Welcome to Pljevlja
The road over the vertigo-inducing Tara Bridge, 23km east of Žabljak, heads north to Montenegro’s third-largest city. Although it has a long and fascinating history – excavations have revealed life in the town dating back 20,000 years, and the Romans also had a long stint here – Pljevlja (Пљевља) today doesn't quite live up to its previous glories. It's an industrial town, with a large coalmine and thermal powerplant. That said, Pljevlja is not without its charms: Montenegro's most impressive mosque is found here, there's a pleasant park to idle in, and much of the surrounding countryside is extremely pretty.
Despite its prominent mosques, Pljevlja is predominantly an Orthodox town (73%) and nearly half of the population identifies their ethnicity as Serbian, no surprise given the Serbian border is less than 10km away.