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Northern Dobruja

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Dobruja (Dobrogea) is a region in south-eastern Romania, between the Danube and the Black Sea. It consists of the counties of Constanta and Tulcea.


Map of Northern Dobruja

Other destinations[edit]

  • Adamclisi - home to one of Romania's largest and most impressive antique monuments, the Tropaeum Traiani,[dead link] built around 109 AD on the orders of the Roman emperor Trajan to commemorate his wars against the Dacians.
  • Danube Delta‎
  • Istria - the relatively well preserved ruins of the Greek colony of Histria, [dead link] the first urban settlement in today's Romania (founded around 650 BC), are near this village.
  • 1 Măcin Mountains National Park - the oldest mountain range in Romania, the highest peak is 467 m, and it is a staging post for migratory birds.


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The largest airport in the region is the Mihail Kogălniceanu International Airport (CND IATA), 25 km north-west of Constanta. There are regular flights to London and Istanbul and in summer also to Paris, Milan, Brussels, Tallinn, Cluj-Napoca, Oradea, Timișoara and Satu Mare as well as charter flights to other destinations.

There is also another airport near Tulcea with no regular flights scheduled.

By train[edit]

There are 7 - 8 daily trains from Bucharest to Constanta (some of them leave from Bucharest's Obor train station, not from Gara de Nord). In summer there are direct trains to Constanta from most regions in Romania (from cities like Cluj, Oradea, Brasov, Timisoara, Iasi, etc).

The only direct train from Bucharest to Tulcea leaves from Bucharest Obor train station.

Check train timetables online.

By car[edit]

The partially completed Bucharest—Constanta motorway has considerably improved travel times by car to this region.

Buses and minibuses from Bucharest to Constanta and the Black Sea resorts are very frequent; check online for timetables. There are also buses from Istanbul to Constanta.

In summer there are direct buses from various cities in Romania, and across the border to the resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast and to Varna.

Get around[edit]



  • Dolphin show in Constanta.



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