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    History and Archaeology Museum of Constanta

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Nov 6, 2007

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    The edifice of the museum was built in the time period from 1911 to 1921, after the plans of the architect Vasile Stefanescu.
    First, it was here the town hall of Constanta.
    The museum is into these buildings since 1977.
    In the 20 rooms, the museum has a wealth of numerous exhibits of all historical eras.
    In the museum, there are a lot of archaeological documents, which demonstrate the long existence of this ancient city.
    In the open air, in front of museum, there are many exhibits and segments of old town ruins.

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    Romanian Navy Museum

    by timada Updated Sep 22, 2008

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    I am not so fond of history but I love navy and military museums . Navy Museum in Constanta is close to my home , central situation , and I go often there specially now when I meet Mr. Ursu an expert in history and a marvelous guide !
    Four sections are presented here : ancient , medieval , modern and contemporary eras in 22 rooms . The museum is not very big but it 's made with love for our history .
    It holds thousands of replicas of various types of ships proper to the Romanian military and commercial navy since its beginnings till today, alongside navigation instruments, documents, books and photos, white and fire arms, anchors, propellers, lighthouse lenses, flags and colors, pictures, various exhibits of a high scientific and documentary value.

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    The Volks Art Museum (Muzeul de Arta Populara)

    by Fam.Rauca Written Nov 6, 2007

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    This museum exists into an edifice that was built in year 1896.
    As museum, it was opened in the year 1975 and there, one can admire numerous exhibits.
    The museum has a capital of folk’s creations, from the whole country.
    There, one can see:
    Ceramics
    National official costume elements
    Hand-made carpets
    …and many other exhibits.

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    The National History and Archaeological Museum

    by timada Updated Nov 5, 2008

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    The Archaeological and National History Museum in Constanţa, was opened for the public on the 25th of December 1977 ( in this building ) , to celebrate the anniversary of the Centenary of Romania's Independence.
    The museum is held in a building which is telling for the Romanian school of architecture. The National History and Archaeological Museum is not only a regional museum which illustrates the historical evolution of the province situated between the Danube and the Black Sea, but also a national one, which epitomizes the history of the Romanian people.

    3rd photo : "Glykon - The Fantastic Snake"

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    History and Archaeology Museum

    by ciuchi Written Nov 19, 2004

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    After my first visit there in the 5th grade I became fascinated by this museum and it made me want to become an archaeologist....but life chose another path for me. There you can find artefacts and objects found from the earliest ages of life on this land till present, skelets, vases, costumes, jewelleries, weapons...you name it. I sometimes wish I could go there more often..what stoppes me? I don't know...

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    Abandoned Casino

    by timada Updated Nov 12, 2008

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    One year ago we were very happy that our Casino will be renovated .Nothing happened since than ... just a bit and everything will fall down together with walking area near the sea . I hope that someday , someone will begin to save somehow this wonderful building !
    Some breathtaking photos to look at our abandoned Casino a real symbol for Constantza .

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    The Casino of Constanta

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Mar 6, 2008

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    This building, places exactly on the shore of the Black Sea, is an important sight of the city.
    The plans for the construction were conceived by the architect Petre Antonescu already in the year 1904.
    But the building was finished after the new plans of the architect, Daniel Rénard that creates a new style of construction.
    The building was realized into French Baroque, with Rococo elements.
    The casino was opens, officially at the 18. August 1910.

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    Romanian Navy Museum ... courtyard

    by timada Updated Sep 22, 2008

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    In the courtyard of the Navy Museum is a big collection of naval mines , 35 naval and AA guns , many of the batteries being veterans of WW2 , three full - sized warships ( still holds the original fighting devices on board ) .
    In the middle of the courtyard there is an impressive bronze propeller from "Oltenita " , many other engines and some canons .

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    The oldest Greek settling in Romania

    by ciuchi Written Dec 10, 2004

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    Histria Fortress is located at 63 km away from Constanta and is the oldest attested Greek settling on the territory of Romania. It was founded in the 7th Century B.C bt the Greeks coming from Milet, Asia Minor. Here we can admire Aphrodite's Temple, Zeus's Temple, Roman baths, forums and other remais of the great civilizations developed on Pontus Euxin's (Black Sea, the way it was called in ancient times) shores.
    The museum located there is also very interesting and I hope it's still in a good shape.

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    History for kids ( Navy Museum )

    by timada Updated Sep 22, 2008

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    Everybody knows that our children don't like to read and learn ! I understand them because I stay very much time on computer just like them ... but when you show them the "reality" they can learn better and even enjoy that .
    So there is a place in this museum that I love a lot : a special designed , versatile ship named " panzar moldovenesc " able both to fight and to trade goods from Istanbul , and even farther , in the Egeea and Mediteranean Sea , to Crete . The Moldavian people , under Stephan the Great , controlling for a long time the western seashore of the Black Sea , with the strategic fortress Chilia and Cetatea Alba , has involved in maritime trades .
    In that room you can see also a lot of navy knot and the small scale copy of Cetatea Alba fortress .

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    Go to a market

    by timada Updated Sep 21, 2008

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    There are many markets in Constantza and you can find them very easily . Specially in autumn they are full of cheap fruits and vegetables . So if you come here in this season you must visit at least one market . Most products are from the local producers and their taste is so good ( specially the grapes and the watermelons )...A 6 kg watermelon costs only 2 eur and the grapes are between 0.30 and 1.15 eur (September 2008 ) . These markets are open everyday !

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    Dried sheep tallow ... smell (Navy Museum)

    by timada Updated Sep 25, 2008

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    Besides all the navy things there are a lot of amphorae from the people who lived here .One of those still keeping its authentic load : dried sheep tallow .Years ago was a very hard smell in the room where this amphorae was shown :-))....until they decided to put it in a glass box !

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    The new lighthouse

    by Fam.Rauca Written Aug 26, 2007

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    It was built in the year 1958 and began to utility in the year 1960.
    The construction has a height of 58 meters.
    Its blinkers are visible from a distance of 24 nautical miles.
    It is placed in front of the gate of the Constanta harbour.

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    Tabacariei Park

    by timada Written Nov 5, 2008

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    Tabacariei Park , the largest park in the city , is situated in the northern part of Constantza and south part of Mamaia resort . There are here an artificial lake ( with the same name as the park ) , Gravity Park , a very small zoo , a planetarium and a dolphinarium . Great place to walk and relax ( maybe fishing a little ! )....

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    The Genovese Lighthouse

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Mar 6, 2008

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    The Genovese Lighthouse (Farul Genovez), built in the 18th century by the English Company Danube & Black Sea Railway & Co, is placed on the Coast of the Sea, near the Casino of Constanta.
    It got its name, as remember to the Genovese merchandise dealers that made their works on the Black Sea Coast, between the 18th and 19th century.
    The hexagonal tower is 8 metres high and its light is visible from a distance of nine and half marine miles.
    The lighthouse was in the function until 1913.
    The building was restored several times in the time period 1858-1860. The last renovation was in the year 1948.

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