Podgorica

Podgorica

Devastated during World War II by over 70 bombing raids and later by the dissolution of Yugoslavia, Podgorica, the largest city in Montenegro, has recovered and reinvented itself as an energetic capital city, home to the National Theater, various art galleries, the Natural History Museum and the University of Montenegro. Podgorica is situated at the crossroads of the Moraca and Ribnica rivers and only nine miles from Lake Skadar, and the abundance of water in the region is one of the central reasons a large city developed here. Architecturally, the city is a mixture of influences from block-like Soviet style buildings to its most modern feature, the Millennium Bridge, one of the more distinctive structures in its skyline.

PUBLISHED: July 8, 2013