Discover the Black Sea together!

Discover the Black Sea together!

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Constanta Highlights

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Duration: 4.5 hours

Walking: medium

 

Constanta, the Romanian main gate to the Black Sea, was founded by the Greeks in the VII century B.C. under the name of Tomis. Between 62-61 BC the Romans conquerred Tomis and it received the name of Constantiana or Constantia. The second largest city in Romania, Constan?a is now an important cultural and economic center, worth exploring for its archaeological treasures and the atmosphere of the old town center. The first visit of the day will be to the Archaeological Museum, which covers a treasury of 24 sculptural pieces of exceptional artistic and historical value: the marble white bust of Issis, the Glykon Serpent, statuary group Fortuna and Pontos and the twinned Nemesis, the Thracian Cavalryman and others.

The Roman Ediphicium with Mosaic has 700 sqm of mosaic floor dated IV centuries AD. Etnographical Museum houses the display of traditional Romanian costumes from all over the country. After the visit to the museum proceed to the Constanta Metropolithan Orthodox Cathedral. The interior murals display a neo-Byzantine style combined with Romanian elements best observed in the iconostasis and pews, chandeliers and candlesticks (bronze and brass alloy), all designed by Ion Mincu and completed in Paris. After the visit to the Cathedral return back to the Constanta port.

 

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