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General descriptionTulcea, capital of Tulcea County – the Gate to the Danube Delta

The city port on the Danube has a privileged status of “gate to the Delta”. From here, the tourist pontoons begin and end unforgettable journeys to the fabulous world of birds and fish, of sand banks, of sand dunes, of islets full of grass and of mysterious canals – this “biological laboratory” which is the Danube Delta. Most of the ships and cruises routes in the Danube Delta start from here and end at Sulina, the “city at the end of the world”, situated in the Northern limit of the delta. Due to the isolated location where it lies, the settlement was, centuries ago, the hiding place for the pirates from the Black Sea. Sulina is the point where Romania ends in a quiet beach open to the horizon.

As most of the cities from Dobrogea, Tulcea lies on the place of a former Greek city called Aegesyus mentioned for the first time in written records from the 3rd century B. C. by the poet Ovidius. The ancient settlement at the gates of the Delta has a troubled history: conquered by the Romans at the dawn of the first Christian millennium, it was later under Byzantine domination, then united with the Romanian Country. Later, it began a long period of Ottoman rule. All these influenced the culture and the civilization of the region being, even today, a multicultural city housing a total of 14 ethnic groups.

Tourist attractions:
The Danube Delta Museum, the Monument’s Hill, Azzazie Mosque, Sf. Gheorghe Church.
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