The “Faleza Cazinoului” is the south-east coast of the Constanta Peninsula.
It is a great attraction for many visitors that come here to walking, and to admire the wonderful view at the Black Sea and at the Constanta Harbour.
Here, there are the Constanta Casino, the Aquarium, the Genovese Light tower, the monument of Mihai Eminescu, the statue of Anghel Saligny, and many other statues and monuments.
The Orthodox Cathedral and the Roman ruins are also to be views, here.
Scraaaap iron !!!
He treads on the streets and he collects the scrap iron. He has a little wagon ( four wheeled ) and shouts all day long : "Old scrap iron!" I thought this custom is a story of my childhood but it appeared again , poor people make this for some money !
St Peter & St Paul Church
This lovely church is a typical orthodox church – large and beautiful. My friend found it rather unusual that the candles are lit outside the church and then put in a tray with water. She prefers doing in inside the church
What's to see...
Tomis Fortress Wall is situated along Ferdinand Boulevard. First studies have been done by V. Parvan, in 1915-1916, then in 1958-1959. He thought the eastern cliff and western cliff were connected, and described a wide bow to exterior 3 metres thick, that was built in brick; it has been destroyed for many times and rebuilt in the beginning of IVth century, since there was built the so-called Butchers Tower (the butchers in town offered money for this wall part building). Two gates have been cleared up - they can be seen today in Ferdinand Boulevard - and square towers guard them.
The Genovese Lighthouse - located on Casino Cliff and built between 1858-1860 by the same English company that upgraded the Port; it is called in this way for the memory of the merchants who were coming from Genoa and used to have a commercial scaffolding, protected by a pear that was leading to the gulf. The lighthouse worked until 1913 and it was restored in 1948; it is 8 metres high, the light can be seen 9,5 miles faraway.
2 MAI is a favourite holiday spot with artists, writers, painters, sculptors, musicians and other personalities of the Romanian intelligentsia. It is situated south of Mangalia and of the 260 hectares lake bearing the same name. Human presence is dated here from the 4th century BC (a monumental Getic tomb has been discovered on the premises), but the village as appears today has been founded, in 1887, by an important Romanian historical figure: Mihail Kogãlniceanu. Lodgings are supplied by villagers. The absence of modern conveniences is compensated by relaxation and a picturesque vacation. Some of the houses on the seashore have garden gates opening on the wide beach, that spreads on 300 m and is covered by fine sand.
By air: Constanta airport;
By road (as with all the other Romanian Black Sea resorts) from the D.N. 39 (E 87):
*from Mangalia, some 9 km to the south;
*from Vama Veche border check point, some 4 km to the north;
By railways: Mangalia station on the Bucharest-Constanta-Mangalia line.