Cities, resorts and towns

Bar
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The city of Bar has been very popular with tourists coming to Montenegro for many years. The main town of the Bar Riviera is ideal for families with children. It is one of the sunniest cities in Europe, it has more than 270 sunny days per year. The city is located in the southern part of Montenegro, between the Adriatic Sea and Skadar Lake, at a distance of 40 km from Budva.  City`s history  The first chronicle of the Bar relates to the 9th century, with the name Antibarium, that is, the antipode of the ancient Bari, located on the other side of Mediterranean Sea, in Italy. The name Bar appeared already at the time of the migration of the Slavs to the Adriatic coast and the creation of the state of Dukla. The important strategic position of Bar determined its eventful history. In 1077, the first King Dukli Mihailo Voislavlevic was enthroned here, and a few years later, the city became the residence of the archbishop. From 1166 to 1180, Bar belonged to the Byzantine Empire, and then became part of the Serbian state under the control of the Nemanjic dynasty. The heyday of the medieval Bar took place occurs to the 13th century. During Nemahic rule the city gained independence and had its own coat of arms, charter and...
Berane
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Berane is one of the largest cities in the north-eastern part of Montenegro, its population is up to 12,000 people. The city is on both banks of the Lim River in the Sanjak region, famous for its rich history. Today Berane is a modern European city with cozy shops, charming parks and squares, fine restaurants and cafes where you can taste national Montenegrin dishes and alcoholic beverages: very famous is local vodka, which has even several varieties. The city is one of the most popular resorts in the country. The climate in the Berane region is temperate continental. In summer, the air temperature here can reach + 35 ° C, and in winter it can drop to -30 ° C. Therefore, the conditions for the development of both summer and winter tourism in this region are very favorable. The main kind of winter entertainment are classes in various winter sports in the vicinity of Berane.Lifehack: near the city there are ski resorts, and 15 km away from it on Mount Smiljevica at an altitude of almost 1,700 m above sea level there is a winter recreational center "Lokve". It is equipped with several drag lifts. The main ski resort stretches for 5 km from the centre. Also, thanks to the long ski season and the proximity of the sea,...

Bijelo Polje
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Bielo Pole (translated as "White Field") is a city with a population of 16,000 inhabitants, located in the north-eastern part of Montenegro, in a picturesque valley on the banks of the Lim and Lesnica mountain rivers, near the Bihor mountain at an altitude of 550 m above sea level. In the spring, a large chamomile field blossoms out in the district of the city and because of this the city looks like a huge white field, thanks to this amazing phenomenon the city acquired such a beautiful and unusual name.   History of the city Settlement on this territory was founded in the Neolithic era, which is confirmed by many archaeological finds. Here lived the Illyrians, and later the Romans. One of the proofs of this are Roman tombstones (2-3 centuries BC) near the city in a cemetery near the Church of the Blessed Virgin. Bijelo Polje (Akova) in the medieval period was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, as well as many cities in Montenegro. After the final expulsion of Turks in 1912, Bijelo Polje became a Montenegrin city. In the Middle Ages on this land the Turks dominated and the settlement was called Akov. But in 1912 they were expelled, the city received a new name and became part of modern Montenegro. By the standards...
Budva
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In the center of Budva Riviera there is one of the most famous resorts and ancient settlements of the Adriatic - the city of Budva. This is an ideal place for lovers of active and sated rest. There is everything for families: in walking distance there are supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, playgrounds. For fans of outdoor activities, there are tennis courts, gyms, paragliding, hiking, water sports such as jet skis, yachts. And for lovers of nightlife - there are a lot of open discos on the embankment, working until 1 am, and closed clubs, where you can dance until the morning. Budva is divided into the Old (historical center) and the New (modern part of the city) one. The last one is located along the shore of the bay and every year it grows wider, climbing up the mountain slopes. In order not to get lost, you can navigate through the three main streets. The main street of Budva, past which it is impossible to pass is Jadranski Put. Between it and the sea, the half of the territory is occupied by hotel complexes "Alexander" and "Slovenska plaza". From here you will reach the second "central avenue" of Budva called Slovenska Obala. The street runs along the sea across the city. Here you can buy a variety of souvenirs in...

Cetinje
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Approximately in the midway between Podgorica and Budva, at the foot of Mount Lovcen, there is a historical and cultural capital of Montenegro - Cetinje, also called the city-museum. Its population is about 15 000 inhabitants. There is the residence of the president and the metropolitan of the Montenegrin-Primorsky Metropolia of the Serbian Orthodox Church, some departments and a large number of cultural and historical sites. The city covers an area of 10 km² and is located in a unique climatic zone at an altitude of 670 meters above sea level.History of the city.The city of Cetinje, named after the river flowing through the valley of Cetinje, is first mentioned in written sources dating back to 1440. Its appearance and development is associated with the name of Ivan Crnojevic, who decided to move the capital of theexisting state of Zeta to a less accessible place. In 1482 the court of the ruling dynasty was located here, and two years later the Cetinje monastery was being built. In 1499, the reign of the Crnojevic dynasty ended, and a significant part of the Zetas retroceded to the Ottoman Empire. Although the city retained its autonomy, however, both Turks and the troops of the Venetian Republic during the 16th-18th...
Tivat
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The city of Tivat is located on the shore of the Kotor bay, on Vrmac peninsula. For many travelers, it is the place of acquaintance with the country, because here is the nearest airport to the coast. Insanely quiet and cozy town, located almost on a flat terrain, which is ideal for rest with little children.  History of the city The history of Tivat begins around the 3rd century BC, when the first Illyrian settlement appeared here. There are several versions explaining the name of the city. One of them connects Tivat with the name of the militant Illyrian queen Teuta, who supposedly had possessions in these places, while the capital of her state was located nearby - in Risan. Like Kotor bay, Tivat experienced the Illyrian, Roman-Byzantine, Serbian, Venetian-Turkish and Austrian periods. During the Serbian rule, which began in 1185, the city was part of the medieval state of Nemanjic. And in the XIII century on the nearby island Prevlaka, a monastery dedicated to St. Archangel Michael was being built, where Saint Sava, the founder of Serbian Orthodox Church, moved the residence of Zet Metropolitans, which made Tivat a significant religious center. With the arrival of the Venetians, Tivat, like most other settlements in...

Cetinje
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 Crnojevica River is located in the municipality of Cetinje, and flows into the famous Skadar Lake. In summer, the river dries up a bit, and become green because of water lilies, and in winter the water rises a couple of meters, and has an amazing emerald color. On the river, there is a small town with a population of about 300 residents. Once upon a time in this peaceful place life pulsed there - because in ancient times the town was the capital of the Montenegrin state Zetas (1465-1490), and was the residence of ruling at the time John Crnojevic, the crossroad of major trade routes. Until the end of the XIX century, settlement had been developed actively – inns and pubs were built, manufacturing worked. The decline of the town, oddly enough, was related to independence in the late XIX century.  Now the town has become a fishing village with such attractions as: beautiful old bridges, one pedestrian - Danilov bridge, and the other – automobile; beautiful renovated waterfront; house of St. Peter from Cetinje - the oldest building in the town; Monastery of St. Nicholas - the rim, where the first Montenegrin book "Oktoikh" was printed  Zhmrlevitsa Cave with underground lake and interesting ornaments.   Also...
Dobrota
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Dobrota is a small village in Montenegro, on the shore Kotor Bay. The population of the village is about 8,200 people. Dobrota stretches for several kilometers along the picturesque coastline, from the ancient city of Kotor to the village of Ljuta, and is rightfully considered one of the most beautiful settlements of the Bay of Kotor.   History of the city. About 750 years ago, it was the time when the first mention of Dobrota occurred - the village was called Dabratum. The current name appeared a little later, when the settlement became a part of Kotor. Over 300 years, from 1371 to 1704, Dobrota was its suburb. The greatest prosperity Dobrota reached in the 17th and 19th centuries, when there was a fairly large pier, many ships, and everyone was trained for naval work. In 1717, Dobrota received the status of a seaside settlement. Rich captains of local vessels built beautiful baroque palaces here, furnishing them with valuable furniture, decorating with picturesque canvases and exotic plants, filling libraries with ancient books. The most famous palaces that have survived to our time are the houses of the Tripkovic, Dabinovic, Ivanovic, Radonicici and Milosevic. And the wives of the sailors from Dobrota became famous...

Shavnik
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The National Tourism Organization of Montenegro together with local journalists compiled a list of the most beautiful eco and ethno villages of the country. The first place went to the ethno village Nevidio. The village is located in a small place in Poscenj, on the southern side of Durmitor mountain. Surrounded by powerful cliffs, picturesque panorama of Durmitor, two lakes and the river Komarnica, this village is considered the most beautiful one in the Balkans. About its beauty and nature, the famous geographer Jovan Cvilic wrote. This place is located only 30 meters from the main Risan-Zablyak highway and is ideal for lovers of natural beauty and adrenaline. Through the ethno village a passage to the famous canyon Nevidio is provided, the last, mastered in Europe. Nevidio is characterized as "a paradise for lovers of outdoor activities in nature". Four canyons wait for you here: Grabovica, Pridvorica, Komarnica and Nevidio. Canyon Nevidio is about 2 km long, with a height difference of 125 meters. The sheer cliffs of the canyon reach 450 meters in height, and in some parts of it they are half a meter wide. All this is at an altitude of 1050 m above sea level. The vicinity of the entrance to the canyon is at an...
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Drvengrad or Mecavnik is a village built by filmmaker and musician Emir Kusturica, originally for filming, and later for his actors permanent living, himself, and many tourists. Stunning views, natural landscapes are typical for this region that served as decorations for the films "Testament", "Life as a miracle" etc.The main attraction is the old narrow-gauge railroad "Sharganskaya Eight", restored on the money of Emir Kusturica, on which till now locomotives run. Here the main actions of the movie "Life as a miracle" took place. On this road, rushing like the "eight" uphill, you can ride, experiencing unforgettable feelings. Also you can visit the art gallery in the village and the cinema "Underground" where you can see one of the movies of Emir Kusturica in Serbian.The idea of creating Drvengrad Kusturica described in July 2004 as follows: "I lost my city [Sarajevo] during the war. So I wanted to build my own village. It carries the German name Küstendorf. I will organize seminars there for people who want to learn how to create movies, play concerts, make ceramics, and draw. This is the place where I will live, and where some people can come from time to time. There, of course, will live and other residents who...

Pluzine
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The first ethno-village in Montenegro "Etno selo Montenegro" was opened on May 20, 2006. The village is 32 km from Niksic towards Pluzine. On the road fork to Zabljak, you need to continue to go straight to the side Pluzhine until the pointer village Brezno. Passing 4 km by asphalt road through the village after 7-8 pointers you get to ethnovillage "Etno selo Montenegro".  History of ethno village creation  Blagojevich family in the middle of the XVI century settled in this area and has been engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry for a long time. From then until the present day we preserved the traditional production and cooking methods (polenta, cakes, lamb, bread, manufacture of dairy products).Ethno village annually attracts more than 10,000 children to visit the "Nature School". The village is one of the initiators of the organic production program, a publisher of various books and brochures to help us preserve the cultural heritage and traditions. Ethno village services Ekosauna, Russian bath, swimming pool (during the season), confectionery, recreation center, playground, street of tales, children's creative workshop, a house of sweets, a mini zoo, a wine cellar, a national restaurant, ethno-kolyba,...
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Fishing village of Karuc located on the shores of Skadar lake. This is truly a fabulous place, the views amaze with its beauty. Currently it is partially abandoned, and residents have less than 10 employees.

Herceg Novi
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The tourist town of Kotor Bay in the northern part of Montenegro, which is definitely worth a visit - Herceg Novi, is located on a narrow strip of coast in the valley of the mountain Orjien. It is the administrative center of the homonymous municipality with a population of about 13,000 inhabitants.  History of the city. Archaeological finds indicate that the first Illyrian settlements on the site of the modern Herceg Novi appeared even in the times of Antiquity. The city itself was founded in 1382 by the Bosnian king Tvrtko I as a defensive structure, and was called Sveti Stefan, now this name bears another city in Montenegro. For medieval Bosnia, this fortress was of great strategic importance and was the most important outlet to the sea. After the death of the king, the power passed to Prince Sandal Hhranic from the Kosac dynasty. During his reign, the city experienced a strong economic recovery and functioned as a major center of salt trade. At the time of the reign of Stefan Vukcic, the city became known as Herceg Novi. In 1466, the Venetian Republic made an offer to the Duke of Vukcić to exchange Herceg Novi to the city of Risan on the island of Brač and the palace in Split, but the duke refused. The special...
Sveti Stefan
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St. Stephen Island (Sveti Stefan) is an island-hotel and a deluxe resort (of the highest category), located a few kilometers from the tourist center of Montenegro - the city of Budva. The island is connected with the shore by a narrow sandy isthmus and is a "visiting card of Montenegro". Panoramic view, opening from the observation deck near the restaurant - hotel Adrovic on the island of Sveti Stefan, the boundless Adriatic Sea and the coast of Montenegro is one of the most iconic and famous in the world and widely spread on tourist postcards in Montenegro.  History of the island The legend of the island of St. Stephen says that local residents, pashtrovichi, returning home after a joint victory with the Kotor citizens over the Turks, besieged Kotor, saw Ottoman ships near the Jaz beach close to the Old Town of Budva. Having destroyed them, the pashtrovichi took possession of a considerable quantity of trophies and decided to build a fortress on these funds, which was done in 1442. The name was given to it by the name of the church dedicated to Stephen Protomartyr, built on the island first. Later, especially during the days of the Venetian Republic, Sveti Stefan was an important trade center and transport hub, that...

Kolashin
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Kolasin is a small resort located 73 km north of Podgorica on the left bank of the Tara River at an altitude of 960 m above sea level. It is surrounded by three mountain ranges - Sinjavina, Komovi, Belasica. Today, the community of Kolasin occupies 897 km2, about 3000 people live here.  History of the city Here already in the early Middle Ages the settlement of the Slavs was founded. The fertile lands of Kolasin, reliably protected from winds and cold by mountain "walls," have for centuries been the cause of controversy. The city-fortress, reliably protecting mountain passes and approaches to the sea, was founded by the Turks who then owned these lands in 1652. The city circled the outpost of the caravan route through Podgorica in Bijelo Polje. A part of Montenegro, Kolasin became only in the late 19th century and almost immediately became a popular resort town.  Attractions of the city From an excursion point of view, Kolasin is an unremarkable city. There are no famous monuments, old city or popular museums. However, this town is considered the center of mountain tourism in Montenegro throughout the year. And not only in winter, but also in the summer, visitors who prefer fresh forest air, mountain trails and...
Kotor
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Traveling around Montenegro, you are always surprised that each of the cities of this small country does not look like others. However, it is Kotor that, perhaps, occupies a special place among them due to the unique combination of the medieval atmosphere, impressive architecture, monuments of historical significance and at the same time the usual steady life that is lead here, as hundreds of years ago. Kotor is located in one of the most picturesque places on the Montenegrin coast - in the Kotor bay.History of the city   The first settlers appeared here in the Neolithic times. In the era of antiquity, the Illyrians lived here, and in 168 BC the coastal area of Boka was conquered by the Romans. During this period the city was called Asquuvium. In the Byzantine period, the city was called Decadron and was a fortress built by the Emperor Justinian in 535 on the slopes of the mountain. From the very beginning of its history Kotor experienced stormy upheavals. In 840 it was plundered by Arab pirates, and in 1000 it fell under the authority of the Bulgarian kingdom. The following year, the city was retroceded to Serbia; From 1050 the Zeta lord from the dynasty of Vojislavlevici ruled here. Only By the forces of the...

Mojkovac
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The city is located in the north-eastern part of Montenegro on the bank of the Tara River between the mountain ranges Bielasica and Signaevina at an altitude of 820 m above sea level, not far from the ancient settlement of Brskovo. The municipality borders on Kolasin, so the natural conditions in them are similar: the same beautiful mountains, forests, lakes and rivers. Mojkovac is called "Montenegrin Switzerland", it is also quiet, cozy and beautiful - the slopes of the mountains are strewn with "toy" houses and covered with soft cotton wool of clouds. Nearby is the national park Biogradska Gora and the famous canyon of the Tara River begins. City `s history  For the first time the city is mentioned in 1254, when during the reign of the Serbian King Urosha, the head of state of Rashka, a mint yard was opened here. Serbian silver money was minted in the mint in the village of Brskovo, near the city. Thanks to this, the city grew rapidly, becoming a major shopping center. The name of the city - Mojkovac - is translated as "chasing". In addition to the mining and coinage business in Mojkovac, woodworking from the local forest also developed.  In the First World War, the city became famous for the Battle of Mojkovac, in...
Montenegro
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On this page we will publish photos of Montenegro of previous years, of today and what is going to be done in the future in Montenegro. Everything, that Montenegro has been living the past years, as photographs, paintings or sketches evidence. Everything new and interesting in different cities of Montenegro, that we have now. Everything, that is planning to build or remodel in Montenegro in the near future - roads, landmarks, new systems and structures, monuments and historic buildings. All this we will compare only on photos, because you see, sometimes it’s very interesting to see the past, present and future of a place or an object on one photo ... Pictures are mainly taken from the resource pastvu.com, but there are pictures, that we are sent by residents of Montenegro. If you also have old photos of Montenegro, then send them on our e-mail info@waytomonte.com and we will publish them on your behalf. Budva, Montenegro 1970-1980​ The Old Town of Budva, Montenegro 1970-1979​ Tivat Airport 1960​ The hotel "Avala" in Budva, 1987​ Bar, Montenegro 1910​ Becici, Municipality of Budva, Montenegro 1950​ Budva, Montenegro 1933​ Kotor Bay, Kotor, Montenegro 1910​ Tivat, Montenegro 1940​ Island of Sveti...

Niksic
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The city of Niksic is located in the central part of the country at the foot of Mount Trebjes, 50 km from Podgorica. There are many roads leading from the coast to the heart of the country. Through the city goes a road connecting Podgorica with Bosnia and Herzegovina. The surrounding area is no less beautiful than the highlands of Montenegro - there are also lakes here (Krupac, Slano, Liverovici), monumental mountains towers up (the height of Niksic itself is 630 m above sea level), and the Zeta River flows past.History of the city.Niksic was founded by the Romans as a fortified military camp in the IV century BC on the site of the old Gothic settlement at the intersection of important roads. Then it bore the name Anagastum. Slavs who came to this region in the Middle Ages, changed the Roman name of the city to Onogosht. After the Ottoman conquest, the Turks once again took over the city - then it became known as Nikshic, and there the Turkish fortress was rebuilt. Gradually, the inhabitants became cramped within the fortress walls and they moved to the valley, where later the main city appeared.Turkish rule ceased in 1877, when Nikshic was liberated by the army of Nikola I Petrovic Njegos, the expulsion of the Ottoman...
Perast
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Perast is an ancient city in Montenegro, located on the shore of Kotor Bay of the Adriatic Sea, a few kilometers north-west of Kotor. Perast lies at the foot of St. Ilya Hill (873 m), on the cape that separates the Risan Bay from the Bay of Kotor (which, in turn, are integral parts of the Bay of Kotor), directly opposite the Verige Strait, the narrowest part of Boka. History of the city.   According to the assumptions of archaeologists, the first settlements appeared in the region of Perast in the Neolithic Age; there are also memorials of Illyrian, Roman, and early Christian periods. The city itself was founded by the Illyrians and named in honor of one of the local tribes - pirusts.The first mention of Perast refers to 1336 - at this time it was a small fishing village, which nevertheless has a shipyard, and the pier there always were several trading and fishing vessels. But since the nearby strategically important island of St. George belonged to Kotor, Perast development went very slowly. Prosperity to the city was brought by the Venetian period, and the special significance of the border town it acquired around 1482 - after the capturing by the Turks the part of the coast from Herceg Novi to Risan. When the small...

Petrovac
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Petrovac is the second largest and most popular city of the Budva Riviera, which is famous for its flat beach of fine pebbles and mild healing climate. It is located on the shore of a small picturesque bay and is an amphitheater of mini-hotels, villas and cottages, built on the hillside, overgrown with pine and olive.  The history of the city.  A long time ago (around the 3rd century), here was the Roman settlement of Lastia, first mentioned in "The Chronicle of the pope of Duklianin," dating back to the mid-12th century. However, its current name Petrovac it got only in the XX century: after the First World War, it was renamed in honor of King Peter I of Karageorgievich, and before that was called Castel Lastva - in honor of the built in the 16th century. The Venetian fortress of Castio or Castello.  The attractions of the city Petrovac.Castello fortress is located on surprisingly layered rocks, the fortress was the site of the Venetian garrison and included the building of the Lazareth, and now it is a place for various entertainment events: discos, concerts, etc. The top terrace offers a wonderful view of Petrovac, and next to Castio there is a pier with which you can go on a small cruise on the coastal waters....
Plevlja
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The city of Pljevlja is in the northern part of Montenegro, in the picturesque valley of the rivers Cehotina and Brznica. It borders with Zabljak, Bijelo Polje, Mojkovac, as well as with Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city covers an area of 1346 km2 and is located at an altitude of 770 m above sea level, the highest point of the municipality is Ljubisnja Mountain (2238 m), the lowest one is the Tara River Canyon (529 m).   History of the city Before the invasion of the Greeks in the first century BC, Illyrian tribes lived here. On the ruins of the old city, the Greeks founded the city, which became the cultural center of Dalmatia. On its ruins were found many values: jewelry, glass and ceramic vases. In the VI c. the Slavs conquered these territories, and the town of Bereznica appeared. The city received its name after the river, which flows through the city. Later Bereznica became one of the main cities of the Serbian state Raska. Through the city passed the main road from Dubrovnik, Trieste and Kotor to Constantinople, Sarajevo and Belgrade. In 1338 the first customs house was opened here. Its current name, the town of Pljevlja has been from the 14th century. According to historians, the city received its name...

Podgorica
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Podgorica is the capital and largest city of the country, covers an area of approximately 1,500 km². According to the latest census, it has a population of nearly 200 thousand people. The city is in a valley surrounded by mountains, and during the walk you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the mountains and hills of Podgorica. By the way, there are several hills in the capital, and one of them is called Gorica, which explains the origin of the name of the city. Urban landscapes are complemented by the rivers Moraca and Ribnica.   The history of the city.   The convenient geographical location and favorable climate of the valley 2000 years ago brought here Illyrian tribes. Later, these territories were conquered by the Romans, and here there were three settlements - Alata, Birziminium and Doclea. In V century after the fall of the Roman Empire, the first Slavic tribes came to these lands, who were continuing the war with Byzantium in the hope to form their own state. On the bank of the river Ribnica, they founded a new city with the same name. The first mention of Rybnica dating back to the Nemanjic dynasty, a founder of the dynasty - Stefan Nemanja was born in this city. The name of "Podgorica" was first mentioned...

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Cities and towns in Montenegro are very diverse, depending on their location on the map. In Montenegro, only 21 settlements are officially called “cities”, which are also the centers of municipalities. Exactly in these settlements there are more than half of the inhabitants of the country, which is about 370-thousand people. The largest city is Podgorica, that has a population of 136 thousand inhabitants, the smallest one is Shavnik. in which there are only 570 permanent inhabitants.

List of the most famous regions, as well as all cities and resorts of Montenegro with detailed descriptions, photos, reviews and travel geo position available to you in this section. All settlements in Montenegro can be divided into resort, central and sightseeing. Each of the Montenegrin cities is truly special and famous in their own way. In each of them, tourists are awaited open and friendly locals, interesting history, tasty and healthy food, hundreds of vivid and memorable photos and high spirits!

Literally in any locality in Montenegro every tourist can find for themselves something interesting and make your holiday unforgettable!
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