Ribnica Fortress


The ruin of this 15th-century Ottoman-built fortress guards the confluence of Podgorica's two rivers. Its best-preserved element is a little arched bridge crossing the Ribnica. It's not very well taken care of (there's often rubbish strewn about), but it's still worth a stroll.

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Nearby Podgorica attractions

1. Beach

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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…

2. Nikola I Statue

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A large equestrian statue of Nikola I struts grandly at the head of a lovely park with manicured hedges and mature trees.

3. Starodoganjska Mosque

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You wouldn't know to look at it, but this unassuming-looking mosque has its origins in the 15th century. It's been renovated countless times, which…

4. Galerija Centar

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This small gallery is a branch of Podgorica's Contemporary Art Centre; it regularly hosts temporary exhibitions by Montenegrin artists.

5. Stara Varoš

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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…

6. King's Park


Rejuvenated in 2013 with Azerbaijani money, this leafy riverside park is one of Podgorica's nicest, and has a great kids' playground.

7. Natural History Museum of Montenegro

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This small but well set-up museum has informative displays of Montenegrin flora, fauna and fossils, including all the taxidermied birds, bears and baying…

8. Clock Tower

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This blocky clock tower, overlooking the Stara Varoš square, was useful for signalling Muslim prayer times during the Ottoman era.