Constanţa, historically known as Tomis, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania, founded around 600 B.C.. The city is located in the Dobruja region of Romania, on the black sea coast.
Located at the crossroads of several important trade routes, Constanţa is now an important cultural and economic center, worth exploring for its archaeological treasures and atmosphere of the old town center. Rich in historical monuments, ancient ruins, Grand Casino, shops along with the proximity to the beach resorts make it the focal point of tourism on the Black Sea coast. Tourists coming here can also choose from a variety of open-air restaurants and nightclubs.
Regional attractions include traditional villages, vineyards, ancient monuments and the Danube Delta, the best preserved delta in Europe.
Among the local and regional attractions are:
Ovid’s Square in Constanţa, dedicated to the roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso
The Genoese Lighthouse, built in 1860 to honor Genoese merchants
The Grand Casino, featuring art-nouveau architecture and a wonderful view of the sea
The Archaeological site of Histria
The Adamclisi Tropaeum Traiani, built to commemorate the Roman Empire’s victories over the Dacians
Saint Andrew’s Cave, the first Christian church in Romania