Tulcea – the city from the Danube Delta gates

Discover the beauty of Romania in Tulcea, the city that leads the path to the breathtaking piece of nature, the Danube Delta. Situated in the southeastern part of the country, it is the second main city in Dobrogea and it is laid out on 7 hills, like the ancient Rome.

Ever since old times, the town has been an important commercial center and a major harbor for the inhabitants. First documents attest its existence in 200 BC, as Aegyssus, and it was founded by the Dacians. Later on, the Romans conquered the area, rebuilding and rethinking all the structures, architecture and plans of the center.

It was also under Ottoman rule, Byzantine, periods of time not that blooming. After reuniting with the rest of Romania, things seem to fall into place, and Tulcea expands and modernizes.

As an industrial modern city, it represents a seaport for passenger ships, as well as for transporting industrial products, especially raw materials. It is located so that it can be accessible both by sea and by the Danube for marine ships, having a great commercial advantage. Surnames “the Gates of the Danube Delta”, a part of the economy developed around tourism, the proofs being the constructions and investments in new hotels, restaurants and museums.

Join this tour travel of the most important tourist attractions worth seeing. The beauty and the diversity of the landscape, the richness and variety of archaeological remains and historic monuments make the county so unique. The Danube river quay is the main attraction for tourists and locals, when in summer season, there are hosted numerous concerts and festivals, and also events that became very popular over the years.

What is special about the city of Tulcea is the Danube Delta Ecotourism Center that houses the biggest aquarium in Romania, as well as a permanent exhibition that presents mainly the characteristic elements of the natural heritage existing in Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. A good introduction to the way of life of the fishermen in the delta and flora and fauna found there, you will be surrounded by sharks, multiple species of local and exotic fish, or corals.

Other attraction point located in Tulcea is The Art Museum, that displays more than 700 wooden and glass icons, picture collections, sculptures, oriental and decoration artistry and gives a glimpse of the old architecture of Ottoman influences. The Museum of Ethnography and Folk Art, construction built in between wars, shows various aspects of the traditional Romanian home, Aromanian and also Slavic. There is also exposed clothing of the minorities that inhabited this part of the country over centuries like: Aromanian, Turkish, Bulgarian, Greek or Tartar.

The tour travel will take you to the Independence Monument in Tulcea, where you can find the ancient ruins of a Roman fortress. The monument pays homage to the brave Romanian soldiers that have fought to free the country from Ottoman rule.

Moreover, some of the town’s other highlights are the St. Nicholas Church, the Azizie Mosque that was built by the Ottoman Empire in Dobrogea and The Synagogue, an imposing building constructed when there were thousands of jews in Tulcea.

Discover Romania traveling in the city of Tulcea, excellent tourist area that represents the entrance gate to Danube Delta.


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Miruna Zaharescu
My passion for traveling must come from the fact that I want to learn more about the world we live in, explore new things and places and discover myself. Through writing, I feel that I get the chance to express myself and that I am allowed to create something of my own making. You let your thoughts and opinions out there for the world to see them and you get to improve your creativity with every article you write.


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