Discover Ancient History and Thriving Art Scene on a Private Guided Tour
Montenegro’s capital city, Podgorica, is gradually developing its unique character and growing as a tourist destination. Today you will discover a vibrant town that includes ancient history and a thriving art scene, for you to discover on a private guided tour.
Most of the city was destroyed during World War 2, so along with the old buildings, you will find a mixture of new, with lots of green spaces. On a Podgorica sightseeing tour, you will discover beautiful parks and many quirky side streets for shopping in.
Montenegro itself is a country of outstanding beauty with its amazing coastline and magnificent mountains; however; the people themselves, are incredibly generous and hospitable. Be prepared for a lot of humour and nothing is off-limits for a joke or two.
Sve Polako translates into ‘slowly slowly’, and indeed you will find the pace of life relaxing as you stop at one of the many cafes and watch the world go by.
You will be surprised to know that the city has many claims to fame. While Dubrovnik in Croatia rose to fame as the filming location for the TV show Game of Thrones, Podgorica rose to fame much earlier when The Trojan Horse was filmed in Ćemovsko park in 1961.
Cultural and Historic Sites Galore with a Podgorica Cultural Tour
There are many cultural and historical monuments to visit in and around Podgorica including Sahat-Kula Adzi-Pasa Osmanagica, the ruins of Nemanjica Grad, remnants of the city of Doclea, Stara Varos, and Vezirov.
Visit the old town and see the Clock Tower, Mosques and its maze of winding streets. Explore the unique Dajbabe Monastery which is built into a cave or take a walking tour to the Cathedral of Christ’s Resurrection which, makes a striking addition to Podgorica’s skyline.
No visit to the city would be complete without taking a wine tour to Šipčanik Wine Cellar. This unique cellar is located in a 365 metre-long tunnel and was once a secret underground Yugoslave era aircraft hanger. You can taste the wines and take a trip through the vineyard on a tourist train.
In today’s modern Podgorica, you will be pleasantly surprised by the number of activities and sites to visit, and you will be guaranteed a warm welcome.
Travel Tips for Podgorica
The best time to visit is in the spring and autumn when the temperatures are not too hot or too cold. September and October are quieter times when the trees turn coppery and yet you can still swim in the rivers. Summer is best for family fun and buzzing nightlife.
A meal in a cheap restaurant should cost no more than 5 Euro, and a three-course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant should be approximately 25 Euro. Local beer is around 1.60 Euro and imported around 1.80 Euro. For the best deals, book your hotel and tours early.
Look close, and you will see that Podgorica is changing for the better, so don’t be put off by the plethora of grey communist-bloc apartment buildings. You will discover a vibrant city with an exciting nightlife and impressive architecture. Travel in groups and only change your money in legitimate change offices. Your hotel will advise the best one. The currency in Podgorica is the Euro.
Podgorica enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long dry summers and short, mild winters. Average July and August temperatures are around 28 degrees. Podgorica averages a January temperature of 5 degrees with a low of -10 degrees.