joi, 16 decembrie 2010


Among the interesting things to be seen on the Black Sea Coast, the Genoese Lighthouse is an important tourist objective.

The Genoese Lighthouse is situated in the Northern part of the sea-wall. It is believed to have been built by the Genoese merchants in order to guide their ships which were making their way towards the Constanta bay, around 1300 A.D.

The octagonal lighthouse is 8 meters high and is topped by a metal dome. The lighthouse has been rebuilt in its present shape by the English between 1860-1861. It represents an interesting architecture monument. As the wars caused great damages to it, it was restored in 1948.

Not far from the lighthouse there lies the aquarium.

It is the first public aquarium in Romania and it was inaugurated on the First of May 1958. The building where the aquarium is set up was built in the beginning of the 19th century. Until 1950 the building was destined to another use and that is the reason why it does not really answer the exigencies of an up-to-date aquarium. In spite of all these, the Constanta aquarium remains the most important establishment of this kind in the country though afterwards other natural science museums have created departments with the same profile. In the 57 pools permanent aquatic fauna and flora are shown but temporary exhibitions displaying different aquatic biological and ecological themes may be organized as well.

It is worth walking this way !

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