Montenegro is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Balkan Pennisula. This year we have visited Montenegro via Croatia and the ferry in Lepetani. We saw Tivat, Budva, Bar, Podgorica and Ulcinj.
Ulcinj in Montenegro is one of the oldest settlements in the Adriatic coast. It was founded in 5th century BC. It is situated on the southern coast of Montenegro. It has an urban population of 10,707 (2011), the majority being Albanians.
Ulcinj is a famous destination for tourists, because of its beaches, especially Velika Plaža: Long Beach, Old city and Ada Bojana island.
Podgorica is a capital city of Montenegro and the largest city in Montenegro. The city was also called Titograd from 1946 to 1992 when Montenegro was part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY).The city’s population was 204,877 in the 2011. It is the administrative centre of Montenegro and its economic, cultural and educational focus with the University of Montenegro and National Theater.
Podgorica’s mixture of architectural styles is the result of the turbulent history of the city and country: as one régime replaced another, the corresponding style was introduced, from being part of the Ottoman Empire, then being incorporated to Montenegro, during World War II it was bombed 70 times and completely destroyed. After the war, in the communist-ruled SFRY many mass residential blocks were built. In Podgorica we visited a unique Serbian Orthodox Spiritual Center which operates its own restaurant. A very magic place, fascinating, open-hearted people and of course delicious unique food. Definitely a place to visit while visiting Podgorica. FB: https://www.facebook.com/duhovnicentarpg
Soon we will publish a short impression film about Ulcinj and Podgorica on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuqrnZ5aJSWLFMnwNF2b2CRwa0ZqveFTk.