is the capital city and the largest city of Montenegro
, a beautiful country located in the Southeast of Europe upon the Adriatic Sea. The city is favorably located at the point where the Ribnica and Moraca rivers confluence, in the fertile spot within the meeting point of the Zeta Plain and the Bjelopavlici Valley. Its beautiful location makes it an attractive place because of its proximity to the northern skiing centers as well as to the seaside resorts of the Adriatic Sea.
Podgorica forms the administrative, cultural, economic, and educational hub of Montenegro, evident through its vast development.
The ancient Clock Tower remains a significant landmark in Podgorica, dating back to many centuries. The Ottoman era is featured in the stunning architecture of the Osmanagica Mosque and the iconic Fortress of Ribnica. More attractions are evident in the Roman Era ruins of the Doclea archaeological site located to the north of Podgorica, and the remains of an intricate religious structure that was put up in the early Christian period.
Lake Skadar National Park holds numerous ancient structures, beautiful beaches, and bird orphanages with exotic bid types like the Dalmatian pelican.
The cultural and historical development of Podgorica over the years has been safely preserved away in the numerous museums within Podgorica, like in the Museum of Podgorica, to be precise. Beautiful art and craft works have been displayed for the public to view within the Centre of Contemporary Art of Montenegro.
The attractive iconic Dajbabska Gora Tower remains one of the top tourist attractions, alongside the modern Montenegrin National Theatre, the stunning Telenor Center, and the ever-glorious Millennium bridges.
Podgorica experiences a humid subtropical climate that is classified as Cfa under the Köppen climatic classification. The maritime influence on the local climate is highly limited by the fact that Podgorica is located to the north of the Adriatic Sea with the Rumija Mountain acting as a natural barrier to separate the Skadar Lake basin from the city. In general,
though, the weather is characteristic of mild to warm moderately dry summers and winters that are cold, rainy, with a more frigid wind chill.
Winter temperature ranges fall between 1.2°C (34.2°F) and 6.3°C (43.3°F). The weather during winter is influenced by the dominant northerly wind, making the days feel a lot colder than registered. The highest rainfall is received in November
when the rain gauge collects 238.5mm (9.4") of precipitation across approximately fourteen days.
Summer remains warm and pleasant, with the temperature hovering between 16.5°C (61.7°F) and 26.3°C (79.3°F) on average. Extremely hot days are rare, and there is ample sunshine throughout.
Podgorica is a beautiful year-round travel destination, but most tourists arrive between June
, during the warmer and moderately drier months of the year. Thanks to ample sunshine and extended daylight hours, this period makes it an excellent time for tourists to venture into Podgorica even later into the night. This period also has many events and festivals that attract celebrities and artists from across the world.
In September, the Festival Internacional Alternativnog Teatra is held to appreciate and celebrate the theatre industry. Another event is the Decembarska Umjetnicka Scena, which is held in December
to feature performances in various trades like music, theatre, fine art, film, and literature.