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Constanta

 

Constanta city is capital of the county with the same name and also the largest city from this side of Romania, and the oldest city on the country, the first document dating from 657 BC.
Constanta is also the largest harbour at the Black Sea. Besides the opening which the city has to the Black Sea, Constanta is located also on a lagoon area, with Siutghiol lake in the north and the Tacabarie lake in north-east.
Constanta is practically on an island, the city being bordered to the north and northwest by Alba-Midia Navodari Gate Channel, to the east by the Black Sea and to the south and west by the Danube-Black Sea Channel.
Tourists who visit Constanta can enjoy Constanta the following attractions:
  • Constanta Mosque – situated near the Ovidiu Place, was built in 1910.
  • The Romano- Catholic Church Saint Anthony – built in Romanesque style in 1937, after the plans of the architect Simon Romano, on the place of another Catholic church that dated from 1885.
  • Orthodox Cathedral St. Peter and Paul – is a building made after the plans of the architect Ion Mincu between 1883-1885.
  • The Aquarium– open on May 1, 1958 as the first public Aquarium in Romania, hosts over 2000 fishes.
  • The Old Casino – is a historic building in Constanta, one of the most representative symbols of the city. The Casino was built in 1909 and opened in August 1910.
  • The Constanta Dolphinarium – open on June 1, 1972, the Constanta Dolphinarium is a great attraction for tourists.
  • The Planetarium – for those who are interested in stars and constellations, or for those who want to enrich their knowledge, the Planetarium in Constanta is excellent place to visit.
  • Constanta Romanian Navy Museum – has a heritage which gives it unique national status.
  • The Art Museum – founded in 1961, the Art Museum of Constanta has valuable paintings, sculpture and graphics, of our leading artists (Nicolae Grigorescu, Theodor Aman, Ion Andreescu, Theodor Pallady, Corneliu Baba).
  • Statue of the poet Ovidiu – is the creation of the sculptor Ettore Ferrari. The monument was created in 1887 by the inhabitants of the city. Ovidiu, the great Latin poet, was born in 43 BC, being the contemporary of Virgil and Horatiu.
  • The Archeology Museum – presents the most important values of material and spiritual culture of ancient Tomis and many other discoveries from Dobrogea territory. It also presents excerpts of architectural monuments, Tanagra statuettes discovered at Callatis,  works of art. Many statues represent various gods, including: Tyche (Fortuna), Pontos, Hecate, Dionysus, Hermes, Mithras etc.