Podgorica - amazing place. This city is not exactly a typical European capital, it has a very special flavor.
Here, amazingly intertwined past and present.
Podgorica worthy of careful study, and even if you come for a beach holiday, give her a few days, you will not regret it.
Good to know
Podgorica - not only the capital, but also the mainair gateway of the country, usually tourists arrive exactly here. The first thing that people do - it's my money. In Montenegro, the euro is used. In the city there are many ATMs, which allow to withdraw money from the card and do not take a commission for it. Cafes, restaurants and shops, as a rule, accept credit card without any problems. But just in case, better to clarify.
Public transport in Podgorica is not toodeveloped, but if you walk down the middle, then he will not be needed. When still need somewhere to go, the easier it is often to take a taxi. Buses in Podgorica cheap, but they rarely go, and the route map to get uneasy. A good option is to rent a car, it is often cheaper taxis.
Shopping and cuisine
Montenegro - Europe is not a major shopping center, but,since you're here, why not purchase things from famous brands at prices much lower than Russian? The largest shopping centers, which will delight you with variety, this Delta City, Palada and Niki? Center. In the city there are also markets where you can buy cheap, but short-lived things. This can be useful if you did not bring anything for the weather.
The best restaurant in Podgorica can be found in the center. Pay special attention to fish dishes: they are very tasty and unusual. Traditional cuisine of Montenegro also includes mutton and lamb, which is cooked just perfectly. Cheese and honey in Podgorica is also very tasty. The traditional alcoholic drink is Lozovac - moonshine from grapes.
Old Town - one of the most interesting places in thePodgorica. Take a stroll through the narrow winding streets, from time to time you will go to the clock tower, then to the beautiful mosque, then to full European buildings. During walks in Podgorica you seem transported in time to the medieval city, in which spot colors of the East and the West.
Among European landmarks can beCastle of King Nikola highlight (there is a gallery of art). Nearby there is a monument to the king, but rather a park. There was a place in Podgorica and the Soviet-Russian past: here and there a monument to Pushkin, and a monument to Vysotsky.
Beautiful bridge in Podgorica: Millenium (go there at night), and the old bridge Vizier. The surroundings of Podgorica is also very interesting. There you can find churches and buildings built in the X century. Skardskoe lake - the largest in Montenegro - is also located not far from Podgorica.