Podgorica is the capital city of Montenegro with a fascinating history dating back to 1326. Built amongst five rivers including the Zeta, Moraca, Ribnica, Cijevna and Sitnica, Podgorica was almost destroyed during WW II but has since been rebuilt with modern buildings which makes Podgorica a relatively new capital. It has since become the commercial centre of Montengero and hosts a number of cultural events.
The most interesting part of Podgorica is the old town where you can see the remnants of the Ottoman era in the eastern side of the capital. The Ribnica river divides the eastern side into two areas, the south side is Stara Varoš a typically Ottoman town with characteristics of the Ottoman architecture and on the north is the Nova Varoš, an area which attracts locals and tourists alike with a lively mixture of shops and bars.
The most interesting attraction for tourists visiting this part of Podgorica municipality is the National Park Skardarsko or Skadar Lake, the biggest lake in the Balkans, home to a staggering number of birds and exotic plants, many of which are rare.
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