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Palace of the European Commission of the Danube

The European Commission of the Danube Palace is easily the most imposing building in the whole of Sulina.

Located right where the passenger ships from Tulcea lands, you will have plenty of time to admire its beautiful architecture during the ship’s mooring procedures.

It is a U shaped two storey edifice and was used as the headquarters of the European Commission of the Danube until 1921, when the offices of the Commission were relocated to Orsova.

Sulina's European Commission of the Danube Palace

Sulina's European Commission of the Danube Palace

The construction of the palace ended in 1868 and over the years, it housed several other local and national organisms that controlled the Sulina harbor, as well as the Sulina channel and the surrounding area.

The bombardments in the First World War affected the palace which was later rebuilt.

Closeup for the Palace of the European Commission of the Danube

Closeup for the Palace of the European Commission of the Danube

In the Second World War, this is where the German military High Command was housed. The building was set on fire and only the brick walls survived.

In time, the interior was slightly reorganized. Old pictures suggest acroteria on the frontal side of the building, lost long time ago.

The architecture of the building which reminds of that of a huge University, fits the neoclassical style, with a symmetrical composition.

Sulina's European Commission of the Danube Palace300

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