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Places to visit in your trip to the Danube Delta

Of course, there are a bunch of places that are worth visiting and it’s a shame that even with a trip that last for two weeks, you can’t get to see all of them. Nonetheless, it’s cool to know a few things about them.

Here they are, in no particular order. Enjoy!

Danube Delta is a huge biological laboratory, with twenty strictly protected areas where the lack of human intervention has allowed nature to develop in a way that you’ll never find anywhere else in the world. Probably the most important of these protected areas is the Roșca-Buhaiova reserve, located somewhere in the north of the delta, […]

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In August, when I was visiting the Uspenia Monastery with my family, I didn’t really feel like attending the mass. I’ve been there many times and it holds no more misteries for me. Since I have this passion of just roaming around the countryside to visit places, I decided to head to the woods following […]

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A great place you should visit in northern Dobruja is the Saon Monastery. A group of monks that left the Celic-Dere monastery after it became specialized in nuns founded the Saon chapel in 1846. They first built the Cilicul de Jos hermitage not far from the Cilic valley, before finally settling on this beautiful site […]

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The Lipovans are an important minority in the northern Dobruja. One of their most distinctive traits is their religious devotement. They are old-rite Christians, which mainly means that all of their religious holidays are set about two weeks after those of the new-rite Christians. Lipovans left Russia a few hundred years ago because of the […]

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One thing that you’ll love about the northern Dobruja, besides the Danube Delta, is the fact that it has an abundance of religious monuments. One of the most important monasteries, widely considered the center of Christianity around here, is the Celic Dere Monastery. It is located just half an hour away from Tulcea, between the […]

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If you’re out for a walk of the Tulcea promenade, you’ll notice there is a very old paddle ship near to the place where people take the boat to cross the Danube to Tudor Vladimirescu. Its name is Republica and it’s one of the oldest ships in Romania and one of the surviving three or […]

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On your way to Dunăvățul de Jos, you’ll pass through the beautiful village of Murighiol. It’s name means “violet lake”, thanks to the breathtaking reflection that the nearby lake has in the evening. The village was first mentioned in 1543 with the name Mor-Kasim in a Turkish document. In the mid nineteenth century, its name […]

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