In the very center of Podgorica, next to the stadium of Budućnost, located under Gorica, there is the church of St. George (Sveti Djordje), the oldest active Christian chapel in the territory of Montenegro. This church is one of the oldest buildings in Podgorica, and for decades it was the only church that was built. It is about nine hundred years old.
Beneath the walls of the church, there are several mass graves of the victims of Podgorica in the Anglo-American bombing of Podgorica in 1944. Unfortunately, after the Second World War, the entire area was devastated, both by constructing buildings and by constructing roads. Church of St. George was erected and built several times, as evidenced by several historical sources.
The church is very old, and worship has been held everyday still. It hides very valuable medieval frescoes in it. The church is a testimony to the ancient durability of Christianity in this area and of the Orthodox faith in this region. For decades, it had been one of the only religious facilities.
I like this place especially during springtime, since it’s surrounded with many plants and flowers, and there’s a lot of birds flying around. I have a feeling like I’m in a forest, not 5 minutes from the city center!