Constanţa (ancient Greek colony Tomis) is the capital of Dobrogea region and Romania’s most important sea port. The city on the Black Sea coast reveals an attractive combination of Greco-Roman remains, Turkish mosques, Art Nouveau monuments and interesting museums. Constanţa is also an important starting point for going to the Romanian seaside resorts.
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Talk a walk on the romantic promenade which runs along the waterfront. Here you can find the impressive Art – Nouveau Casino (built in 1909), considered to be the pearl of Constanta’s architecture, which functions as a restaurant and a bar.
At the entrance to the waterfront you can visit the Aquarium in Constanţa, which hosts a rich aquatic fauna consisting of exotic and native fish, species from the Black Sea coast, as well as migratory species from the Mediterranean Sea.
At the other end stands the Genoese Lighthouse (Farul Genovez), built in 1860 in memory of the Genoese merchants whose ships had crossed the waters of the Black Sea in the 12th – 14th centuries.
Visit the park around Lake Tăbăcăriei (Lacul Tăbăcăriei), located between Constanţa and Mamaia, in order not to miss a series of touristic attractions. The Dolphinarium, Planetarium and a collection of exotic birds are located in the south-eastern corner of the park, while on the other bank of Lake Tăbăcăriei you can have fun in Satul de Vacanţă or the entertaining Luna Park.
An interesting event that you can attend is Navy Day (Ziua Marinei), celebrated annually on August 15th. The organized manifestations consist of demonstrative exercises, sailors' games, boat contests and fireworks.