The city of Constanța is definitely part of the category of cities to visit in all seasons of the year, because there is certainly no possibility of getting bored here, the city has so much to offer. Constanta is the most important city of the Dobrogea region, a region that you must visit as soon as possible. It is one of the most visited cities in Romania, and it has earned its place among the main visited cities in the country for several reasons.
Constanța is the oldest attested city on the territory of Romania today, it is an important port city for Europe and also, the city is proud of its own 6 km beach. In addition to all this, Constanța is a city of stories, thanks to its historical charge, the architecture of the city, the gastronomic diversity and the hospitable people.
When you think of this wonderful city, your mind involuntarily sends you to a sunny city beach with a cold lemonade in hand, or a quiet walk with your family or loved one on the city's waterfront, or to a well-deserved meal where you can discover the wonderful gastronomy of the city. No matter what your reason or desire for relaxation is, we recommend that you put Constanța on your list of places to visit, you certainly won't regret it. And in order to have a stay to your liking, we have prepared below a list of unmissable tourist attractions in the city, to ensure that you will have an unforgettable vacation.
- Constanța tourist attractions
- Casino Constanța
- Tomis tourist port
- The Genoese lighthouse
- Ovidiu Square and the Statue of Ovidiu
- The Great Mosque of Constanta
- Constanța Aquarium
- The Museum of the Romanian Navy
- Roman building with mosaic
- Constanța Dolphinarium
- Aqua Magic Constanta
- Mamaia Gondola
- Accommodation in Constanța - Where we stay in Constanța
Constanța tourist attractions
The Constanța casino is certainly one of the most important tourist attractions in the city and in the country. It is certainly one of the representative symbols of the city. It was built in the Art Nouveau style in 1904 and was completed in 1910. The casino is a work of art, being a testament to the luxury of the past, impressing with its architecture, history and imposing presence on the shores of the Black Sea.
In its glory years, the casino was one of the most visited and preferred places by important personalities of that period, where the most important and opulent games of chance took place, generating important sums for the city. The casino was also used as a theatre, dance hall, cinema, exhibition space and restaurant. At this moment, unfortunately, only the exterior of the casino can be admired, its interior being in the process of renovation. Access to the Constanța Casino is via a beautiful walk on Constanța cliff, where you can enjoy the sea breeze, a wonderful view of the sea, and the seafront is also the place where various artistic activities are organized.
Tomis tourist port
The tourist port of Tomis is located in the center of the historic city, a continuation of the seafront, and is one of the favorite sights of both tourists and locals. The port is located just 5 minutes' walk from the Constanța Casino and is the ideal place where you can relax on one of the many terraces to enjoy the view and the culinary delights on offer. You can also take a relaxing walk around the harbor, you definitely won't regret it. In the harbor you will also find boats that organize sea trips. It is an ideal location in both hot and cold seasons.
The Genoese lighthouse
The Genoese lighthouse is located in the historic center of the city and is a historical monument representative of the city of Constanța. It is located on the seafront, between the Casino and the former Hotel Carol. The Genoese lighthouse, which is 8 meters high, was built in 1858-1860. Although it was not built by the Genoese, it bears this name as a sign of gratitude and respect for the "masters of the sea". The lighthouse operated until 1913, and later became one of the most valuable tourist attractions in Constanța.
Ovidiu Square and the Statue of Ovidiu
Ovidiu Square was the center of Constanța until the beginning of the First World War and is part of the old town. It is one of the most visited and loved tourist attractions in the city because it is a perfect place for a walk, to relax on one of the terraces arranged in the area, and due to the fact that around the square there are some of the most important representative buildings of the city.
One of the most important reasons why the market is so important is the representative statue at its heart, namely, The statue of Ovidiu. The statue of Ovid is the work of the Italian sculptor Ettore Ferrari, the same one who sculpted the statue of Abraham Lincoln in New York and is located in front of the Museum of National History and Archaeology, a building that is the former City Hall. The statue is 2.68 meters tall and is made of stone.
The Great Mosque of Constanta
Marea Moschee din Constanța sau Moscheea Carol este principalul lăcaș de cult musulman din România, și de asemenea unul dintre cele mai frumoase monumente de arhitectură. Marea Moschee din Constanța este o clădire impunătoare, cu un amestec între stilul egiptean și bizantin. A fost construit la inițiativa regelui Carol I, și are o mulțime de obiecte de patrimoniu, unul dintre cele mai importante fiind un covor de la Abdul Hamid, unul dintre cele mai vechi covoare din Europa, și cântărește aproximativ 490 de kilograme. Este situată în Piața Ovidiu pe strada Arhiepiscopiei nr. 5, iar the visiting schedule is următorul:
Perioada de vară: 08-20:00, perioada de iarnă: 09-17:00. Prețul unui bilet pentru adulți este de 4 lei iar pentru elevi, studenți și pensionari prețul este de 2 lei.
The Constanța Aquarium is opposite the Constanța Casino and is one of the main tourist attractions of the city, being generally preferred by families with children, but it is certainly a place worth visiting regardless of age. It is located on the shore and has a lot of fish and invertebrates from different parts of the world. The aquarium was inaugurated on May 1, 1958 and was the first institution of its kind in our country and is structured in three sections: Marine, Dulcicola and Exotic Fish.
Dulcicola section presents different types of fish and invertebrates that live in the marshes and lakes near the Romanian coast and the Danube Delta.
Marine Section of the aquarium is the largest and most diverse section of the aquarium. Includes fish and invertebrates from the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
Exotic fish section since the aquarium is a wonderful place for visitors to enjoy, there are different types of fish swimming in its pools, which come from different parts of the world in warm and tropical climates.
The aquarium can be visited daily between 08:30 and 16:00 and the price of a ticket for adults is 12 lei, for pupils and students 7 lei.
The Museum of the Romanian Navy
The Museum of the Romanian Navy in Constanta is one of the most important museums in Romania. It contains valuable evidence of the evolution of the military and civilian navy of our country. It has sections on navigation in antiquity, the Middle Ages or the Ottoman period. The museum is located on Traian street in a beautiful building that has a long history. The building was built in 1909 and once housed the Superior Naval School. The Museum of the Romanian Navy was inaugurated in 1969, and contains unique, original and spectacular collections. The museum can be visited from Wednesday to Sunday between 09:30 and 16:00, and the entrance fee is 10 lei.
Roman building with mosaic
The Roman building with mosaics is located in Piața Ovidiu no. 12 and is one of the main tourist attractions of the city. It was discovered during construction work in 1959 in the historic center of the city. Archaeological research has shown that the building was built in the 4th century. The museum that houses the building holds a large collection of objects and goods found in the building's old warehouses, with the mosaic of the main hall being the piece de resistance of the museum. The Roman mosaic building can be visited daily between 08:00 and 20:00, the price of a single ticket for adults is 5 lei, and for pupils, students and pensioners 2.5 lei.
The Constanța Dolphinarium is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Constanța and is visited both in summer and in the off-season. It is part of the beautiful and interesting Constanța Museum Complex of Natural Sciences, which is located at the intersection of Mamaia Boulevard with Soveja Street. The dolphinarium was opened on June 1, 1972 and is the only place in Romania where you can see dolphins, sea lions and penguins in action, and a place not to be missed once in this city, being a tourist attraction suitable for all ages.
Programul de vară este luni-duminică 09-20:00
Programul de iarnă este luni-duminică 09:30-17:00
The price of a ticket depends on the season you visit and the packages you choose. Before visiting the dolphinarium, I advise you to check the official website or to arrive half an hour earlier at the location.
Aqua Magic Constanta
Aqua Magic was inaugurated in the year 2003 and is a perfect summer tourist attraction for those who love adventure and fun. Aqua Magic is a water park with many attractions, including a Twister ride, roller coasters, tubes, a jacuzzi, nine pools, a river, seven bars and restaurants, Kamikaze and a children's pool. The amusement park is open in the summer season daily from 10:00 to 18:00 and the price of a ticket for adults is 70 lei, and for children 35 lei.
The Mamaia Gondola was inaugurated in 2004 and has become a symbol of the Mamaia resort. This new facility allows tourists to enjoy the beautiful sensations of a trip above the resort. A gondola ride takes 8 minutes and runs for about 2 kilometers between the Hotel Perla and the Casino. During the ride, the red and yellow cabins float up to a height of 50 meters, passing over the resort's tallest hotels. Hours of operation are daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., except Tuesdays when hours of operation begin at 2:00 p.m. The price of a trip is 25 lei, and children under the age of 7 benefit free of charge.
Accommodation in Constanța - Where we stay in Constanța
- Belle Epoque Boutique Villa (Adults Only) it is located in a historic building in the old center of Constanța and offers baroque-style rooms with individual decoration. The roof terrace offers panoramic views of the harbour. All rooms at Belle Epoque Boutique Villa (Adult Only) have a vintage feel, with luxurious hand-crafted wooden furniture, designer wallpaper, painted ceiling, chandelier and luxurious carpet. A night's accommodation here for two people in a queen room costs 700 ron with breakfast included. The price may fluctuate depending on the time of year and the facilities chosen.
- Studio'24 is a property with a garden and a terrace, located in Constanța, 700 meters from Zoom Beach. Popular points of interest near the apartment include Tomis Marina and Yacht Club, Museum of National History and Archeology and Constanța Casino. One night's accommodation in a 30 m² studio for two people is 400 lei. The price may fluctuate depending on the time of year and the facilities chosen.
- Turquoise by the sea is located in Constanța, a few steps from Reyna beach. This apartment is located in a building dating from 2021, 5.4 km from Ovidiu Square. The price of one night's accommodation in the 80 m² apartment that can accommodate up to 5 people is 320. The price may fluctuate depending on the time of year and the facilities chosen.
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