Where to stay in Podgorica

Où loger à Podgorica ?

Traveling to Montenegro and planning a visit to its capital? Discover our selection of the best places to stay in Podgorica!

Planning a trip to Podgorica? With its many museums and art galleries, the country’s largest city boasts a varied cultural heritage and offers a glimpse of post-war Montenegro, rebuilt and modern. But above all, this municipality of almost 200,000 inhabitants is ideally located. With the Moraca and Ribnica rivers running through it on the plains, it’s just a few dozen kilometers from the country’s finest tourist attractions, close to the ski resorts of the Dinaric Alps and the seaside resorts of southern Montenegro, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea.

Whether you’re close to the airport, the historic center or the various points of interest in and around the city, find the ideal accommodation and place to stay with this quick overview of the best areas to stay in Podgorica!

The old town

Tour de l'Horloge,  Stara Varoš, Podgorica

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If you want to visit the city, the historic center(Stara Varoš) is the ideal place to stay in Podgorica. A true historical landmark, the old town is home to many buildings and monuments damaged or destroyed during the Second World War. In fact, it’s the oldest district in the capital.

From Stara Varoš, you’ll be close to the Clock Tower, the Museum of Natural History and the Osmanagića Mosque.

To get closer to the bus station, head for the Drac district!

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Centre-ville de Podgorica, Pont du Millénium

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Staying in Podgorica’s downtown or Nova Varoš area means you’ll be close to the old town, yet still benefit from the dynamism of the modern city. In this district, you can enjoy the many cafés and restaurants during the day, as well as the capital’s bars and clubs after dark. Don’t hesitate to take a stroll through the lively streets of Bokeška, Njegoševa and Slobode, which are very popular with the locals!

You can also take a stroll through Gorica Park, discover the Parliament of Montenegro and the Millennium Bridge, which spans the Morača River to link the old town with the newer districts.

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Novi Grad

Temple de la Résurrection du Christ, Novi Grad, Podgorica

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Where can you stay in Podgorica to get closer to the Gallery of Modern Art and the Temple of the Resurrection of Christ? Novi Grad, or the New Town, will meet all your expectations! This is the capital’s business district. Across the river Morača, you’ll find modern housing, close to numerous shops and restaurants.

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City Kvart

City Kvart is located close to the capital’s university district, and is home to the city’s largest shopping mall. You can reach the city center in an average 15-minute walk. This new district is renowned for being modern and friendly, with its many stores, restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs. If you’re looking for a lively place to stay in Podgorica, City Kvart is the place for you.

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Are you just passing through the capital, traveling by plane and not planning to visit the city? Then we recommend you stay in the south of Podgorica, in one of the towns in the municipality close to the capital’s domestic and international airports, such as Mojanovici. You’ll be just a few minutes’ drive from the terminal. Ideal if you’re arriving on a late flight or leaving in the early hours of the morning!

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Near Lake Skadar

Virpazar, Lac Skadar, Montenegro

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The entrance to Lake Skadar, the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula, is just 30 km from Podgorica, and may well be the reason you’ve come to the capital. If that’s the case, consider staying in the lakeside village of Virpazar, where a number of guesthouses have sprung up. Here, trees replace buildings, and the atmosphere is radically different.

This is an alternative option if you’re looking for a place to stay in Podgorica and the surrounding area. From the center of Podgorica, you can reach the village by car, train or bus.

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Map of hotels and accommodation – Podgorica