Relax on Romania’s Black Sea coast and explore the city of Constanta with MSC Cruises
Romania counts as one of the most diversely beautiful countries in Europe and the thriving city of Constanta – pronounced Constantza – not only counts the country’s largest seaport, but also as one of its loveliest seaside resorts. As the portal to Romania’s Dobruja region, the city offers a multitude of sights to see, things to do and destinations to explore, such as the glorious Danube Delta near Tulcea to the north.
Situated towards the southern end of the Black Sea coast, Constanta was originally founded by the Greeks around 2,600 years ago and, according to Greek mythology, is even said to have been the very port that welcomed Jason, the Argonauts and the much-prized Golden Fleece on their return.
Today, the city’s rich heritage is evident at every turn, with ancient remains such as the Roman Mosaics characterising the town’s old quarter just as much as historical monuments, Orthodox churches, mosques and a slew of beautiful 19th century buildings. Check out Ovidius’ Square with its statue in honour of the Roman poet in the city centre or stroll down to the waterfront and pass by the 26-foot Genoese Lighthouse, built in 1869, and the elegant Grand Casino, a large Art Nouveau-style building overlooking the sea.
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For more tips on what to do off the ship, have a look at our Shore Excursions section.
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