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The capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, is a city of rivers and bridges that echo its identity as a place where cultures and languages cross and intertwine. Podgorica’s complex history includes Stone Age settlers, Slavic tribes in the 5th century, a period of rule under the Ottoman Empire and settlement by the Turks in the 15th century.

After World War II’s destruction and the economic repercussions of the Yugoslav Wars, Podgorica and the entire country went through a period of economic depression. These days, though, the city is having a resurgence. Thanks to iconic landmarks like the Millennium Bridge (above) and the ultra-modern Dajbabska Gora Tower, Podgorica is now one of the most interesting places to visit in the Balkans. See for yourself and add it to your trip planner!

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