Born at the confluence of Ribnica and Moraca Rivers, Podgorica is the capital and the largest city of Montenegro. The city of Podgorica pressed between winter ski centers and seaside resorts, offers a mix of both the worlds attracting plenty of tourists. Set at a height of 130 feet, Podgorica is overlooked by the massive towering mountains in the background making up for an ideal location for a stunning photograph. Occupied by various empires during different times of the history, the architecture of the buildings adorning the city is totally a mixture of the medieval and modern influences. Highlighted by plenty of art galleries and museums, Podgorica is also the cultural centre of Montenegro.
Go swimming at the pristine Moraca River that gives the city its distinct character. Quench your divine calling at the Orthodox church of HramHristovogVaskrsenja and admire at the colorful frescoes inside the chapel. Witness the Vladimir Vysotsky Monument that is set in the midst of a lush green park. Some of the other famous attractions and things to do include visiting King Nikola Monument, St. Geroge's church, and Moraca River Canyon, riding on a horseback and taking a cultural tour.
Relax in the Mediterranean setting of Podgorica and enjoy the cultural richness.
Essential travel information and Podgorica tips for your visit
- Time Zone: Central European Time (CET). UTC/GMT +1hour.
- Currency: Currency used in Podgorica is Euro (EUR).
- Electricity: The standard electrical voltage in Podgorica is 230 Volts and 50 Hertz alternating current. The power sockets used are of type F. Check your electrical devices for their voltage consumption and use adapters if necessary.
- Internet: Almost all the hotels in Podgorica provide free WI-FI connectivity and there are free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city, especially in the major public spots.
- Languages: Montenegrin is the official and the widely spoken language in Podgorica. Some of the other minority languages in the city include Albanian, Croatian, and Bosnian.
- Security: General Emergency: 112, Fire: 123, Police: 122, Ambulance: 124.
- Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory in Podgorica but it is increasingly becoming popular, tipping around 5-10% of the bill is appropriate.
- Be sure to look after your belongings. Especially, when you are walking alone in the nights.
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