Podgorica

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Podgorica Airport

Podgorica Aerodrom is the home of [http://www.montenegroairlines.com Montenegro Airlines], the national carrier, which serves many major European destination; other airlines include WizzAir. For transportation to the city center: Taxis can be found in abundance in front of the terminal but cost a hefty flat rate of €15 to the city center, which the drivers often interpret as "per person". As with all taxis in Montenegro, you should haggle out a price in advance. There are no buses or means of public transportation. The only other alternative is to turn left as you leave the terminal, trod alongside the dusty road for about 1 km until you get to a bridge, to the left of which is the totally dilapidated ''Aerodrom'' train station. Trains run roughly every hour in each direction (Bar = ca. 1 hour, Podgorica = 5 minutes). If you just hop on for Podgorica, the conductor usually won't bother you, but even if he asks you for a ticket, you can buy the ticket from him for €1.

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Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora

Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora, is a 5-star luxury hotel with 180 double-bedrooms, 20 suites, congress center, restaurant, bar, SPA center, indoor swimming pool and underground garage. In addition to hotel capacity, were built a shopping mall and business center. Along with stylish, sunlit rooms and suites, there are 4 restaurants and lounges including a spectacular rooftop bar, plus gorgeous event space and the city’s largest spa.



Train station

There is regular passenger train service from Subotica through Novi Sad and Belgrade, and even regular trains from Bar to Budapest running through Podgorica. Train tickets are cheap, but the quality of service is not always up to Western European standards. There are overnight trains with sleeping cars for around €25. Trains can be late but are a common means of transportation.

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Trg Republike

the central square of the city, a lot of life at the end of the day, when people finish to work. Lot of cheap restaurants and friendly people, a pleasant place to spend the first part of the evening.

SEE   —  Slobode


Rimski Trg

the square in the new part of town.The square and the surrounding area is the home for the trendiest of Podgorica cafes and restaurants, and favourite meeting point for Podgorica citizens.


Cetinje

it is a great opportunity to escape from Podgorica's pollution for a couple of hours by breathing the fresh air of the '''Lovcen National Park''' in the former capital.

SEE   —  Map


Switch cafe

A club It plays mostly foreign pop/electronic/rock music, and there are interesting music programs almost every night. Place with lot of fun.

DRINK   —  Stanka Dragojevica

Tantra club

It plays dance music and is generally busy throughout the week. Drink prices are not too expensive and there is a good atmosphere.

DRINK   —  Map


Skaline

on the outfall of the Ribnica river to Morača, with its old Turkish bridge over the Ribnica, and the ruins of old Nemanja's town.

SEE   —  Map

St. George's church

built in 10th century, on the slopes of the Gorica hill (hill after which the city was named.). - 17th century frescoes.

SEE   —  19. Decembar

Carine Moskovska

The Carine Moskovska features both the national cuisine restaurant, and the pizzeria. Probably the best pizza in town.


Carine Centar

The Carine Center features both the fine dining restaurant and the pizzeria. Probably the best pizza in town.

EAT   —  +382 0 20 402 400 —  Slobode 43

Hotel Podgorica

Very modern hotel on the bank of Morača river, and offers a high level of luxury, at a corresponding price.


Old Turkish town

with its mosques and old clock tower. A typical old Turkish "kasaba" (town), with narrow and curvy streets.

SEE   —  Map

Montenegro Hostel

The Hostel arrange various tours, rafting on River Tara and visiting the Durmitor National Park.

SLEEP   —  Đečevića 25

Bus station

serves number of domestic destinations, as well as those in neighbouring countries.


Kerber hotel

The Hotel Kerber has a reliable (and free) internet connection in all rooms.

SLEEP   —  Novaka Miloseva 6

Hotel Ambasador Podgorica

Is a 4 star property, very close to the financial and Government district.

SLEEP   —  Vaka Djurovica 5

Delta City shopping mall

a 48,000 sqm mall with over 70 stores, food court and a multiplex cinema

BUY   —  Map

Salvador Dali

Newly open and chic restaurant, a favourite among local celebrities.


Doclea

ruins of the old roman city that preceded Ribnica and Podgorica.

SEE   —  Map

Skaline

Two rivers, two bridges. Pop music, drinks, coctails, icecream.

DRINK   —  Map

Morača river canyon

Visit the 13th century Morača monastery and enjoy scenery

SEE   —  Map

Skadar Lake National Park

The largest lake on the Balkans, and a national park.

SEE   —  Map

King Nikola's castle

turned into a museum, also fine the surrounding park.

SEE   —  Map

Hong Kong

So far the only Chinese food restaurant in Podgorica.


Alpe Bar

A pizzeria and a cafe, one of the city's landmarks.


Meteon

ruins of a fortress erected at III century B.O.T.

SEE   —  Map

Millennium bridge

the impressive new bridge over the Morača river.

SEE   —  Map

Cathedral of the Resurrection

This is a newly built orthodox temple


Restaurant Zheng He

New Chinese restaurant in Podgorica


Il Giardino

Renowned for the Italian cuisine.


Maša restaurant

Renowned for its fresh seafood.


Plantaže restaurant

A great place to eat.

EAT   —  +382 0 20 268 722 —  Mareza bb

Hotel Evropa

a cheap choice

SLEEP   —  Orahovacka 16,

Nikić Center

smaller mall

BUY   —  Map

Palada

smaller mall

BUY   —  Map

Hotel Ziya

SLEEP   —  Map

Vila Patria

SLEEP   —  Zlatica bb

Mall of Montenegro

BUY   —  Map

About Podgorica

Besides being the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica is also the country's largest city, having a population of some 180,000 people. The city is situated in central Montenegro, in the scarce Montenegrin lowlands between the Dinaric Alps and Lake Scutari. The Podgorica area has been continuously inhabited since the Illyrian and Roman eras, with settlement on the site of today's Podgorica being firmly established during Ottoman Empire rule. Podgorica was reincorporated in Montenegro in 1878, when the city started to take a more European shape. Nazi and Allied bombings during World War II destroyed much of the historical Ottoman and Montenegro-era Podgorica architecture, and the city was reborn as the capital of Montenegro in Socialist Yugoslavia (SFRY). The city was then rebuilt and expanded in a manner typical of Eastern bloc countries, so it is mostly a modern planned city, and by no means a principal sightseeing destination. While not a typical European eye candy, the is city definitely worth visiting, owing to its interesting mix of old and new, its café culture and nightlife, and its laid back Mediterranean atmosphere. Both Montenegrin coastal cities and its mountain resorts are within one hour's drive from the city, so it is an excellent starting point for day trips to anywhere in Montenegro.


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