Today Constanta is the second largest city in Romania, its port is one of the cornerstones of the country's economy and its profile remains linked to the influences that have always exercised the different
Today Constanta is the second largest city in Romania, its port is one of the cornerstones of the country's economy and its profile remains linked to the influences that have always exercised the different peoples passing through the sea. Precisely for this reason in the historic center of the city it is possible to see a "Genoese lantern". History tells us that the origin of Constance is traced back to the ancient city of Tomi, founded in the 7th century AD. by some Greek colonists and subsequently rebuilt and brought to splendor by that Constantine the Great from which it then took its name.
Even then, the main wealth of the city was represented by the outlet to the Black Sea, which favored the commercial interests of the entire Roman Empire. The great poet Ovid spoke of her, who in his work "Tristia" testifies to the suffering due to exile that lasted 9 years and spent right here. Later, after the fall of the Empire, it became a land of barbarian invasions, of a brief Byzantine and later Turkish dominion.
Among the museums of Constanta we point out the Sculpture Museum of Ion Jalea, one of the greatest contemporary Romanian artists, the Art Museum, which collects Romanian works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Museum of the Romanian Navy and the Ethnographic Museum. Finally, in Constanta you can visit the Great Mosque of Mahmudiye, the Aquarium, the Dolphinarium near Lake Tabacariei, and the Casino, in the port of Constanta.
Do not miss the Danube Delta, an area of incomparable beauty.