Overlooking the Black Sea, Constanta is a historic port city dating back more than 2,000 years, where late-night beach clubs and bars meet picturesque ocean promenades and amusement parks. Constanta also boasts a wealth of engaging museums, alluring Black Sea beaches and nearby lakes.
Things to do in Constanţa
If you’re visiting Constanta with your family, take the kids to Aqua Magic, a popular water park with twisting slides, aquatic play areas and restaurants. They’ll also enjoy the enthralling dolphin shows and exotic bird enclosures at The Museum of Natural Sciences Constanta, which sits next to an adjoining aquarium housing sea lions.
Discover more about the region’s fascinating history at the Museum of National History and Archeology, where you can marvel at ancient archaeological finds during an informative guided tour. Walk to the nearby Ion Jalea Sculpture Museum to admire sculptures by renowned Romanian artist, Ion Jalea.
Need a beach break? Enjoy the calm waters and soft sand at Modern Beach, which is located near a zip-lining amusement park and the atmospheric Irish Pub. Alternatively, head to Plaja Eforie Nord or Relax Beach Mamaia for swimming and sunbathing. Relax Beach Mamaia also has numerous waterfront bars and restaurants, including Fratelli Beach&Club and Crazy Beach.
The city’s historic port area is filled with eye-catching monuments and buildings, including the circa-1913 Carol I Mosque, which showcases Neo-Egyptian and Neo-Byzantine architecture. Don’t forget to see the iconic Genoese Lighthouse, which was rebuilt in the 19th century and overlooks the Black Sea.
Getting around Constanţa
Constanta is about 30 minutes’ drive from Mihail Kogălniceanu International Airport and is also easily reached via daily trains from Bucharest, ships from Varna and Odessa and buses from various cities. While some parts are best explored on foot or bicycle, you can use buses and taxis for covering longer distances.