Guardian’s “10 Best Alternative City Breaks in Europe” Featuring Podgorica

By , 05 Nov 2018, 02:07 AM Travel
Guardian’s “10 Best Alternative City Breaks in Europe” Featuring Podgorica Copyrights: Municipality of Podgorica

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04 November 2018 - One of the most popular British newspapers - The Guardian, recently posted an article about charming European cities that are perfect for a late summer or early autumn getaway and can be placed on the list of 10 best alternative city breaks in Europe. The article provides insight into the landmarks which highlight the history, culture and the lifestyle within the listed cities. Also, the list covers the best places to eat, drink and soak in the whole atmosphere during the perfect getaway.

The Guardian added the Capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, to the list of European cities with rich historic architecture, beautiful scenery and culture without the crowds. “You may remember this city as Titograd, or perhaps Ribnica, Doclea or Zeta. Podgorica is one of Europe’s newest capitals but its history, under various monikers, goes back to the second century BC. Nowadays it is a hotch-potch of architectural styles, including some atmospheric fragments of Ottoman days and the Austro-Hungarian empire,” says the Guardian's article.

While explaining the experiences a person can gain while travelling through Podgorica, the writer of the article stated: “It may look small and unprepossessing at first sight but, with a bit of determination, you’ll discover a vibrant cafe scene, good local food and drink, plus some lovely walks around town. Try boza, a low-alcohol wheat beer whose origins date to the Ottoman era, at the Korzo bar in the city centre. Feto is the place for some excellent cheese and spinach burek, while Pod Volat attracts a local crowd for its ćevapi, a kind of skinless minced meat sausage.” The article also gives insight into great possibilities of excursions through Montenegro, since the weather is still pleasantly sunny in October and the beaches and the mountains are only a couple of hours away.

The article also gives the readers useful information about how to reach the country and accommodation conditions: the best way to reach the country is by airplane – “Ryanair flies from Stansted from £64 return. Montenegro Hostel is basic but affordable, with beds from €9 and doubles from €25. It also organises tours.”

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