About Constanţa »
Constanţa, the biggest city of the south-east regions, is situated on the Black Sea’s coast, in the historical region Dobrogea. Here we can find the biggest harbour of Romania and the fourth of Europe, within which works the shipyard, one of the biggest after the builded and repaired ships. In Constanta can be found different examples of architectural styles.
Many of the decorated buildings, from the period 1878-1930, fall or were demolished, but the Casino, the only example of Romanian art nouveau architecture was renovated and is considered a symbol of the city. Another important Constanţa quality is represented by its develoment regarding transportation. It is the only city in Romania that has all the modern ways of transportation, road, rail, sea and air way.
History of Constanţa »
History of Constanţa
Together with Tulcea county, Constanţa belongs to Dobrogea province located on the western shore of Pontus Euxinus (Βlack Sea). Places of this county have its roots back in the times of Ancient Greece. Constanţa was built upon the old ruins of the Tomis city. The city was founded by the greek colonists that arrived on these places from far Milet in VI century B.C.
The administrative residence of the county is Constanţa, that can offer to you a wide range of tourism services, in elegant hotels, restaurants with a varied menu, bars, clubs, cinemas, theaters, fun and leisure parks. Romanian seaside has many options, you could choos from Mamaia, Eforie Nord, Eforie Sud, Techirghiol, Costineşti, Olimp, Neptun, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Mangalia.
We can talk about a real development only after Romania’s victory in The Independence War (1878) when the province became mother-country. After the Independence War, it begins the modernisation of the old seaport, ranked today in the first five in the world.
Under the communist system, Constanţa maintained its status as most important romanian harbour, with the right development and giving to it the right importance. In the meanwhile, it has developed also the actual city between 1960 and 1970, because of the fast sovietic industrialization. It has incresead the shipyard, it has developed the commercial fleet and had been built lots of factories. Also, it has been noted the Contanţa’s potential as a touristic centre and had began the needed infrastructure in the actual city and in Mamaia. In present, Constanţa is the main leisure place of toursits from all around the world, thanks to its museums, old centres, buildings and, of course, its seaside resorts.
Constanţa City Breaks »
Constanţa City Breaks »
Constanta is more than just the entry point to the Black Sea coast. It is a place with a long and interesting past, attested by its many Roman vestiges, historic buildings, facades and mosques that color the Old City Centre. In Constanţa you can relax in different ways, being the ideal place for spending your vacation. You can choose a hotel at a reasonable price, with satisfactory options, than you can go to any of the nearby beaches or at one of the numerous restaurants, clubs or terraces.
Top places to eat in Constanţa »
Top places to eat in Constanţa
Polo Marco Polo will offer you excellent serving, right prices and a big variety of meals. You can coohe the terrace, a real fully green garden, for its privacy tone. The restaurant wants to be a premium one in Constanta, point in which succeeds, everything is at its brightest.
Restaurant On Plonge
The building has a wave shape and is located just on Tomis harbour. For the sea specialities and for the floor view, it’s a must to be here. The furniture is comfortable, there is very natural light inside, being built from glass. You can try a cream shark soup, mussels one, surimi baskets with white sauce or the fatback with tomatoes, almonds and garlic.
Here you will meet a special atmosphere, especially in the chilly nights, at the terrace. The food is excellent, and their pizza is the best from town. Because of this, in full season, the place becames fully crowded and it is most likely that you won’t find a free place. That’s why we recommend you to book a table before you really arrive there.
This restaurant offers you a rich lebanon specific menu, carefully prepared by authentic chefs after original recipes. You will have at your disposal a wide menu and an unforgetable atmosphere beside the dancers of „Fantasio Theatre”.
Top tourist attractions in Constanţa »
Top tourist attractions in Constanţa
The Museum of National History and Archeology
If you are keen in history, this museum must be one of your first places to visit. You will remain impressed by the pieces from paleolithic and neolithic period, pieces extremely rare. We mention only few of them: the 24 statues Tanagra style, bosom of Isis goddess, the two statues of Hecate goddess, Fortuna with Pontus „protectors of the old Tomis”, Glycon Snake or The Thinker and his wife. The Museum has 24 rooms and includes sections as the research one, archeology, modern history. Through the main exhibitions we remind you the numismatics one, the icons, the silver ornaments one of pipe pieces.
Museum of Romanian Navy
Rearranged in 1969, in the ex place of the Navy School, the Museum of Romanian Navy has a heritage that gives it an unique status. The value of the exposition in its overall is raised by the smartness with which the navy methods were been built for centuries. From the permanent exposition, there are very suggestive the tri-dimensional objects, such as the layouts of some representative and original ships and the original parts used: anchors, amphors, weapons, navigation equipments or installations of signaling and transmission.
It is unique through its large and flat beaches (aprox. 8 km by 250 m) along Black Sea, with an extremely smooth sand that allow you to do heliotherapy and wave therapy. Characteristical of this resort is the fact that the majority of the 50 hotels, villas and camps are just near it. A very popular place is „Village City” with its all 31 restaurants, decorated in rustic style, accordingly to the region and the kitchen the covers it.
Capital of youth summer holidays, the resort has a capacity of over 60.000 seats distributed in hotels, villas, bungalows and camping. Green spaces around these units, orient beach, where you can admire the sunrise, sand, golden and hot, the shore making the transition smooth through the sea, we recommend it all to tourists of all ages.
Neptune and Olymp are the finest resorts of the Romanian seaside, situated at an altitude of 5-20 m on the sand of the sea and the forest of birch Comorova. Oasis of calm and freshness, genuine sea gardens at sea shore, the two twins are some of the most attractive holiday destinations for any tourist.