Are you thinking of traveling to Montenegro? Well you should know that it is a fantastic choice! This small country located in the southeast of Europe, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, has a lot to offer the traveler, highlighting nature, beaches, historical heritage, the lively atmosphere and, of course, security. Therefore, it is not surprising that the tourism sector is booming.
Named for the dark color of its mountains, the Dinaric Alps, Montenegro has gained popularity in recent years thanks, among other things, to its coastal region. Today we move to this country on the Balkan peninsula to discover its main cities. As always, we are going to base ourselves on the number of inhabitants. Would you like to join us?
First of all, we want to talk about Podgorica, the capital and the most populous city in the country. Located at the confluence of two rivers, it is home to the main organisms and political institutions of the state, and of the most important universities and research centers.
The second most populous city in Montenegro is Nikšić, which is located in the western part of the country. Since the 1950s, the city has multiplied its size by ten, becoming an important industrial and cultural and artistic creativity center. Of course, it is important to note that it is known for being the center of the country's mafia.
The third most important city in Montenegro in terms of population is Bijelo Polje, which is located in the north of the country. Also known as its water mineral Natural, Rada, the city houses a medieval church of great heritage value. In addition, we want to comment that several well-known writers were born in the city or its surroundings.
In the north of the country, very close to the borders with Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina, we find Pljevlja, the fourth most populous city in Montenegro. Here is the only thermal plant in the country and the only coal mine. The zinc and lead industries also stand out. It is important to note that in recent years tourism is being promoted ecological and winter city.
The fifth most populous city is Herceg Novi, which is located in the southwest of the country. It is one of the youngest towns on the Adriatic coast (it was founded in 1382). Today it is one of the most tourist areas of Montenegro thanks, among other things, to the legacy of the different cultures that have populated it.
We continue our tour of Montenegro in Budva, a coastal city located in the central south of the country. Highlights the nearby coastal area, a famous tourist center famous for its life nocturnal, its examples of Mediterranean architecture and, of course, its beaches.
We must also talk about Bar, which is located on the banks of the Adriatic Sea. Its surroundings are known for their infrastructures tourist. In addition, we want to highlight its beaches and its historic center, which houses what is considered the oldest olive tree in the world.
The eighth most populous city in the country is Cetinje, which is located in the southwest. It is the place of home of the President of Montenegro. Among its main points of interest is the museum, which houses the best preserved collection of weapons in the Balkans.
To the northeast of the country we find Berane, a city that not only stands out for its natural environment, but for hosting an interesting heritage historical and cultural.
Finally, we must speak of Ulcinj, which is located south of the Montenegrin coast, next to Albania. It is a very touristic place, and not only for its famous historical center, of great influence muslim, but for its sandy beaches, highlighting the one known as Playa Pequena.
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