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After a long, stressfull period on sea, a warm and friendly athmosphere is exactly what seafarers need.

Seamen's Club Constantza, Romania, offers you many possibilities to relax such as playing pool, table tennis or watching TV. Many of you have not heard from your family for a long time. We offer you the possibility to communicate by internet (eg. Skype, Facebook).

Seamen's Club is dedicated to serve all the seafarers, so our team will try to acomplish all your demands and will offer counsel regarding your needs.
  • Visit the Seamen's Club and

  • Take part in our programms.

  • Go to Shopping Center or

  • Organize a City Tour.
Seamen's Club from Constantza together with Seafarers' Center from Agigea are two centres run by the Romanian Port Welfare Committee. Both our centres offering various entertainment options for seafarers that visiting Constantza, Agigea or Midia-Navodari harbour.

We offer: Transport to and from the ship; News on different languages; Internet Café; Billards (Pool), Table Tennis and Gym; Satellite TV; Free Coffe, Tea and Soft drinks.

We can organize: Trips in Constantza centre with shopping and supermarkets; Sport activities; Trips to local sights (eg. The Old Town).

In the map below you can see the objectives from Constantza that may interest you.

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ABOUT CONSTANTZA

According to Jordanes (after Cassiodorus), the foundation of the city was ascribed to Tomyris the queen of the Massagetae (The origin and deeds of the Goths):

'After achieving this victory (against Cyrus the Great) and winning so much booty from her enemies, Queen Tomyris crossed over into that part of Moesia which is now called Lesser Scythia - a name borrowed from Great Scythia -, and built on the Moesian shore of the Black Sea the city of Tomi, named after herself.'

In 29 BC the Romans captured the region from the Odryses, and annexed it as far as the Danube, under the name of Limes Scythicus ('Scythian Frontier').

In AD 8, the Roman poet Ovid (43 BC-17) was banished here by Augustus and it was where he spent the remaining eight years of his life. He laments his exile in Tomis in his poems: Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto. Tomis was 'by his account a town located in a war-stricken cultural wasteland on the remotest margins of the empire'.

A statue of Ovid stands in the Ovid Square (Piața Ovidiu) of Constanța, in front of the History Museum (the former City Hall).

A number of inscriptions found in the city and its vicinity show that Constanța lies where Tomis once stood. Some of these are now preserved in the British Museum in London.[5] The city was afterwards included in the Province of Moesia, and, from the time of Diocletian, in Scythia Minor, of which it was the metropolis. After the 5th century, Tomis fell under the rule of the Eastern Roman Empire.

During Maurice's Balkan campaigns, Tomis was besieged by the Avars in the winter of 597/598.

Tomis was later renamed to Constantiana in honour of Constantia, the half-sister of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (274-337). The earliest known usage of this name was 'Κωνστάντια' ('Constantia') in 950. The city lay at the seaward end of the Great Wall of Trajan, and has evidently been surrounded by fortifications of its own.

After successively becoming part of the Bulgarian Empire for over 500 years, and later of the independent principality of Dobrotitsa/Dobrotici and of Wallachia under Mircea I of Wallachia, Constanța fell under the Ottoman rule around 1419.

A railroad linking Constanța to Cernavodă was opened in 1860. In spite of damage done by railway contractors there are considerable remains of ancient masonry walls, pillars, etc. An impressive public building, thought to have originally been a port building, has been excavated, and contains the substantial remains of one of the longest mosaic pavements in the world.

In 1878, after the Romanian War of Independence, Constanța and the rest of Northern Dobruja were ceded by the Ottoman Empire to Romania. The city became Romania's main seaport and transit point for much of Romania's exports.

On October 22, 1916 (during World War I), the Central Powers (German, Turkish and Bulgarian troops) occupied Constanța. According to the Treaty of Bucharest in May 1918, article 10.b (a treaty never ratified by Romania), Constanța remained under the joint control of the Central Powers. Allied troops liberated the city in 1918 after the successful offensive on the Thessaloniki front knocked Bulgaria out of the war.

In the interwar years, the city became Romania's main commercial hub, so that by the 1930s over half of the national exports were going through the port. During World War II, when Romania joined the Axis powers, Constanța was one of the country's main targets for the Allied bombers. While the town was left relatively undamaged, the port suffered extensive damage, recovering only in the early 1950s.

Today, Constanța is the administrative center of the county with the same name and the largest city in the EU Southeastern development region of Romania. The city is located on the Black Sea coast, having a beach length of 13 kilometres (8 miles). Mamaia, an administrative district of Constanța, is the largest and most modern resort on the Romanian coast. Mineral springs in the surrounding area and sea bathing attract many visitors in the summer.

Situated at the crossroads of several commercial routes, Constanța lies on the western coast of the Black Sea, 185 miles (298 km) from the Bosphorus Strait. An ancient metropolis and Romania's largest sea port, Constanța traces its history some 2,500 years. Originally called Tomis, legend has it that Jason landed here with the Argonauts after finding the Golden Fleece.

One of the largest cities in Romania, Constanța is now an important cultural and economic center, worth exploring for its archaeological treasures and the atmosphere of the old town center. Its historical monuments, ancient ruins, grand Casino, museums and shops, and proximity to beach resorts make it the focal point of Black Sea coast tourism. Open-air restaurants, nightclubs and cabarets offer a wide variety of entertainment. Regional attractions include traditional villages, vineyards, ancient monuments and the Danube Delta, the best preserved delta in Europe.

THE MAP OF MAIN SIGHTS

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SOME OF MAIN SIGHTS





The Sculpture Museum Ion Jalea

The Sculpture Museum Ion Jalea is located in the historical area of the city, at the end Elizabeth Avenue, a few steps from St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. The Institute is housed in a beautiful Brancoveanu style building built in the early twentieth century. Inside the museum there are exhibited over 200 works donated by the great sculptor in 1969 and by his family in 1984 after his death. The sculptor Ion Jalea was born on 19th of May 1887 in Tulcea, Casimcea village. Later, his parents moved to a village near Constanta (Ciorcarlia de Jos), at which the future sculptor link its destiny forever. In 1899 Ion Jalea begins the secondary school for boys at "Mircea cel Batran" Gymnasium. It is the period in which he discovered his talent for fine arts under the guidance of one of the most famous painters of the time. Supported by the City of Constanta, which granted him a scholarship, Ion Jalea continues his studies in Bucharest, deepening arts. The university and thren to Paris, where several mentors formed him as a master of fine arts. With Romania's entry into the war, Jalea, who was at that time 30 years old, returns to his birthplace where he enlisted in the army. A year later, the sculptor is seriously injured and, by a twist of fate, loses his left hand. Passioned for sculpture but managed to overcome the limitations imposed by his disability the sculptor continues to "model" works with one hand.






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