Best Places to Visit in Kotor
Podgorica is the capital city of Montenegro. With a population of around 130,000, it is really a small city which provides 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 city is built among five rivers: Cijevna, Moraca, Ribnica, Sitnica and Zeta. A Eurail pass will get one to Podgorica, through the Serbian capital. Although the vast majority of the architecture is new, the city is really a multicultural experience.
History Of Podgorica
In this the main Balkans, Podgorica is among the 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 quite strong economy. In 1474, the Turkish occupied the city which stopped the development of the city in several aspects. The Turks built fortresses as a protection against rebellious tribes. In 1864, Podgorica officially earned the township title. It was presented with many titles, such as Bogurtlen and Burgurice. In 1878, through the Berlin Congress, the city of Podgorica was integrated to Montenegro. From there, without Turkish occupation, the city developed quickly. Yet, in World War I, the city was occupied by Austria-Hungary. After the war, Montenegro merged with Serbia and became the main 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. By then, the economy began to recover and by May 2006, it gained its independence and was created 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, there are great places to go to that have been untouched through the war. In Kotor, as an example, there’s an old 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 can travel with a Eurail Select Pass. One can travel direct from Belgrade in Serbia.