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PODGORICA

Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro and counts approximately 180,000 citizens. Because of heavy bombardments in the 2nd world war, Podgorica has a modern city scene with broad boulevards.

The city is located at the bank of six rivers. These last years the city has a big economic growth because of its strategic position. Podgorica is the heart of the Montenegrin trade, industry and economy. Since the independence in 2006, the city has profiled itself as a local distributions and business centre.

Stara Varoš
Among many socialist apartment buildings, the Stara Varoš district is situated. This is the only historical district that survived the 2nd  world war. In this district lots of houses date from the Ottoman period. There’s still an oriental atmosphere in this district. In Stara Varoš one can find a clock tower from the13th century - Sahat Kula, the ruins of a Turkish fortress and two mosques.

Slobode Street
At night Podgorica makes a total metamorphose. Slobode street changes in a car-free walking promenade. It seems that all inhabitants of the city go there to enjoy a terrace on one of the many cafés.

The Roman settlement Duklja
Three kilometers North-West of Podgorica lays the archaeological site Duklja (Doclea). In the 1st century after Christ, Duklja was the largest Roman settlement in the region. Once the city counted more than 8000 inhabitants. Duklja was supplied with water by a 10km long aqueduct and the ruins indicate that there was a grand forum and a basilica.
Unfortunately the archaeological site has not been valorized yet in a correct manner so that  there is as well as no information to obtain.









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