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Podgorica is not a touristic city, but a good stop if you are in transit. The hotel was really strange because no other people were sleeping there in that night so we were the masters of the domain :P. Actually, at 22:00 o' clock the last employee left so we ruled over the entire hotel :)).

Near this old Turkish clock tower (from the times when Ottoman Empire was here) is a great restaurant were we had a great dinner. The city is nice and clean. Very friendly and polite people everywhere in Montenegro. Also a big plus was that they use Euro coin.
Podgorica suffered heavily during World War II; the city was bombed over 70 times throughout the course of the war and razed to the ground, causing the deaths of over 4,100 people. The city was liberated on 19 December 1944. Under the name of Titograd, the city became the capital of the Socialist Republic of Montenegro on 13 July 1946. A period of unprecedented expansion followed, which marked the SFRY (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) era: the population increased dramatically, the city was heavily industrialised, infrastructure was improved, and health, educational, and cultural institutions were founded. The city rapidly became the commercial, socio-economic, and cultural centre of the country. The progress halted again when the break-up of SFRY began in the 1990s. The name of Podgorica was reinstated on 2 April 1992.
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