A couple of years ago, we visited the Romanian port city of Constanța which is located on the shores of the Black Sea. This city is about 220 km away from the capital city Bucharest. On our short trip, we visited the the Old Town where the majority of the touristic attractions are located.
The Casino in Constanța
The Casino is one the most important touristic attraction in the city of Constanța. You will find this building on the Constanța seafront, close to the port. The photos below were actually captured before the restauration of the Casino. As you can see, back then the entire building was neglected by the local authorities and it started slowly to deteriorate. I’m really curious how it will look after the restauration process will be finished.
The Genovese lighthouse
Not far from the Casino, you will find the old Genovese lighthouse which was used until 1913. Today it only serves as a landmark along with other old buildings in the area. As an interesting fact, this lighthouse was visited by Price Carol I in 1879.
Near the port of Tomis
Continuing our walk on the seafront, we reached a large white building which today is actually the Fleet Command. Not very far from this place, you will find the port of Tomis.
The port of Constanța
The port of Constanța is Romania’s largest port on the Black Sea. It’s actually a maritime and a river port as well because its connected to the Danube via the Danube-Black Sea canal. This way some of the cargo can be transported on the Danube to some European countries which doesn’t have maritime access.