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New Culinary Adventures Await at The Living Room!

Are you ready to embark on a gastronomic journey like no other? We’re thrilled to unveil our tantalizing new menu creations, meticulously crafted by our culinary maestro, Chef Stefan Đukanović. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a fusion of flavors inspired by the vibrant cuisines of Asia, as well as the culinary traditions of Europe, with influences from France and Italy!

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Breakfast Bliss: CUE Granola Galore

Start your day on a delicious note with our CUE Granola – a delightful blend of oatmeal, almonds, walnuts, and a medley of dried fruits, topped with creamy yogurt and drizzled with forest fruit sauce. And yes, you read that right – strawberry ice cream for breakfast! It’s a sweet treat you won’t want to miss.

Aperitifs & Salads: Mediterranean Marvels

Indulge in the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean with our Fried Calamari, served with a dollop of creamy mayonnaise and a hint of squid ink for that extra depth of flavor. For something lighter, our Italian Bruschetta is a perfect choice, topped with pesto, eggs, salsa, prosciutto, and juicy tomatoes. But must emphasize, don’t miss out on our Kinoa Spinach Power Salad – a nutritious powerhouse packed with quinoa, spinach, rocket, pomegranate, and creamy feta cheese.

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Pasta Perfection: Spaghetti Mare Monte

For pasta lovers, our Spaghetti Mare Monte is a must-try. Dive into a bowl of perfectly cooked spaghetti tossed with succulent shrimps, earthy mushrooms, and caramelized onions – a true taste of the sea and the mountains combined.

Main Course Marvels: Flavors of the Far East and France

Experience the bold and exotic flavors of Asia with our Honey Turkey, featuring tender turkey pieces stir-fried with an array of colorful vegetables and coated in a mouthwatering orange, soy, and sweet-spicy sauce. Or indulge in the smoky goodness of our BBQ Ribs, served with crispy baked potatoes, and slathered in a rich BBQ sauce with a hint of soy. Or just simply go with Cordon TLR featuring succulent pork wrapped in layers of prosciutto, creamy mozzarella, and delicate chard, all perfectly complemented by golden potatoes and earthy mushrooms.

For a taste of luxury, opt for our Sous Vide Veal or Beef Stir Fry – both bursting with savory flavors and served with indulgent accompaniments.

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Seafood Sensations: Sea Bass Fillet

For seafood aficionados, our new Sea Bass Fillet is a true delight. Savor the delicate flavor of perfectly cooked sea bass, served with roasted sweet potato, pumpkin, olives, and creamy avocado for a symphony of flavors that will transport you to the shores of the Mediterranean.

Experience The Living Room Like Never Before

Join us at The Living Room and experience a culinary adventure like never before. Our new menu is a testament to Chef Stefan’s passion for innovation and his dedication to creating unforgettable dining experiences for our guests. Whether you’re craving classic comforts or daring flavors from distant lands, there’s something to delight every palate at The Living Room. Come hungry, leave inspired!

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Winter in Montenegro

Montenegro, a country known for its stunning Adriatic coastline and rugged mountains, transforms into a winter wonderland as the colder months set in. Often overshadowed by its summer allure, winter in Montenegro is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Enhance your winter journey by staying at Hotel CUE Podgorica, where comfort and elegance meet, providing a perfect base to explore the winter charms of Montenegro.  

Skijaši na ski stazama Kolašina, Crna Gora

Kolašin: Montenegro’s Winter Sports Paradise 

 

Nestled in the heart of Montenegro’s mountainous region, Kolašin emerges as a premier destination for winter sports enthusiasts. This charming town, surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Bjelasica Mountains, becomes a snowy haven in winter. Kolašin is renowned for its ski resorts, such as Kolašin 1450 and 1600, which offer excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities for all skill levels. The well-groomed slopes, modern facilities, and breathtaking panoramic views make it a perfect spot for a winter getaway. Apart from skiing, Kolašin also offers opportunities for snowshoeing, sledging, and enjoying the serene beauty of the snow-covered landscapes. The town itself, with its traditional Montenegrin architecture and cosy restaurants serving local cuisine, provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere that completes the winter experience in Montenegro. 

Borovi prekriveni snijegom iznad Crnog jezera, Nacionalni park Durmitor

The Snowy Peaks of Durmitor National Park 

Winter in Montenegro is synonymous with snow-capped mountains and skiing adventures. Durmitor National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a prime destination for winter sports enthusiasts. The park’s highest peak, Bobotov Kuk, and the ski resort of Žabljak provide excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities set against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty. 

Panoramski pogled na Bokokotorski zaliv, Crna Gora

Kotor’s Winter Charm 

The coastal town of Kotor, famous for its medieval architecture and UNESCO-protected bay, takes on a special charm in winter. The crowds of summer tourists dwindle, allowing visitors to wander the cobblestone streets and explore the historic sites, like the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, in peace. The cooler weather is perfect for hiking the fortress walls, offering stunning views of the bay and town. 

The Peaceful Shores of the Adriatic 

Winter is a tranquil time to visit the Montenegrin coast. Cities like Budva, Bar, and Herceg Novi offer mild temperatures and sunny days, ideal for strolls along the beach, devoid of the summer crowds. The seaside cafés and restaurants offer cosy spots to enjoy the local cuisine and stunning sea views. 

Spa Retreats for Relaxation 

For those seeking relaxation, Montenegro’s spa resorts offer a warm escape from the winter chill. The natural hot springs and luxurious spas, especially in towns like Igalo, are known for their therapeutic properties and offer a range of treatments to rejuvenate the body and mind. 

Montenegro in winter is a season full of undiscovered beauty and charm, offering snow-filled mountain adventures, peaceful coastal walks, and cultural festivities for a quieter yet enchanting experience. Whether you’re an avid skier, a culture enthusiast, or just seeking a serene getaway, Montenegro’s winter season and the cosy ambience of Hotel CUE Podgorica provide a unique and memorable escape for travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-path European winter destination. 

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Montenegro's UNESCO Heritage Sites

Montenegro’s UNESCO sites are a testament to its rich history and breathtaking natural landscapes. Let’s explore these marvels in detail. 

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Montenegro

Montenegro, a gem in the heart of the Balkans, is a tapestry of historical narratives and natural splendors. With its captivating UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this country offers a journey through time and nature. This blog, brought to you by CUE Podgorica, a premier hotel in Montenegro’s capital, invites you on an enchanting adventure to explore these sites, each a chapter in the story of human and natural history. 

UNESCO Heritage Sites are globally recognized for their outstanding universal value, showcasing human genius or natural beauty. They represent the pinnacle of our planet’s cultural and natural heritage. A site must meet stringent criteria set by UNESCO, reflecting its significance in terms of history, culture, aesthetics, or scientific importance. These sites are not just tourist destinations; they embody the essence of human civilization and natural wonders, deserving preservation for posterity. 

Kotor Bay, a UNESCO Heritage Site
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Kotor Bay

Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor, a dramatic union of mountainous terrain and the Adriatic Sea, boasts well-preserved medieval architecture. The Old Town of Kotor, a fortified city, is a labyrinth of historical treasures. 

The Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, a symbol of Kotor’s faith and resilience, and the ancient city walls, offering panoramic views of the bay, are must-visits. The blend of Gothic, Romanesque, and Baroque architecture in this area showcases a rich historical tapestry. The heritage site also includes rustic settlements of Perast and Risan, as well as the two islets – The Island of St. George and The Lady of the Rocks. 

The bay has been an important artistic and commercial center with its renowned schools of masonry and iconography. The intricate carvings and frescoes in the churches are a testament to this rich artistic heritage. 

Durmitor National Park

Durmitor, a UNESCO-listed site, is a stunning display of nature’s artistry. It encompasses towering mountains, deep gorges, and dense forests. Home to diverse wildlife, including bears, wolves, and rare bird species, the park is a biodiversity hotspot. 

The Tara River Canyon, within the park, is a haven for rafting enthusiasts and nature lovers and is the deepest canyon in Europe, the 2nd deepest in the world. The high plateau of Durmitor is called “Jezerska površ“ (Plateaus of Lakes) because of its 18 stunning lakes. Their captivating beauty earned them the nickname “Mountain Eyes“, and the most beautiful of the eyes are those of the Black Lake. Black Lake is a phenomenal destination for hiking and recreation and the absolute highlight of Durmitor. Because of all that, Durmitor is locally known as “the director of all mountains”.  

This site also showcases the harmonious relationship between humans and nature. Traditional pastoralism, practiced in the region, reflects sustainable living in harmony with the environment. 

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Alt Tag: Stećci, nadgrobni spomenici pod zaštitom UNESKA u Crnoj Gori

Stećci - Medieval Tombstones

The Stećci, scattered across Montenegro, are monumental tombstones dating back to the 12th to 16th centuries. They are remarkable for their unique decorative motifs and inscriptions. 

These tombstones reveal a lot about the medieval Christian communities in the Balkans, their beliefs, social structures, and artistic expressions. The motifs on these stones range from simple crosses and swords to intricate interlace patterns, reflecting a fusion of various cultural influences. 

Protecting these stones from weathering and human interference is a key concern. Their remote locations add to the challenges of conservation.  

Three of the recorded 107 stećak sites in Montenegro are protected UNESCO World Heritage sites – two in Žabljak and one in Plužine.  

Venetian Works of Defense

These fortifications, built by the Venetian Republic, demonstrate advanced military architecture of their time. They were crucial in safeguarding the maritime interests of the Republic. There are 6 Venetian fortifications in total (Italy, Croatia and Montenegro), and the Fortified City of Kotor is the oldest one. 

Exploring these sites offers insight into the military strategies and architectural advancements of the Venetian era. They are also a reminder of the tumultuous history of this region, marked by conflicts and trade. 

These sites serve not only as tourist attractions but also as educational platforms, providing insights into historical military architecture and urban planning. 

Kotorske zidine, dio Venecijanskih odbrambenog sistema

Conservation and Tourism

Montenegro’s commitment to conserving these sites is evident in its various preservation initiatives. It involves local communities, international experts, and government bodies. The challenge lies in promoting sustainable tourism that allows visitors to experience these wonders without compromising their integrity. This involves regulating visitor numbers, providing education on conservation, and developing infrastructure that minimizes environmental impact. CUE Podgorica, a Green Key Member, considers taking care of the environment of paramount importance. 

Montenegro’s UNESCO sites are a blend of historical narratives and natural wonders. As we leave these sites, we carry with us a renewed appreciation for our shared heritage. Start your journey at CUE Podgorica, where every adventure into Montenegro’s rich history and stunning landscapes begins. 

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The Splendors of Biogradska Gora National Park

Nestled in the heart of Montenegro, Biogradska Gora National Park stands as a testament to the enduring beauty of nature. This hidden gem, one of Europe’s last three primeval forests, offers a unique blend of ecological diversity, cultural heritage, and breathtaking landscapes. Thinking of going on holiday in Montenegro? Podgorica is a perfect place for staying and being close to both southern and northern regions. We recommend staying at CUE Podgorica, one of the best hotels the country has offer. 

Landscape of Biograd Lake, Montenegro

A Journey Through Ancient Woodlands 

 Biogradska Gora’s most striking feature is its virgin forest. The park is home to trees that are over 500 years old, creating a canopy that teems with life and history. As you walk through these ancient woodlands, you’re treading a path that has remained untouched for centuries. The forest is a haven for botanists, with over 2000 plant species, some of which are endemic to the region. 

 The park is not only a paradise for plant lovers but also a sanctuary for wildlife. It houses a variety of fauna, including the rare European brown bear, wolves, and over 150 bird species. The diversity of the ecosystem here is astounding – from the lush forest floors to the clear, serene lakes that dot the landscape. 

Stream near the Virgin Rainforest of Biogradska Gora, Montenegro

The Heart of the Park: Biogradsko Lake 

At the centre of the park lies the stunning Biogradsko Lake. Encircled by forest and meadow, it’s a perfect spot for picnics, photography, or simply basking in the tranquillity of nature. The lake’s crystal-clear waters reflect the surrounding mountains and sky, creating a scene straight out of a fairytale. 

Hiking and Adventure Awaits 

For the adventurous at heart, Biogradska Gora offers numerous hiking trails. These range from easy walks around Biogradsko Lake to more challenging treks up the surrounding peaks. Each trail offers a unique perspective of the park’s landscape and wildlife. For those seeking a more thrilling experience, mountain biking and camping are also popular activities. 

Cultural Heritage 

The park is not just about natural beauty. It’s also steeped in cultural history. Visitors can explore traditional wooden huts, known as ‘katuns’, which are still used by local shepherds. These huts provide insight into the lifestyle and traditions of Montenegro’s highlanders. 

Sustainable Tourism 

Biogradska Gora is a model for sustainable tourism. The park management works tirelessly to preserve this natural wonder while making it accessible to visitors. By visiting, you’re not only enjoying its beauty but also contributing to its conservation. 

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a culture buff, or an adventure seeker, Biogradska Gora National Park in Montenegro offers something for everyone. To make the most of your visit, plan ahead for accommodations and park activities. Remember to respect the natural environment and leave no trace of your visit behind.  

Annual ticket for all five National Parks in Montenegro is 13.50 euros and you can buy it here. 

Panoramic View of Biogradsko Lake in Montenegro
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Cetinje: Old Royal Capital of Montenegro

Cetinje, the Old Royal Capital of Montenegro, is a city where the echoes of the past meet the vibrancy of the present. Located in a picturesque valley beneath Mount Lovćen, Cetinje is not just a historical city but a living museum, showcasing Montenegro’s rich cultural and historical heritage. All that just 30 minutes driving from CUE Podgorica.

Cetinje, The Old Royal Capital of Montenegro

Historical Significance Cetinje’s foundation in the 15th century marked the beginning of its journey as the heart of Montenegrin culture and orthodoxy. It has been the seat of Montenegrin rulers, a witness to political upheavals, and a bastion of national identity. Its streets and buildings are a chronicle of Montenegro’s tumultuous yet proud history. 

Architectural Marvels The Cetinje Monastery, dating back to the 15th century, stands as a testament to Montenegrin resilience and faith. The Blue Palace, once the royal residence, now serves as the President’s House, showcasing elegant 19th-century design. Biljarda, named after the billiard table of King Nikola, is another historical edifice, now housing part of the National Museum. 

Museums and Art Galleries The National Museum of Montenegro is a conglomerate of museums, including the Historical Museum, Art Museum, and Ethnographic Museum, each offering a unique perspective on Montenegro’s rich artistic and historical tapestry. These institutions house invaluable collections, from medieval artifacts to modern art, telling the story of Montenegro’s cultural evolution. 

The Cetinje Monastery The Monastery is not only a religious site but also a symbol of national pride. It holds relics of great significance, such as the hand of John the Baptist and a piece of the True Cross, making it a pilgrimage site for the Orthodox Christian community and a point of interest for history enthusiasts. 

Cetinje Monastery dating back to the 15th century

Cultural Festivals and Events Cetinje comes alive with its cultural festivals and events, celebrating Montenegrin folk traditions, music, and dance. These events are a vibrant showcase of the country’s heritage, attracting both locals and tourists alike, and offering a glimpse into the soul of Montenegrin culture. A few days ago, the “New Year’s Story in Prijestonica” bazaar was officially opened till January 8, 2024. Organizers announced a lot of concerts with domestic and regional musical stars.  

Nature and Surroundings Lovćen National Park, with its majestic mountain peaks and lush forests, offers a serene escape from the city. The park is not only a natural wonder but also holds cultural significance, housing the Njegoš Mausoleum, a monument to one of Montenegro’s most revered figures, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš. 

Mausoleum on top of Mount Lovćen

Culinary Delights Cetinje’s culinary scene is a delightful journey through Montenegro’s gastronomic heritage. The region is famous for its Njeguši cheese and prosciutto, one of the most popular local Montenegrin Produce, a must-try for food lovers. These delicacies, with their unique flavors, embody the fusion of the region’s natural bounty and traditional culinary practices. 

Cetinje, as can be seen from a top Lovćen

A journey to Cetinje is more than just a visit to another city; it’s an immersive dive into the very heart of Montenegro. As you wander its streets, you’ll be enveloped in tales of the nation’s rich history and vibrant present. Each building, every landscape speaks volumes of the country’s journey. While exploring this captivating city, consider enhancing your experience by staying at the CUE Podgorica Hotel, a remarkable accommodation choice that complements the essence of the region. Cetinje’s blend of historical significance and natural splendor makes it an unmissable destination in Montenegro, and the CUE Podgorica Hotel offers the perfect base to discover it all. 

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The third Rakija Fest attracted many visitors: Rakija as a national brand!

The third Rakija Fest drew significant interest as it unfolded last weekend at CUE Podgorica hotel, in the Grand Room. This unique event delighted numerous visitors who had the opportunity, from 12 to 8 pm, to explore a wide array of exhibitors from Montenegro and the region and enjoy all the peculiarities of the queen of strong spirits – rakija.

“We are extremely happy with this year’s edition of Rakija Fest. We had much more visitors than in previous years, including 2019 when the first

Rakija Fest took place. This year, we had around 20 exhibitors who presented about 120 types of rakija. Among the exhibitors, in addition to producers, there were distributors from Montenegro, as well as countries in the region, primarily Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Some labels came from North Macedonia and Italy. Of course, we would always love to have more exhibitors, especially from our country, and as many as possible from other countries in the region,” stated Jelena Gardović, PR and Marketing Manager at CUE Podgorica hotel.

“Rakija is a product that definitely deserves attention not only from Montenegro but also from the countries in the region. It’s a product that has been crafted in Montenegro for several decades, if not centuries, and therefore, we believe it deserves the status of a national brand, which we hope institutions will recognize at some point,” emphasized Gardović.

The richness of tradition and flavors offered by this exceptional beverage were recognized by numerous visitors, both from Montenegro and other European countries.

“I recommend your rakija, whether it’s Šljiva, Prepečenica, Dunja, or any other, to people from Ukraine and other countries. This drink is authentic for Montenegro, Serbia, and the entire Balkans. Rakija Fest is a great representation of all of this,” said Maxim from Ukraine, who attended all three editions of this event

Enthusiasm was evident among other guests, whether encountering Rakija Fest for the first time or returning for more.

“Such events are really fantastic, and if there were more of them, it would be even better. There is a great selection of rakija and distilleries presented here. It’s impossible to try everything they offer in one day, and it’s challenging to choose just a few rakija to taste. Still, this is a great

opportunity to talk to producers, see how everything started, and eventually buy a bottle to complete the whole story,” said one of the visitors.

Due to the good attendance and positive guests’ reactions, organizers believe that this event will become a good tradition in Podgorica, offering significant benefits for the entire Montenegro.

“Besides the fact that rakija brings people together, this is an opportunity for producers, i.e., distributors, to find new customers and clients. Our hotel contributes significantly because we believe that this event is truly worth it, and at the same time, we promote the destination, not only Podgorica but also Montenegro,” concluded Jelena Gardović, PR and Marketing Manager at CUE Podgorica hotel.

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Tara River Canyon

Tara Canyon is a wonder of nature that captivates visitors with its breathtaking landscapes. When exploring Montenegro, don’t miss out on the exhilarating experience of white-water rafting through its swift currents. For your stay, CUE Podgorica is the top hotel recommendation. 

Kanjon rijeke Tare

Geography and Natural Splendour

Tara Canyon, also known as the Tara River Gorge, is the deepest river canyon in Europe and the second deepest in the world after the Grand Canyon. It stretches 82 kilometres and is part of the Durmitor National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The canyon is formed by the Tara River, known for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant ecosystem. The dramatic cliffs, some reaching heights of over 1,300 meters, offer stunning panoramic views and form a remarkable natural landscape. 

A Haven for Adventure Seekers

Flowing through this canyon is the Tara River, the longest river in Montenegro (144 km), known for its vibrant ecosystem and pristine waters. The river transforms into the Drina River after joining the Piva near Hum. It’s characterized by a significant drop and numerous cascades, creating ideal conditions for white-water rafting, making it a paradise for adventure lovers. The rapids range from calm waters to challenging class III and IV rapids, providing an exhilarating experience for both beginners and experienced rafters. Apart from rafting, the area is ideal for hiking, mountaineering, and fishing. The well-marked trails lead adventurers through lush forests, serene meadows, and hidden waterfalls, showcasing the area’s natural beauty. 

Whitewater Rafting on the Tara River, Montenegro

Conservation and Environmental Significance

The Tara Canyon is not just a natural wonder but also an ecological treasure. Its diverse flora and fauna include several endemic species. The region’s pristine nature is a result of stringent conservation efforts. The Montenegrin government, along with international organizations, works tirelessly to protect this unique ecosystem from the threats of development and pollution. This commitment to preservation ensures that Tara Canyon remains a sanctuary for wildlife and a testament to the beauty of unspoiled nature. 

Djurdjevića Tara Bridge

Cultural and Historical Insights

Beyond its natural allure, the gorge is steeped in history and culture. The region is dotted with traditional Montenegrin villages. Visitors can explore ancient monasteries, historic bridges like the Djurdjevića Tara Bridge, and remnants of old fortresses. These cultural landmarks, coupled with the warm hospitality of the local people, offer a glimpse into the rich heritage and traditions of Montenegro. 

If you want an experience that combines adventure, natural beauty, and cultural richness then you are at the right place. From navigating its white-water rapids, and trekking along picturesque trails, to immersing yourself in the rich local traditions, this canyon is a gateway to the untamed beauty of Montenegro’s wilderness. A symbol of nature’s magnificent force and splendour, Tara Canyon is an essential destination for anyone visiting Montenegro. Here, you will find not just excitement and serenity, but also an enriching cultural experience. Enhance your journey by staying at the CUE Podgorica, where comfort meets elegance, providing the perfect base for your Tara Canyon adventure. 

 

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The Ancient City of Duklja: A Portal to Montenegro's Rich History

Welcome to a journey into the heart of Montenegro’s past. For travelers staying at the CUE Podgorica, a visit to the nearby ancient city of Duklja offers a unique opportunity to explore a significant part of the region’s rich historical tapestry. 

Ruins of Duklja near Podgorica

The Ancient Origins of Duklja

Duklja, originally known as Doclea in Roman times, is a site steeped in history, dating back to the 1st century AD. This city, once a bustling center during the Roman Empire and the early Byzantine period, stood at the confluence of important trade routes, contributing to its prosperity and cultural importance. 

The ruins of Duklja tell a story of a city that has seen the rise and fall of empires. Visitors can explore the remnants of Roman streets, public baths, temples, and necropolises, offering a glimpse into the lives of its ancient inhabitants. 

Remains of Doclea, an ancient Roman city

Roman Influence and Architectural Marvels

The Roman influence on Duklja is evident in its architecture and urban planning. The city’s layout, with its streets, public buildings, and homes, reflects the sophisticated Roman approach to city development. Among the most notable architectural remnants are the complex of public baths, showcasing advanced engineering skills in aqueducts and heating systems. 

The ruins also reveal a blend of pagan and early Christian influences, with temples dedicated to Roman gods existing alongside early Christian symbols and structures. 

Archaeological Discoveries and Cultural Insights

Archaeological excavations in Duklja have brought to light numerous artifacts that offer insights into the daily life, religion, and art of the period. These discoveries include beautifully crafted Roman sculptures, detailed mosaics, and early Christian relics, each telling a story of the cultural and religious diversity of the region. 

One of the key attractions for visitors is the necropolis, a testament to the complex funerary practices and beliefs of the ancient inhabitants. The tombs, with their intricate carvings and inscriptions, provide invaluable information about the social structures and personal lives of those who lived in Duklja. 

Duklja Through the Ages: From Roman Town to Medieval Fortress

The evolution of Duklja from a Roman town to a fortified medieval city highlights the turbulent history of Montenegro. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Duklja experienced periods of Byzantine, Slavic, and eventually, Ottoman influences. Each era left its mark on the city, contributing to its rich historical mosaic. 

Visiting Duklja: A Must-Do for Guests at CUE Hotel

For guests at the CUE Podgorica, a visit to Duklja is both convenient and highly recommended. Just a short drive from the hotel, this historical site is an ideal destination for a day trip. Explore the ancient ruins, immerse yourself in the history of Montenegro, and capture the essence of a bygone era. 

After a day of historical exploration, return to the comfort and modern amenities of the CUE Podgorica. The hotel’s prime location, combined with its luxurious offerings, makes it the perfect base for those looking to delve into Montenegro’s rich past and vibrant present. 

The ancient city of Duklja is a journey through time, offering a glimpse into the layers of history that have shaped Montenegro. For travelers staying at the CUE Podgorica, this historical gem is a must-visit, seamlessly blending the exploration of ancient wonders with contemporary comfort and luxury. Check out the CUE Podgorica offers and book an unforgettable stay today! 

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Savoring Tradition: Announcement of the Third RAKIJA Fest at Hotel CUE Podgorica!

An exciting December for all rakija enthusiasts is coming with the third Rakija Fest, set to take place on Saturday, December 9, 2023, in the Grand Room of Hotel CUE Podgorica. 

The unique event organized by Hotel CUE Podgorica promises to captivate visitors from 12 PM to 8 PM. Exhibitors from Montenegro and the region will showcase an impressive array of 120 rakija varieties, some with decades-long traditions. 

This is your opportunity to save the date and join us as we collectively relish products worthy of national acclaim. Tickets for this unforgettable event are available for only 10 euros at The Living Room Lounge & Dining bar. 

Join us at Rakija Fest and explore the richness of flavors and heritage that these traditional beverages carry.  

Hotel CUE Podgorica organizes Rakija Fest with the support of TO Podgorica, Aqua Bianca company and The Capital Plaza center. 

See you in the Grand Room of Hotel CUE Podgorica!  

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Portraits of renowned artists at CUE Podgorica Hotel

The photo exhibition ‘Behind the Face’ by the acclaimed artist Nebojša Babić from Serbia was opened last night at the CUE Podgorica Hotel gallery. Babić presents a wide spectrum of personalities, from actors, artists, musicians to athletes and writers, including Anica Dobra, Voja Brajović, Mirjana Karanović, Sonja Savić, Novak Đoković, Josipa Lisac, Jagoš Marković, Zubin Mehta, Aleksandar Kelić, and many others. 

The exhibition, consisting of 54 photographs, was opened by Dejan Kalezić, founder of the F64 Gallery, the only photo gallery in Montenegro.  

“I wouldn’t speak much about Nebojša’s work because the portraits speak for themselves. What impressed me the most is the individual approach to each portrayed person. Together, we strive to elevate photographic culture to a higher level,” concluded Kalezić. 

Babić’s portraits are special because they reveal the characteristics of each person and depict them in a way that unveils their essence, authenticity, and depth. Each portrait is carefully composed, with a keen focus on light and background. 

“I am happy to have the opportunity to exhibit my photos in Podgorica. Here, I’ve met many wonderful people and colleagues, experiencing the warmth and hospitality. It’s important that these things happen in Montenegro, throughout the region—for us photographers and the art of photography,” emphasized Babić. 

More than half of Babić’s photos that are in CUE Podgorica, this summer were exhibited at the F64 gallery, marking his first solo exhibition in Podgorica. 

We invite all interested people to immerse themselves in Nebojša Babić’s world of portrait art until the end of November at CUE Podgorica Hotel and enjoy the fantastic exhibition, which includes motivational messages and statements from the portrayed personalities.