Old Town and Clock Tower

Stara Varoš was the core of Podgorica during the Ottoman rule (1474–1879) in the urban and architectural forms of the city, customs, way of life and oriental characteristics. The symbol of Stara Varoš is the Clock Tower, building located on Bećirbeg Osmanagić Square. It was built in the 13th century by Hafis-pasha Osmanagić. It is an interesting story that at that time he ordered a watch from Italy. In the old town there was the Turkish fortress Depedogen (popularly called Ribnica) built in 1474, after the Ottomans conquered the medieval square of Podgorica. The waqf building next to the Clock Tower was demolished in the middle of the 20th century.

Sastavci and brigde on Sastavci

The people of Podgorica especially love this favorite romantic place, and the younger generations also popularly call it Skaline. The old stone bridge at the mouth of the Ribnica in Morača, believed to date back to Roman times, is the oldest in Podgorica. According to available data, this bridge is one of the few remains of the former Grimm city that was located in this area. The older inhabitants of Podgorica call this bridge A bridge on Sastavci, because the area around the mouth of the Ribnica in Morača was called Sastavci. The bridge is built of one arch and is only a few meters high. It is believed to be built of river stones and has always been a favorite meeting place for lovers, a gathering place for young and old, where they refresh themselves in a pleasant natural setting by the river in the hot summer months.

The sunset from the “Podgorica Bridge of Sighs” is something that will not be forgotten.

Palace complex Kruševac

The former winter castle of King Nikola I Petrović is surrounded by a beautiful park forest and during the summer months it represents a unique art and exhibition scene and is one of the favorite places of fellow citizens. The complex in Podgorica on a hill on the right bank of the Morača was built in the 19th century. The central building is the Castle of King Nikola, which was built in the period from 1891 to 1894, and during the past was the official winter residence of the last Montenegrin king. The Perjanički dom and the Church of St. Dimitrije, which was also the family chapel of Nicholas I, were built next to the castle.

Today, the palace complex in Kruševac is the seat of the Center for Contemporary Art, an exhibition space, a botanical garden, as well as a music pavilion, which was built at the end of the last century.