Do you want to discover new destinations after the lockdown? Constanta is one of Romania’s main cities and a modern resort on the Black Sea coast. But it’s not all about laying on the beach or getting in the water. For this reason, we will show you the best 7 things to do in Constanta.
CONSTANTA - PIECES OF HISTORY
Besides magnificent beaches, mild climate, and healing mud, Constanta is rich in historical sites and offers its guests loads of entertainment opportunities.
If you fancy attending religious sites, we will definitely recommend visiting the Orthodox Christian Cathedral, the Mosque, and the Catholic Kostel. All these sacred places were built on the edge of the 18th and 19th centuries. The oldest archaeological sites of Constanta are the ruins of the Roman facilities. You will also see here the remains of the Byzantine Basilica and protective facilities built in the 5-6th century. A landmark of the city is the Great Mosque of Mahmud built-in 1910 by order of the king and is considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the country.
The perfect place that weaves family vacation and culture will be the Museum of National History and Archeology. Built-in 1879 and the second largest in the country, this museum has a unique collection of historical artifacts, including ancient statues, ornaments, household items, and mammoth tusks dating back to Paleolithic.
CASINO – THE PEARL OF CONSTANTA
A few more words should be said about the Faleza Casino. Its magnificent Art Nouveau establishment standing on the seashore, resembling a beacon for the connoisseurs of beauty, is also a permanent symbol of our city. Once here theatrical performances and pretentious balls were organized for travelers. Due to this fact, the city became known as a major tourist destination. Being the main architectural sight of the city is the Casino, it is of interest not only to gamblers but also to architecture enthusiasts.
MURFATLAR VINEYARD - ONE OF THE OLDEST WINERIES IN THE REGION
Fans of walks in picturesque places will be interested to visit the Murfatlar Vineyard. Here is one of the oldest wineries in the region, where tourists spend hours wandering. A few years ago, a museum was opened on the land of this factory. The exposition features ancient Greek and Roman amphoras, and interesting old presses used hundreds of years ago for wine production.
CMSN* – THE PLACE WHERE ANIMALS LOVE PEOPLE
*Natural Sciences Museum Complex
Do not miss your chance to explore Microreserve*, a mini-zoo where visitors can see black swans, wolves, ducks, foxes, llamas. It is noteworthy that conditions created here are as close as possible to the comfortable natural habitats in which the wild animals live. You will find even horses, zebras, mountain sheep, and deer. All the inhabitants of the zoo are very friendly, so visitors can pet and feed them. There is a pond inside, home to many beautiful swans.
The journey continues nearby within its own Dolphinarium, which will make a nice family trip memory. Every day, there are interesting performances with the participation of trained dolphins.
A QUICK RIDE WITH TELEGONDOLA*
When you desire an unusual entertainment, you should definitely take a ride with Telegondola* in Mamaia. Make sure you’ll remember the chic view of the city and its iconic sights by bringing a camera. Many tourists ride it specifically for this, while others just to take a break from the city’s rush.
*Telegondola is a tiny cable car which sky-lifts 6 persons at a time
CONSTANTA'S TRADITIONAL CUISINE
Constanta's traditional cuisine is mainly based on seafood and vegetables. For hundreds of years, dozens of types of fish, mollusks, and crustaceans have been caught in the port city. Here they prepare delicious fish soups, grilled seafood, and many other interesting dishes. The regional menu is not deprived of meat dishes as well. Local restaurants have a wide range of culinary ideas, so you won’t have to struggle to choose between roast lamb, pork, or chicken strips – just get them all ☺
SHOPPING AND SOUVENIRS
Several big shopping centers operate in Constanta, and Vivo and City Park Mall are the largest and busiest of them. These malls are among the largest in the country, hosting stores of both popular Romanian and well-known European brands. In addition to clothing boutiques, where anyone can find chic crockery and jewelry stores, cosmetics, or perfume shops. After the exhausting shopping spree, visitors can get some rest in one of the many cozy restaurants or cafes. If you are more of a movie lover, don’t worry, our centers got you covered, running classic, 3D, or even 4DX movies.
Bonus: For those who love outdoor activities, on the top floor in City Park Mall you can get a CT bike card, which will allow you to use the free bikes found around the city.
City CT Bike - (en option) http://www.blackseabike.ro/harta-statii-biciclete
(option of en translation) https://www.muzeuetnocta.ro/despre-muzeu/