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Situated on the Balkan Peninsula, Montenegro is considered the pearl of Mediterranean

Boasting of over 117 pristine beaches, Montenegro has gradually become a wonderful destination to spend a holiday at. Located on the coast of Adriatic Sea, the country features stunning natural beauty and vivid colors that visitors will be amazed at.

The capital Podgorica, apart from being the largest city, is also a wonderful destination. Visit some of the attractions in the old Turkish Town including its old clock tower and masaajid, which resembles a traditional Turkish kasaba. King Nikola's Castle is a beautiful building that has been converted into a museum. The central square of the city, Trg Republic, is a vibrant center filled with affordable restaurants and cafes. The old Turkish bridge over the Ribnica, ruins of Nemanja's old town and the old stairs from the Ribnica river to Moraca are a must visit. The Millennium Bridge on the Moraca River offers beautiful sights.

The resort town of Budva is the main attraction in Montenegro. Located along the coast, the beautiful beaches are the highlight of the city. Apart from the beaches along the Budva Riviera, the historic town is also a good point to visit in the city. This historic center is surrounded by walls and is located on a peninsula. Another pretty coastal town is Ulcinj; it is one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic Coast and boasts of sunny beaches. The "family-friendliness" of these beaches are yet to be determined so it is best to gather information from the locals before planning a day at the beach.

There are several wonderful seaside resorts in Montenegro where visitors can relax under the sun and enjoy some exciting activities. Perast is a small and serene town good to unwind. There are a few museums and small islands for travelers to visit. The town is close to the seaside resort of Kotor. Herceg Novi is an old town located between Mount Orjen and at the entrance of the Kotor bay.

Cetinje was the old capital of Montenegro withsome worth visiting museums and sites. To enjoy some hiking and mountain adventure visit Zabljak. There are about 18 glacier lakes on the Durmitor Mountain that are worth visiting. The Tara River Canyon around the area is a good place to enjoy river rafting. There are also several skiing opprotunities available during the winter season. There are several nature parks across the country where visitors can have fun.

The central streets in Podgorica are filled with clothing stores and boutiques. Cetinje is the best place to shop for traditional souvenirs. The old town area of Herceg Novi is known for its art galleries and jewelry shops. The coastal towns also offer some good shopping opportunities.

Muslims form the largest minority group in Montenegro. There are a few masaajid in the country. Podgorica has two masaajid, the Starodoganjska Masjid and the Dzamija Osmanagica. Visitors can find a few Halal restaurants in the vicinity of the masaajid. It is better to enquire with the locals or at the masjid about Halal restaurants. There are a variety of lamb recipes that visitors can try during their stay in Montenegro. Smoked sea fish and fresh fish are also popular in the country.

The best way to get around Montenegro is by bus. The frequency of buses running between cities is more as compared to trains. However, trains are an affordable option. Car rentals are also available in the country but are good for traveling inside a city or to close by destinations.

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Montenegro Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Podgorica

GEOGRAPHY

The area of the country is close to 13,812km² and the coastal area is up to 294kms.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to .63 Million. Muslims account for about 18.5% of the population.

CLIMATE

Even though Montenegro is a small country its climate varies due to its elevation. Average temperature during July is close to 27°C which can reach upto 40°C while the temperature during January is close to 8°C.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Montenegrin is the official language.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+1 hrs
GMT+2 hrs Summer Time

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 7 PM

HOLIDAYS
New Year's Day: January 1st
Labour Day: January 1st
Independence Day: May 21st

CURRENCY

Euro

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Emergencies: 112
Police:122
Medical: 124
Fire: 123

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