• Partisan Monument Gorica
A monument in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica, on the Gorica hill, commemorates the partisan struggle during World War II. Between 1941 and 1944, Tito partisans fought against the Italian and German occupying forces.
Image: Podgorica, 2009, Access path to the monument, Alex Popov
Podgorica, 2009, Access path to the monument, Alex Popov
Following the invasion of the Axis powers in the spring of 1941, Yugoslavia was dismembered, and Montenegro was occupied by Italy. Already in the summer of 1941, a resistance movement against the occupying forces formed in all of Yugoslavia. Among the strongest resistance groups were the partisans led by Josip Broz, called Tito. The Wehrmacht and the Italian army fiercely fought against the partisans. During the First Enemy Offensive in autumn 1941, as it was referred to in partisan historiography, the Tito partisans were forced to retreat to Montenegro. They continued to carry out operations from there. Podgorica, the largest city in Montenegro, was the target of severe air raids during the war. Following Italy's surrender in autumn 1943, German troops took the city. In 1944, Podgorica was liberated by partisans.
Image: Podgorica, 2009, Access path to the monument, Alex Popov
Podgorica, 2009, Access path to the monument, Alex Popov
The monument is dedicated to communist partisans.
Image: Podgorica, 2009, Monument on Gorica hill, Alex Popov
Podgorica, 2009, Monument on Gorica hill, Alex Popov
In 1946, Podgorica was renamed Titograd in honour of the partisan commander and leader of the newly proclaimed Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito. After the war, a large monument was erected on Gorica hill in memory of the partisan struggle. 1992, when Yugoslavia was falling apart, the city went back to its previous name, Podgorica.
Image: Podgorica, 2009, Partisan monument, Merv Weaver
Podgorica, 2009, Partisan monument, Merv Weaver

Image: Podgorica, 2009, Detailed view of the monument, Merv Weaver
Podgorica, 2009, Detailed view of the monument, Merv Weaver
Name
Spomenik Partizanu borcu na Gorici
Address
Vaka Đurovića
81000 Podgorica
Open
The monument is accessible at all times.