times. On December 19, 1944, it had been liberated. It absolutely was named Titograd and became the capital of the Socialist Republic of Montenegro in 1946. In 1992, the name Podgorica was reinstated. At that time, the economy began to recover and by May 2006, it gained its independence and was made the official capital of Montenegro.
Things To Do In Podgorica
In Podgorica, since the city itself is rebuilding, only few places are worth visiting, just like the National Theater, the Natural History Museum, the Republic Square, and some churches and mosques. But from the city, you will find great places to visit that have been untouched throughout the war. In Kotor, for instance, there’s a classic settlement Medun, an antique Roman area named Duklja, the monastery Dajbabe, Nemanjin Grad and Vranjina, a fisherman lodgment along the Skadar Lake.
Getting To Podgorica
Podgorica may be reached through its main international airport Podgorica Airport. If you should be traveling by rail you are able to travel with a Eurail Select Pass. One can travel direct from Belgrade in Serbia.