If you ask any local what is the first thing on their mind when they think about Constanta, it surely is the Black Sea and the beach side of this region. But it’s not all about laying on the beach or getting in the water, the city of Constanta has a lot more than that, and we are about to find out what in this article!
1. Enjoy the Black Sea's Beach of Romania
If every Romanian has the Black Sea on their mind when they think about Constanta, well maybe that’s because it’s worth visiting. After all, it is certainly a highlight during a visit in Constanta. So if you come here, make sure to take your swimsuit and everything you need for some time on the beach. There are many places you can stop, and the Mamaia Resort is not the only popular beach you can visit. You might as well try Eforie Sud, Costinești and even Vama Veche, the most popular one for students.
2. Take a picture at the Constanta Casino
The Constanta Casino is one of the major attractions that you should visit when traveling along the Black Sea coast. It was the favorite place of royal families, so you have to take pictures outside of its gorgeous design. It was reconstructed several times until it finally closed as it was too expensive to maintain. Interestingly, its twin structure was established in Monte Carlo. Today, the Constanta Casino is left in ruins. But still, the building will surely impress you.
Address: On the parallel street of Regina Elisabeta Boulevard
3. Visit the Tomis Harbor
The good thing when visiting the Tomis Harbor is that it is easily accessed from every street in Constanta. It is more than just a usual harbor, and it is a place where you can go for a walk no matter the season. It offers a broad range of everyday activities from shopping, fishing, and sailing to having lunch in fancy restaurants and drinking in bars. It is well known for its waterfront terraces where you can marvel at the colorful sunset. The Tomis Harbor’s hospitability lies in welcoming families, students and people of different age.
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4. Visit the Museum of National History and Archeology
What needs to be highlighted among the most popular Romanian sites is the Museum of National History and Archeology. The place itself consists of three galleries and lots of permanent exhibitions. Also, the museum is very often hosting temporary and foreign exhibitions. All of these give new insight into the Romanian culture. It has many professional guides ready to answer all of your questions. Even if you are not very keen on history and archeology, this place will not leave you disappointed.
Museum of National History and Archeology
Address: Piața Ovidiu nr. 12, Constanta, Romania 900745
Website: Museum of National History and Archeology (in Romanian)
5. The Mosque of Constanta - Minaret
Romania has a vast majority of 89% of its population that are Christians, and even if Romania is known for its beautiful painted and fortified churches, there are some places where we can find more diverse religious activity. The city of Constanta is in Dobrogea, a region that wasn’t always in the territory of Romania and it hosts lots of minorities and has a diversified population.
As a result, we have the opportunity to visit mosques and learn more about the Muslim culture from the country. This mosque was build in 1910, as King Carol I wanted to bring a homage to the Muslim people of this region.
The Mosque of Constanta
Address: Strada Crângului 1, Constanța, Romania
6. Visit the Tropaeum Traiani Monument
The coastal area of the Black Sea is fantastic because there is always more to discover. The Tropaeum Traiani Monument is a Roman triumphal structure not far from Constanta, located in Adamclisi. Its landscape is astonishing for any tourist due to the refreshing yellow rape fields. The monument was built as a symbol of the Roman Empire’s victories, however, it has been restored after the wars led by the emperor Trian. Hundreds of tourists are attracted to this original and victorious area.
Tropaeum Traiani Monument
Address: DC53, Adamclisi 907010
7. Visit the Romanian Navy Museum
If you are fond of historical naval forces, or you are just curious about the strength of the Romanian Navy, this is the right place for you. The building itself is considered a historical monument where you can observe original objects used in wars such as boats, ships, vessels, anchors, and weapons. An excellent team of guides can introduce you to the national naval equipment set in one hundred and twenty-eight rooms. When looking for a pleasing getaway, here you can get both entertained and informed.
Romanian Navy Museum
Address: Strada Traian 53, Constanța 900725
8. Take some time to visit the Folk Art Museum
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This museum specializes in preserving and displaying traditional clothes, costumes, furniture and national artistic photographs. This is the center of the Romanian rural life from all parts of the country. You can learn a lot about the people’s lifestyle, routines, and skills. Detailed and well-preserved objects describe the nation’s past, from its early beginnings. An advantage of this place is that in certain rooms you are allowed to take photos. Spend some time exploring the roots of Constanta that are hidden in this museum.
Romanian Folk Art Museum
Address: Aristide Karatzali, Constanța 900178
Website: Folk Art Museum
9. Learn more about the Geto-Dacian history at the Capidava Fortress
On the right shore of the Danube River, the walls of the Capidava Fortress will greet you before getting to the fortress. The locals are more than willing to tell you about the Dacian and Roman settlements which influenced the history of the fort. They organize plays of medieval times with actors dressed in national costumes. These games usually take place in spring because of the favorable weather. This part of the Black Sea has the power to make you forget about your mobile phone and enjoy yourself for some time.
10. Play with the dolphins at the Constanta Delphinarium
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When you find yourself on the beaches of the Black Sea, you cannot miss the chance to visit the Constanta Dolphinarium. In the shows, it presents all three species of dolphins which live in the sea. Usually, three dolphins with different personalities take part in one show. The audience is welcome to participate in the games, and it is fascinating how well these playful animals react to them. Apart from dolphins, this museum takes care of sea lions, seals and exotic birds. Here, you can do something extraordinary, have fun with a Bottlenose dolphin or chat with one of the tropical parrots.
Address: Bulevardul Mamaia 255, Constanța 900001
Website: Constanta Delphinarium
Constanta - a place to relax and learn more about the most diverse region of Romania
So besides the relaxing time you will have on the beaches of the Constanta County, you will also have the opportunity to experience the diverse culture of this region of Romania, that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
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