Heading on a Tulcea trip will have you in very close proximity to the Danube’s first bifurcation. It lies on the Tulcea arm of the Danube here and has been a port town since its beginnings. When those beginnings actually were isn’t completely known, however the first mention about Tulcea comes from Andrei Taranowski, who mentions passing through the small town on his way to Constantinople.
The town does offer a couple of attractions that might be of interest to those who visit, such as the History and Archaeology Museum which spans a period of time starting with antiquity up till the Middle Ages. The museum features a monument that was built in 1899 and the obelisk was built in a quarry in Milan, while the bronze statues were made in Venice.
One major monument that you won’t miss is the Independence Monument which started being built in October of 1879 during a visit from then king of Romania, Charles the I of Hohenzolern, as well as a couple other major figures from Romanian history: Mihail Kogalniceanu, Carol Davila and Dimitrie Lecca.
Unfortunately the original statues and plaques that adorned it were stolen by the invading army, during World War I – however it was rebuilt steadily to its former look.
Right in the centre of the city you’ll find the Saint Nicholas Cathedral, a cross-shaped Bizantine-style monument of a building which features bells that were made in Bavaria in 1882 – bells that have a distinctly clear sound to them. The interior is worth a visit as well, seeing as how most of its features have been there since the middle of the 19th century.
These are just a few examples of what to see and do while in Tulcea, there are obviously other things as well, not to mention the fact that the surroundings offer some very interesting options as well, so make sure you employ our Tulcea car hire services in order to see as much of the place as possible.