The house was built in the year 1897 in Pre Romantic Genovese style.
It was called after the columns that have four lions on them.
The edifice, situated on the Nicolae Titulescu Street, was renovated in the seventeen years.
The house functioned as restaurant, for a time period of many years, but now, it is closed for a restoration.
Constanta has an excellent archaeological museum—Roman glass from the 1st to 3rd Century AD, gold jewelry made by the Dacians in the 1st Century BC, frescoes with Centaurs, and the Glycon (a snake with an antelope head—the family protector.) The Museum has been in its current location--the old city hall--since 1977. A statue of Ovid sits in the square in front of the museum—he was exiled to an island nearby in 8 AD.
In the old part of Constanta there are ruins wherever you dig. A very large 3d Century Roman mosaic was discovered in 1962. It was an outdoor pedestrian walkway by the shops. The mosaic is in 6 colors, and in pretty good shape. A multi-level platform gives good views of the mosaics. It is located next to the museum.
Museum hours are daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. in summer)
Mosaic hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Art Nouveau casino was built in the early 1900s as an attraction for the nobility and military officers. It was designed by a French architect and took 7 years to finish construction.
It was used as a shelter and hospital during the war. It was closed by the Communists, and not reopened until 1989.
My friend was very surprised to find a mosque here in Constanta. I told her that the muslim community here are approx 1% of Romanian population... and they are Turks and Tatars who live in Constanta and near places
The walking area next to the Black Sea provides a great view to the Constanta harbor. You will also find the Casino, the Aquarium, the Genovese Light tower, the monument of Mihai Eminescu, the statue of Anghel Saligny, and many other statues and monuments around this area. Well worth the visit.
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
I took my friend from South Africa to Constanta and because she just loves museums, we had to visit every museum we passed. Originally the museum was used as the town hall of Constanta. Later, in 1977 it was turned into museum. You need to spend more time looking around its exhibitions from the area history but it worth.
Ovid, Publius Ovidius Naso, was a Roman poet who lived from 43 BC to AD 17 or 18. In AD 8, he was exiled by Emperor Augustus to Tomis (Constanta), where he lived the rest of his life.
There is a statue of Ovid in front of the Museum of History.
The cathedral was built in 1883-1885 by the designs of the architect Ion Mincu, who respected the characteristics of traditional Romanian architecture. The church has a tower 35 meters high.
The chandeliers and candlesticks (bronze and brass alloy) were designed by Ion Mincu and made in Paris.
the muslims are near to the 1% of Romanian population... and they are Turks and Tatars who live in Constanta and near places
during the begininng of the last centurie, this mosque was made with the aid of money that the muslim minorities (Tatars and Turks) gave to make the mosque
this one look look like a Turkish mosque, but with Romanian influences (in architecture) and modern influences too
This is the walking area on the Black Sea with a great view to the Constanta harbor.Here are the Casino, the Aquarium, the Genovese Light tower, the monument of Mihai Eminescu, the statue of Anghel Saligny, and many other statues and monuments.
I loved that place.It is a wonderful garden with a Dolphinarium, Micropreserve, Planetarium and a building with exotic birds. We watched a show with tulles and they were really amazing.
The taxes are 9 lei for Dolphenarium, 4 lei for Micropreserve, 10 for Planetarium and 3 for the birds. Students tickets – half price.
In the beginning the museum was used as the town hall of Constanta. Later, in 1977 it was turned into museum. You need to spend more time looking around its exhibitions from the area history but it worth.
This is one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. I think it has elements from different times. The casino is just on the coast of the Black Sea, there are some stairs and you can step in the water. It was opened in the beginning of the last century.
2006: Romania truly fulfilled all my expectations. It was just as gloomy as I thought in advance. Old ugly abandoned buildings with broken windows had been left standing at their foundations for decades.
Food was cheap but anemic. Nothing to buy from street markets all thought everything were quite cheap but useless skrims skräms (junk).
Water at the beach resorts Venus, Neptunus etc was not tempting at all. It smelled occasionally and made you wonder what have been released to the sea and from where...
Transportation was cheap and fairly easy to use.
If you like to see and experience something gritty then I recommend Romania/Constanta/Mangalia/the beach resorts.
Something for young men: women looked beautiful and wore very tiny clothes ;D