Spuž lies above the Zeta River, about 10 km upstream of Podgorica.

The earliest and seemingly the only mention of Spuž dates back to the Middle Ages, to 1379. King Tvrtko sojourned «under Spuž in Zeta» in the mid-September of the mentioned year.

The upper fort was built on a conical hill rising from the middle of the valley, above the Zeta River meander. The upper fort was later connected by walls to a suburb, which was fortified in the Turkish times. The upper fort, i.e. citadel, used to control the whole fertile river valley. Of the earliest fortification, only scarce remains can be traced in the central part of the existing citadel, which could almost completely be dated into the later Turkish period.