Podgorica attractions

Area in Podgorica

Stara Varoš

Podgorica's oldest neighbourhood retains traces of the 400 years in which it was the centre of a bustling Ottoman Turkish town. The blocky clock tower overlooking the square was useful for signalling Muslim prayer t…
Winery in Podgorica

Šipčanik Wine Cellar

Wine tasting doesn't get more curious than at this wine cellar, 8km southeast of Podgorica, operated by Plantaže, Montenegro’s largest wine company. The cellar occupies a 356m-long tunnel which was once a secret und…
Monastery in Podgorica

Dajbabe Monastery

Even if religion isn't your bag, a trip to this unusual little working monastery is worth your while. Established in 1897, Dajbabe houses a remarkable Orthodox church inside a cave, where the low bumpy and buckling …
Church in Podgorica

Cathedral of Christ’s Resurrection

Finally consecrated in 2013 after 20 years of construction, the large dome, white stone towers and gold crosses of this immense Serbian Orthodox cathedral are a striking addition to Podgorica’s skyline. The exterior…
Museum in Podgorica

Museums & Galleries of Podgorica

Despite Cetinje nabbing most of the national endowment, Podgorica is well served by this collection of art, artefacts and folk costumes. There’s an interesting section on Podgorica’s history that includes antiquitie…
Church in Podgorica

St George's Church

Sitting behind castle-like walls on the lower slopes of Gorica hill (Podgorica means 'under Gorica'), this little Orthodox church is the city's oldest. Inside, the remains of centuries-old frescoes are more interest…
Palace in Podgorica

Petrović Palace

The Montenegro Contemporary Art Centre stages high-profile exhibitions in this pale-pink 19th-century palace. The surrounding park is peppered with interesting sculptures and a tiny church.
Museum in Podgorica

Natural History Museum of Montenegro

This small but well set-up museum has informative displays of Montenegrin flora, fauna and fossils, including all the taxidermied birds, bears and baying wolves you can handle.
Waterfall in Podgorica

Niagara Falls

They may not be the thundering cascades so beloved by honeymooners in North America, but these waterfalls make for a fantastic day trip from Podgorica. The falls are at their dramatic best after the spring thaws, bu…
Beach in Podgorica


The rocky Morača riverbank off Stara Varoš serves as Podgorica's main beach, complete with a summertime bar, deckchairs and sun umbrellas. It's a far cry from the sea beaches Montenegro is famous for – and litter ca…