Naval History Museum


This museum offers a fascinating if slightly confusing stroll through 2000 years of maritime history on the Black Sea. The exhibit begins in the Greco-Roman period, with some intricate models of old Roman boats, but quickly moves to the 19th and 20th centuries. The garden is strewn with relics of real propellers, landmines and torpedoes that seem to be rusting into the ground.

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Nearby Constanţa attractions

1. Archaeological Park

0.18 MILES

Near the city’s main intersection, B-dul Ferdinand and B-dul Tomis, is the Archaeological Park, which has remains of the 3rd-century Roman city wall and…

2. Art Museum

0.32 MILES

This airy museum in an atrium is heavy on 19th-century realism and landscapes, including those by Nicolae Grigorescu, whose pointillist and Impressionist…

3. Folk Art Museum

0.32 MILES

This large and impressive collection features folk costumes, implements, household items and interiors of traditional homes from around Romania.

4. Geamia Hunchiar Mosque

0.33 MILES

The city's second most important mosque was built in 1868 in Moorish style. Though it's not often open, if you get a chance, look inside to see an…

5. Great Synagogue

0.42 MILES

Constanţa's once glorious 19th-century synagogue is little more than a ruin these days, guarded by some mean dogs. Still, you can walk past the front to…

7. Statue of Ovid


This striking statue at the centre of Piața Ovidiu is dedicated to the Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC–17 AD), aka Ovid, who was banished to…

8. Roman Mosaic

0.51 MILES

Located just behind and south of the National History & Archaeological Museum, a modern building protects what's left of a Roman floor mosaic dating from…