Podgorica Tourism

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. 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Podgorica

  • 1-Hour Guided Lipa Cave Adventure in Montenegro
    1-Hour Guided Lipa Cave Adventure in MontenegroNew on TripHobo

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    Explore one of the largest caves in Montenegro with a 1-hour guided tour of the Lipa Cave. The cave, with its beautiful and w...

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  • Save 4% ATV tour around Skadar Lake
    ATV tour around Skadar LakeNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    ATV adventure offers a different experience for exploring nature. It is the way to meet the nature at its best. Area of Skada...

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  • Save 9% Boat tour Skadar Lake
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    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    If you prefer to escape the hordes and get close up to truly staggering natural beauty on holiday, Montenegro's Lake Skadar N...

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  • Save 8% One-Way Transfer from Podgorica to Dubrovnik Airport
    One-Way Transfer from Podgorica to Dubrovnik AirportNew on TripHobo

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    Private transfer from Podgorica city or Podgorica airport to Dubrovnik airport for up to 4 passengers. Service available duri...

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  • Know the pollution level of Podgorica before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 44.12 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 38.46 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 21.15 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.67 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 42.31 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Podgorica for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Podgorica.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.32 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 48.21 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 76.85 (High)
    • Car Stealing 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.29 (Low)
    • Drug offense 58.93 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.68 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.89 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.14 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Podgorica is 135.03 (High)

    • Safety Index 49.26 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.4 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 45.56 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 11.86 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 40.31 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 35.88 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.17 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 47.7 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Podgorica

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.3 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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