Montenegro is a small European county with less than 700.000 inhabitants. The name ‘Montenegro’ means ‘black mountain‘. Where neighbor Croatia is more common for tourists to visit, Montenegro is an authentic pearl for travelers. The coasts are spectacular. In small cities like picturesque Kotor and Herzic Novi, you can wander around the walled ‘old town’ and harbors. Former capital Cetinje is also on the Unesco World Heritage list. Here you find beautiful palaces and a large monastery.

Culture in Montenegro

City of Kotor
The City of Kotor. Photo credits – @justinmartens

Montenegrin culture has been influenced by many different cultures for centuries. You will find for example many Orient and Italian features. Inland, the people have traditional clothing, dance, and habits that differ in every village. This is shown on special occasions like a wedding or holy day.

The local people are laid back and friendly. Not everyone speaks English, but they make you feel welcome in other ways.

Food in Montenegro

These people love their food! A common use is to shop at the market every day, so the served food is ultimately fresh.

Montenegrin food is delicious like all the Balkan food. Try traditional flavored fish (from the sea or lake). That’s a nice change regarding all the available meat dishes. Although, once you tried Ćevapčići (little sausages), it’s hard to order something else. If you eat veggie then there is lots of choice of salads. For example, the famous Shopska salad with cheese.

Many people make their own fruit juice. This comes in many delicious varieties, with and without alcohol.

ResiRest in Montenegro

Together with MontenegroPulse, ResiRest welcomes you! In the hills of Zlijebi, at the coastal area or in the nations capital Podgorica; everywhere Montenegrin families are willing to cook you a delicious meal. A nice way to explore this wonderful country and get to know its people. See you soon!