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Historical Tour in the heart of Podgorica, the Capital of Montenegro

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Tatjana
Registered on April 15, 2022

I was born in this beautiful country of Montenegro and I believe that all people, at least once in their lives, should visit it. It is great for all types of travelers, whether those who like to travel full of adrenaline or those who like slow and easy days. Accordingly, I am ready to offer city tours lasting 2-3 hours, or on special requests, weekend gastro-wine tours, or full-day tours in Montenegro. For more information about private tours don't hesitate to contact me here.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

For private tours in Podgorica and across Montenegro, contact me on my IG profile @podgoricagudie

If no schedules are available for the selected date, please contact me. Maybe someone won’t come but didn’t cancel.

If you need to cancel your booking, please try to do so at least 24 hours in advance. Last-minute cancellations make it hard for other walkers who plan ahead and might miss out on the tour because of unavailable spots. Thanks for understanding!


 The tour starts in the oldest part of Podgorica city, in front of the Clock Tower, on the side looking at the clock, at Becir Beg Osmanagic Square.

As we walk along the narrow streets of “Old Varosh,” you will see essential monuments and townhouses and learn more about the old part of the city, its medieval ramparts, and the old bridge at the confluence of two rivers.
I will tell you some exciting stories from the Ottoman period to the latest history.   
The tour ends in front of the Fountain at Independence Square.

Additional Information:

The tour includes walking on stairs, but nothing strenuous. Choose walking shoes/sneakers that perform equally well in changing weather conditions. Also, don’t forget to bring water and a hat/sunscreen during summer. I’ll try to find some shade, though :)

IMPORTANT: 

The tour will be called off if a hailstorm or heavy rain causes street flooding along the route or makes it unsafe due to hail stones.
 
- During the summer, the tour will be canceled if the temperature exceeds 38° Celsius.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Clock Tower, Podgorica, Montenegro
    Clock Tower, Podgorica, Montenegro
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    I will be in front of the Clock Tower, near benches with a view to the clock.

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    Outside visit
    Clock Tower

    The Clock Tower in Podgorica, known locally as "Sahat Kula," is a historic landmark dating back to the 18th century. Constructed during the Ottoman period, it has charming architecture, and the surrounding area offers a glimpse into Podgorica's past, making it a must-visit for history lovers.

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    Stara Varoš

    The Old Town of Podgorica, known as Stara Varoš, showcases a fascinating blend of Ottoman architecture with modern graffiti and murals. Strolling through its narrow streets, you’ll encounter historic mosques, ancient houses, and vibrant street art, creating a unique blend of past and present.

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    Outside visit
    Kaldrma - Podgorica

    Kaldrma, nestled in the heart of Stara Varoš, is a charming locale that perfectly embodies the spirit of old Podgorica. With its rustic decor and warm ambiance, this cozy spot offers a delightful mix of traditional Montenegrin cuisine and modern flavors. As you sit on its cobblestone patio, you can soak in the area's rich history and vibrant culture, making Kaldrma a must-visit for anyone exploring the city's Ottoman past.

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    Outside visit
    Cardak Krpuljevica

    Legends swirl around young men's and women's lives, the rituals of weddings and customs beneath the unique example of Ottoman architecture that holds a secret behind the wooden net adorning its windows.

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    Outside visit
    Ksenije Cicvarić

    Podgorica's well-known Sevdalinka song singer mural. The forgotten Turkisms and the story about Montenegrin national costume.

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    Outside visit
    Starodoganjska Mosque

    Built in the 15th century, this mosque is a testament to the city’s Ottoman heritage. There are legends about the name, the traditions followed, and the cultural elements you’ll hear from me.

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    Outside visit
    Nemanjića Grad

    Built on a plateau overlooking the confluence of the Ribnica and Moraca rivers, the Depedogen Fortress was constructed over a period of approximately 4 years, with additional expansions over the next 4 centuries. Its formidable ramparts, gates, drawbridges, strategic location in Podgorica, and proximity to Shkodra were contributing factors to the long Ottoman rule in this area.

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    Outside visit
    Skaline

    The most romantic place in Podgorica, known among its citizens as Sastavci, is where two rivers merge, creating an astonishing area for summer relaxation, gathering with friends, walking with your significant other, or outdoor classes for many schools.

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    Outside visit
    Hadzi Pasa's Bridge

    The oldest bridge in Podgorica is built on the remaining Roman bridge. Learn about its history, the stones it was built from, and the periods when it was unpassable.

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    Outside visit
    King Nikola Monument

    The monument to the last ruler of the last and longest ruling dynasty. Why he was passed in Europe, why he was called the "Fater of Law of Europe," Proclamations, Constitution and other Decree he wrote. His children and the influence of the princesses.

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    Outside visit
    Bulevar Svetog Petra Cetinjskog

    Saint Peter of Cetinje, also known as Petar Petrović Njegoš, is often considered the founder of modern Montenegro. As a revered prince-bishop and poet in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, he played a crucial role in unifying the country and defending it against Ottoman invasions. Directions to his monument and explanation about the Monastery in Cetinje.

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    Outside visit
    Petar II Petrović Njegoš Monument

    Peter II Petrović-Njegoš, the revered prince-bishop, poet, and philosopher, is one of the most prominent rulers in Montenegrin history. His sonnets are translated into many languages, and his mausoleum is the highest in the world.

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    Outside visit
    Bokeška

    Bokeska Street, a bustling street in Podgorica, beckons with its lively atmosphere and diverse cafes. Its enchanting blend of modernity and Balkan architecture from the early 20th century creates a unique ambiance that reflects the city’s dynamic spirit.

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    Outside visit
    Municipal assembly of Podgorica

    The City Assembly of the Capital City of Podgorica is the legislature of Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. The assembly elects the mayor of Podgorica.

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    Outside visit
    Marko Miljanov Statue

    The Duke, Writer and the Podgrorica's Mayor (Guvernadur).

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    Outside visit
    National library Radosav Ljumović

    The first library in Podgorica.

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    Outside visit
    Svetlana Kana Radevic Mural

    Svetlana Kana Radević was a Yugoslav and Montenegrin architect, credited as the first female Montenegrin architect. Two national architecture prizes have recognized her work.

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    Outside visit
    Duke Mirko Petrović Monument

    Duke Mirko Petrović, father of King Nikola, diplomat, a Montenegrin military commander, poet, and a key political figure from the reign of Prince Danilo and Prince Nikola,

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    Outside visit
    Independence Square

    Central City Square is a place for Christmas and Easter Markets, and there are many concerts during Montenegrin Independence and Statehood days. It is surrounded by coffee shops, where you can get a quick snack and drink good coffee.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Otite 16 Jun 2024
Podgorica

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Tatjana is a very experienced tour guide who knows Podgorica like the back of her hand. The city amuses her, and talks passionately to educate her audience. She is an eloquent speaker of the English language and a very cheerful soul. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a tour guide in this city.
Linda 15 Jun 2024
Riga

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Tatjana was very intellectual Guru. She could answer to any of our questions. We were group of only 4 people and it was really personal tour.
Piera 13 Jun 2024
Porto

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Tatjana is very professional guide that told us the history of Podgorica, seems that she love the city share us everything that she knows about it. Its was a wonderfull moment share it with her. She also gave tips on where to eat and it was great! We recomend Tatjana.
Florencia 13 Jun 2024
Barcelona

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
It has been a 2 and a half hour tour with a lot of knowledge about Podgorica with Tatjana. We have had an incredible view from the old Ribnica Bridge Totally recommended.
Bon Bon’s 15 May 2024
London

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Tatjana is such a pro and knows her stuff inside out! She's super passionate about what she does, and I learned some mind-blowing facts and history about the small town in Podgorica. From the mosque to the orthodox churches, the architecture, and even stories from World War, she covered it all. And let me tell you, the nature views she took me to were absolutely jaw-dropping! I've never seen anything so beautiful in my life. She even showed me around the modern city with its buzzing cafes. I can't thank Tatjana enough for the incredible tour! Highly recommend it to anyone, but if you're not interested, just cancel via the app so others can have this amazing opportunity. Big thanks again!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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