ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE: doclea
Montenegro’s capital Podgorica is renowned for its cultural monuments, excellent gastronomy and stunning nature in and around the city. Situated in the impressive natural location surrounded by three rivers, the nearby archaeological site of Doclea comprises impressive remains from the Late Roman Empire. For nature lovers, the breathtaking Skadar Lake offers a memorable experience.
Podgorica, the easily accessible and vibrant capital of Montenegro, is located only 35 km from the Adriatic coast. A special feature of Podgorica is that all the highlights of the town can easily be visited on foot within just 3 hours.
Visitors can have a great time walking around the city and enjoying the Old Town with the Clock Tower, or the view from the Millennium Bridge over the Morača river, a true mountain pearl. Later you can discover the city’s hidden pearls – ask “Skalini”, a popular location for the first kiss of many of Podgorica’s residents; or climb Gorica hill, a green oasis to enjoy in the middle of the city, which gave Podgorica its name, which literally means “under Gorica”. Just outside of the city is Doclea, present day Duklja, one of the largest outdoor archaeological sites in the Balkans. The Šipčanik wine cellar, an old secret military underground aircraft hangar, has now been restored and offers excellent wine-tasting tours. Ask there for a sip of Vranac, a local vine protected as intellectual property and a Montenegrin geographical indication of origin.
Some 30 km southeast of Podgorica is the Skadar Lake Nature Park, the largest lake in Southern Europe and the perfect place for lovers of nature and bird watching.
Where to sleep and eat
During your tourist or business trip to Podgorica, we recommend you the following places to relax and enjoy. Modern and simple, but at the same time particularly sophisticated, the Hotel Bošković promises a memorable stay. In addition to the luxurious rooms, providing quality services and including all necessary modern technology, something that qualifies the Hotel Bošković as the best choice is its excellent location in the center of the capital, Podgorica. The restaurant in the hotel offers excellent, delicious national and international dishes and a romantic atmosphere for a perfect dinner. There is also a multi-functional meeting room with up to 30 seats, equipped with all the latest technology. After a busy day, there is also a well-equipped gym.
Zenta Vučinić Winery
The Vučinić family has been producing wine for decades, with their love for nature, vineyards and the place of origin. Today, with the application of modern technological methods, this winery produces high quality wine that has won numerous awards. The Zenta Vučinić Winery produces quality red wines: Vranac, Vranac Barrique, Kratošija and Cabernet Sauvignon; and white wines: Chardonnay and Malvasija; and the Zenta Rosé. The wine tasting hall of the Zenta Vučinić winery, with its beautiful view of the vineyards. can comfortably accommodate up to 50 guests.
One of the best places to eat is the unique Vagan restaurant in Podgorica, surrounded by an archaeological site and near the river Zeta. In addition to the exciting surroundings, this restaurant also has an interesting interior, a blend of traditional and modern. Prepared on an open fire, lamb, goat, Mangulica pork, fish, as well as delicious home-made bread and pies come out of this kitchen, slow cooked to perfection. Top rate service and customer care, warm hospitality, together with the excellent wines on offer are the hallmarks of this restaurant.
HOW TO REACH PODGORICA
Podgorica Airport (12 km); Tivat Airport (81 km); Cilipi (Dubrovnik) Airport (153 km)
The proximity of European centers of the north and the south of Montenegro make it easily accessible. Distance from the Adriatic Sea is 60 km of the ground line and just 19 km far from Lake Skadar. Distance from other cities in Montenegro: Podgorica – Budva 65km; Podgorica – Cetinje 30km; Podgorica – Bar 60km (tunel Sozina); Podgorica – Ulcinj 95km; Podgorica – Kotor 90km; Podgorica – Herceg Novi 125km
Tel: + 382 20 667 536
Address: Ulica Slobode 47, 80000 Podgorica