Tulcea (Tool'cha)

Tulcea - General Information
Location: Eastern Romania (County: Tulcea)
Size: 5.4 sq. miles (14 sq. kilometers)
Elevation: 100 ft. (30 meters)
Population: 100,000
Inhabited since: 400 BC
First documented: 200 BC (Aegyssus)
 

Tulcea - City Highlights

Tulcea The city of Tulcea, laid out on seven hills like Rome, has been an important harbor since ancient times. Founded in the 7th century BC by the Dacians, Aegyssus, as the city was known in antiquity, was conquered by the Romans who rebuilt it after their plans, their technique and architectural vision. Aegussyus was first mentioned in the documents of Diodorus of Sicily (3rd century BC) and later, in the works of the Latin poet, Ovid, who referred to it in Ex Ponto, attesting that the name traces its origin back to its founder, a Dacian named Carpyus Aegyssus.

The town was successively under Byzantine (5th - 7th century), Genoese (10th - 13th century) and Ottoman rule before finally being reunited with Romania in 1878.

Some of the highlights include St. Nicholas' Church (1865), the Azzizie Mosque (1924), the Danube Delta History Museum, the Art Museum, and the History and Archeology Museum. The local Lipovani Russian and Turkish minorities lend the city a multi-ethnic flavor.

Museums

Danube Delta Natural History Museum

(Muzeul de Stiintele Naturii Delta Dunarii)
Address: Str. Progresului 32
Tel: (240) 515.866
Open: Tue. - Sun. 10:00am - 6:00pm (Oct. - Apr. 10:00am - 4:00pm); Closed Mon.
Admission charge

A good introduction to the region's flora and fauna plus the traditional way of life of the Danube Delta's fishermen can be found here. The live fish collection comprises local prey and domestic species from lakes, rivers and seas, as well as exotic species from Latin America, South America (northern part), southwest Asia and central Africa.

Art Museum

(Muzeul de Arta)
Address: Str. Grigore Antipa 2
Tel: (240) 513.249
Open: Tue. - Sun. 10:00am - 6:00pm (Oct. - Apr. 10:00am - 4:00pm); Closed Mon.

The museum houses over 700 glass and wooden icons, as well as an interesting collection of vanguard paintings and sculptures by some of Romania's prominent artists: Nicolae Tonitza, Theodor Pallady, Nicolae Grigorescu, Frederic Stork, Ion Jalea, Oscar Han, Victor Brauner.

Folk Art & Ethnographic Museum

(Muzeul de Etnografie si Arta Populara)
Address: Str. 9 Mai nr. 2
Open: Tue. - Sun. 10:00am - 6:00pm (Oct. - Apr. 10:00am - 4:00pm); Closed Mon.

Here you will find an ethnographic collection containing agricultural and fishing tools along with a folk art collection of household and decorative fabrics, traditional costumes and jewelry.

History & Archeology Museum

(Muzeul de Istorie si Arheologie)
Address: Str. Gloriei
Open: Tue. - Sun. 10:00am - 6:00pm (Oct. - Apr. 10:00am - 4:00pm); Closed Mon.

This museum presents a history of the northern Dobrogea region from ancient times to the medieval age. On display are some 90,000 archaeological objects, numismatic pieces and old documents organized in special collections which include ceramics, bronzes, sculptural and epigraphic pieces, jewels and paleo-Christian objects.

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Festivals and Events

- International Folk Music and Dance Festival (August)
- Fisherman's Day (September)
- St. Andrew's Day - Patron Saint of Tulcea (November)

Nearby Attractions

Niculitel Basilica & Sarica Niculitel Vineyards

Where: 18 miles west of Tulcea
Access: car, bus

The town of Niculitel is well-known for its vineyards, but also for a Christian basilica built in 370 AD during the reign of Emperor Valerius. In 1971, a violent rain washed away the earth concealing the church, revealing a unique monument, a crypt housing the bones of four Christian martyrs (Zotikos, Attalos, Kamasis and Phillipos). The four coffins can now be seen at Cocos Monastery. More info:
Sarica Niculitel Vineyard
www.alcovin.ro/en/index.php

Celic Dere Monastery

Where: 18 miles west of Tulcea
Access: car, bus

Celic Dere Monastery (meaning "Steel Brook" in the Turkish language) was established as a monastic settlement in 1841 by Romanian and Russian monks. The monastery's museum contains various religious objects, a rich collection of old books, antique handmade carpets and the oldest icon in Romania, brought from Mt. Athos in Greece.

Cocos Monastery

Where: 18 miles west of Tulcea
Access: car, bus

Cocos Monastery was established in 1833. Besides the impressive collections of fine and decorative art, archeological finds and old coins, it shelters the bones of the oldest Christian martyrs discovered in Europe.

The Macin Mountains National Park

Where: 50 miles west of Tulcea
Access: car (on DN22 between Luncavita - Jijila - Macin)

Many streets in Istanbul and Marseille have been paved with granite extracted from the Macin Mountains.

- The Macin Mountains' gray granite was used in the construction of the Olympic Stadium in Munich, where the 1972 Olympics were held.

400 million years ago, this mountain range stretched all
the way to western Europe.
Its traces can still be found in Bohemia and the French Central Massif. Today, Tutuiatu Peak, the highest peak of the oldest mountain range in Romania, reaches just 1,495 ft.
More info:www.muntiimacin.ro/en/aria.php

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Day Trips

Exploring the Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is comprised of an intricate network of waterways and lakes divided between the three main estuary channels of the Danube. The area of floating reed islands, forests, pastures and sand dunes covers 3,000 square miles and is home to a vast array of wildlife. Located at the tip of the three channels, Tulcea makes a great starting point for exploring the Delta.

Chilia Branch

(Bratul Chilia)

Tulcea - Chilia Veche - Periprava
Access: Scheduled boat service between Tulcea and Periprava with stops in:
Ceatalchioi, Plaur, Pardina, Tatanir, Chilia Veche
The youngest arm of the Danube Delta stretches 72 miles along the border with Ukraine and has the largest flow of water (approx. 60%) of the three branches. Its shores are home to several scattered villages - Patlagean, Ceatalchioi, Pardina, Tatanir - and Chilia Veche, a settlement with a long history (initially a Greek colony called Achillea).

Centuries ago, Chilia was a port on the Black Sea, a vital link between Europe and the Orient. In time, the alluvium deposited by the Danube has extended the land ever further into the Black Sea. Today, Chilia stands more than 25 miles away from the sea. First documented in 1241 in the works of the Persian chronicler Rashid al-Din, Chilia Veche was the site of a battle between the armies of Mahomed II, the conqueror of Constantinople, and the forces led by Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler). A town on the Danube's Ukrainian side, known as Novo Kilia (Chilia Noua or "Newer Chilia" in Romanian), was built by Stephen the Great of Moldavia in the 15th century in order to counteract the Ottoman Empire.

Lake Rosca

(Lacul Rosca), a strictly protected reserve located between Chilia Veche and Periprava, is home to Europe's largest white pelican colony; the area also harbors geese, egrets and storks.

Periprava

Downstream from Chilia Veche, is the last site served by passenger boats on the Chilia branch. South of Periprava you can explore the impressive Letea Reserve (Padurea Letea) with trees more than 500 years old. Oak, black poplar, elm, ash and thorny shrubs are smothered in the tropical creeper named periploca, a Mediterranean plant with reddish-brown bark and simple, glossy leaves, giving the Letea Forest its tropical look. Here, you also may encounter black-bellied foxes, wild horses, boars, falcons and white-tailed eagles. The surrounding sand dunes are home to tortoises and lizards.

Accommodations are available in nearby Letea Village, making it a good base for touring the surrounding waterways.

Sulina Branch

(Bratul Sulina)

Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina

Access: Scheduled boat service between Tulcea and Sulina with stops in: Partizani, Maliuc, Crisan

The Sulina Branch, shortest of the three branches, stretches 42 miles from Tulcea to Sulina. Although it carries only 18% of the Delta's total water flow, Sulina is the main navigation route for passenger and commercial traffic. A canal was dug between 1880 and 1902 to facilitate river traffic, shortening the natural course of the Sulina Branch and allowing for easier access to villages in the Delta.

Maliuc

(15 miles east of Tulcea)

Maliuc is one of the Delta's youngest settlements. Lake Furtuna, one of the area's largest lakes, lies just to the north. Pairs of swans plus numerous moor hens and wild ducks mingle with other species while white pelicans often gather in huge numbers to feed and roost around this lake.

Crisan

(28 miles east of Tulcea)

Crisan is the main stepping-off point between Tulcea and Sulina. A fishermen's village with a few houses spreading over the right bank of Sulina and a fishery on the other bank, it makes an excellent base for exploring the surrounding lakes and canals. Private guestrooms and B&Bs are available. From here, you can rent a boat, or lotca, from the locals, and travel on the Old Danube Canal to Mila 23. From Crisan, take a boat to Caraorman (Black Forest in Turkish) village and Caraorman Forest, a strictly protected reserve with brown oak trees, white and black poplars, white willows and fluffy ash, surrounded by sandbanks. In the forest, admire owls, white-tailed eagles, falcons, wildcats, boars and wolves as well as many rare plants.

Mila 23

English engineers measured the course of the Danube in miles, starting with mile 0 in Sulina on the Black Sea coast. Hence, 23 miles inland, you will find the quaint traditional fishing village of Mila 23. Located on a bend of the Sulina branch known as the "Old Danube" (Dunarea Veche), Mila 23 is one of the main settlements of the Lipoveni, descendants of Russian refugees who fled from religious persecution in the early 18th century and who make their living from fishing, livestock breeding and reed harvesting in this vast area. As this is a good starting point for trips to the nearby waterways, many villagers rent rooms to visitors.

Sulina is the easternmost point of Romania.

Sulina

Sulina, the terminus for cruise liners sailing across the Delta, was mentioned for the first time more than 1,000 years ago under the name of Selina in a work written by Byzantine Emperor Constantine Porphyrogenetes. This port town once bustled with traders from Europe and the Middle East, adventurers and sea pirates. During the 19th century, the town served as headquarters for the European Danube Commission, when the Danube was turned into a waterway suitable for commercial shipping. This huge project attracted workers from all over Europe, and the Anglican, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Muslim and Jewish tombstones in Sulina's cemetery bear witness to the former international character of this community. Also, look for the 19th century Greek Church of Saint Nicholas on the waterfront. The 60-foot-tall lighthouse, located in the north of the town, was built in 1802 and restored in 1870 by the Danube Commission. Take a walk along the 25-mile-long fine-sand beach.

Sfantu Gheoghe Branch

(Bratul Sfantu Gheorghe)

Tulcea - Sfantu Gheorghe
Access: Scheduled boat service between Tulcea and Sulina with stops in: Balteni de Jos, Mahmudia, Murighiol

A number of interesting villages dot the banks of the Sfantu Ghoerghe branch, which stretches for 67 miles and carries 23% of the total water flow of the Danube. Mahmudia and Dunavatu de Jos were founded either on top of or near Greek, Roman and Byzantine vestiges. Murighiol, a picturesque fishing village, is the jump-off point for boats to Uzlina. Located 24 miles east of Tulcea, Uzlina is home to the offices of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve and the Jacques Cousteau Foundation, in addition to the Cormoran Complex and facilities for hiring boats and guides to venture into some of the more interesting parts of the Danube Delta.

First mentioned in 1318, the fishing village of Sfantu Gheorghe is well-known for its traditional cooking, including the famous black caviar (icre negre). A 30-minute walk will take you to one of the longest strips of beach on the Romanian Black Sea coast.

Tulcea - Mahmudia - Murighiol - Dunavatul de Jos

Legend has it that during Sultan Mahmud's visit to a fishing village in the Danube Delta, he fell in love with a local girl and asked her to marry him. Upon learning that the girl was in love with another man, the sultan commanded the girl to weave him an embroidered shirt that was both fire- and water-proof or he would kill her lover. Sad and hopeless, the girl walked to the riverbank and started to cry. Hearing her sobs, the Danube fairy came out of the water's depths and gave her an embroidered shirt. Before sunset, the girl presented the shirt to Sultan Mahmud, thus, saving herself and her fiancé. Since then, the village of Mahmudia has carried the name of the sultan.

Where: southeast of Tulcea
(Total distance: 28 miles)
Access: car, maxi taxi

Take the road that parallels the Sfantu Gheorghe branch to the beautiful traditional fishermen's village of Dunavatu de Jos, the furthest point accessible by road in the Danube Delta. Along the way, visit the vestiges of the Roman - Byzantine fortress of Salsovia and the Ethnographic Museum in Mahmudia.

The village of Murighiol is home to the ruined Roman city of Halmyris, one of the most important ancient sites in Romania. Halmyris was continuously inhabited from the 6th century BC to the 7th century AD. Although a basilica and a crypt containing the tombs of Epictet and Astion, the earliest Romanian Christian martyrs, have been discovered here, much of the ruins remain unexcavated. A visit here will give you the chance to see an ancient city still in the process of being uncovered.

Babadag

The name of the town comes from Baba (meaning father in Arabic) and Dagh (meaning mountain). Legend has it that a few centuries ago, there lived a shepherd called Korun Baba. One day, while leading his flock, he met some Turkish monks who asked him about Sari Saltuk's tomb. The shepherd answered that he knew nothing of this tomb, but that he had noticed his sheep avoiding a stone-covered place on the mountaintop. The monks started digging, and at sunset, found the bones of the saint. Upon that spot, the monks raised a mausoleum that still stands today. When the shepherd died, the locals buried him close to the Muslim saint. Legend has it that at the very place where the shepherd rested, the earth split in two, in order to mark the tomb.

Where: 21 miles south of
Tulcea on DN 22
Access: car, bus, maxi taxi
from Tulcea

The town of Babadag, known during Roman rule as Vicus Novium, was first documented in 1263. Between 1262 and 1264, some 12,000 Turks, led by Sara Saltuk Baba, settled around Babadag at the request of the Byzantine emperor, Michael III. Between 1677 and 1678, the residence of the Pasha of Silistra was established here to better observe troop movements of the Russians, with whom Turkey was at war.

The Museum of Oriental Art in Babadag is worth paying a visit. Its collections feature wooden, ivory and mother-of-pearl artifacts, religious items, daggers, tea services, a splendid bridal gown sewn with gold thread, Turkish dolls, Siraz, Sirme, and Anatolia carpets, and Kashmiri shawls said to have taken a quarter of a century to complete.

Other places of interest include the Ali-Gazi-Pasha Mosque, the oldest in Romania (1522), and the nearby Kalaigi spring, in which pilgrims from all over the Balkans come to bathe their feet. Visitors also can view the ruined tomb of Ali-Gazi-Pasha, who, long ago, was the terror of the region. It is said he possessed a harem of 800 captive women.

Enisala

Where: 27 miles south of Tulcea (3 miles east of Babadag)
Access: car, maxi taxi from Tulcea

A former Roman, then Byzantine and Genoese, fortress, Enisala, today, is a village stretching between Lakes Babadag and Razim. Here, you can visit a traditional fisherman's house converted into a museum displaying colorful tapestries and folk art.

Enisala Peasant Museum

(Gospodaria Taraneasca)
Open: Wed. - Mon. 10:00am - 6:00pm; Closed Tue.
Admission charge

About one mile north, overlooking Lake Razim, are the vestiges of the Heracleea citadel (Cetatea Heracleea), built by Genoese merchants in the late 13th century and conquered by Sultan Mehmet I in 1417 (he renamed it "o Yeni Sale"). By the 16th century, the citadel had been abandoned.

This is one of the Europe's prime bird-watching areas. You are likely to spot white-fronted and red-breasted geese, terns, waders, pelicans, herons and warblers.

Jurilovca

Where: 31 miles south of Tulcea (7 miles southeast of Babadag)
Access: car, maxi taxi from Tulcea

A quaint fishing village, Jurilovca was established by Lipovani fishermen in the 18th century. At Capul Dolosman, to the east of Jurilovca, you can admire vestiges of a 6th century BC Greek colony, the oldest ancient habitat on Romanian territory, mentioned for the first time by Hecateus from Millet (6th -5th centuries BC).

Capul Dolosman is one of the strictly protected areas of the Biosphere Reserve. This is a popular spot for bird-watching, especially in November when thousands of red-breasted geese arrive from the Arctic Circle. Nearby, Lake Razim, once a bay on the Black Sea known as the Gulf of Halmyris, awaits exploration. A thin coastal strip of land protects the lake from the open waters.

In Jurilovca, you can rent a boat to take you to Gura Portitei (1 ½ hours away) on the shores of Lake Golovita.

Histria Fortress & Lake Sinoe

(Cetatea Histria & Lacul Sinoe)
Where: 46 miles south of Tulcea on DN22
Access: car, bus, maxi taxi
Tel: (241) 618.763
Open: Wed. - Sun. 8:00am - 8:00pm (October - May, 9:00am - 5:00pm);
Closed Mon. & Tue.
Admission charge for the museum and the site

Histria, Tulcea - Romania

Heading south from Babadag towards Constanta, you'll pass through Istria. Four miles east of the village, on the shores of Lake Sinoe, is the ruined Greek-Roman city of Histria. Histria Fortress, the Pompeii of Romania, was the oldest Greek settlement in Romania. Founded in the 7th century BC by Greeks from Miletos, the richest city in Ionia (Asia Minor), this trading post soon became the main Greek port on the Black Sea. The city thrived for 14 centuries, prospering under Roman and Byzantine occupation, until invading forces wiped it off the map in the 7th century AD.

The lost city features remains of Aphrodite's Temple, the Temple of Zeus, Roman baths and other public buildings from the Roman-Byzantine period. The nearby museum (open: Tue. - Sun 9:00am - 8:00pm; Closed Mon.) houses a collection of coins, ceramic items and other vestiges of the great civilizations that thrived on the Black Sea coast, or Pontus Euxin, as it was called in ancient times.

Near Histria Fortress, you can visit one of the most beautiful lagoons in the country, Lake Sinoe, an extension of Lake Razim. The lake makes an excellent bird-watching site; 267 species have been recorded. The area is a stretch of marshy land and reedbeds between the freshwater Lake Nuntasi and the brackish lagoon of Lake Sinoe (the latter was open to the sea until 1960). Lake Razim is also popular for bird-watching, especially in November when thousands of red-breasted geese arrive from the Arctic.

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Visiting Danube Delta

Visitors need travel permits to enter the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.
Permits are included with tours; independent travelers can purchase permits from the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Administration (ARBDD) and travel agencies and hotels in Tulcea. The current fee is 10 RON (approximately $4) per visit. Separate permits are required for fishing or hunting.

Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Administration (ARBDD)
Address: Str. Portului 34A
Tel: (240) 518.945
E-mail: arbdd@ddbra.ro
www.ddbra.ro/defaultE.htm
Open: Mon. - Fri. 8:00am - 4:00pm; Closed Sat. & Sun.

If you have a tight schedule, it is easier to let a travel agency organize the trip for you (transportation, accommodations, permits).
For a list of tour operators specialized in Danube Delta tours please contact the nearest Romanian Tourist Office.

To experience the best of the Delta's flora and fauna, consider a multi-day trip with overnight stays in some of the local villages. Hiring a local fishing boat for a private tour, or taking out a kayak or rowboat will enable you to explore more remote areas. We recommend that independent exploring be undertaken with a guide and not alone. Be sure to pack a strong mosquito repellent when exploring the Danube Delta.

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City Essentials

Transportation

  • By air
  • By train
  • By bus
  • By car
  • Taxi companies
  • By ferry
  • By hydrofoil
  • By boat

By air

Tulcea Cataloi Airport
Address: Sos. Tulcea - Constanta, Km. 15
Telephone: (240) 512.910
Email: office@aeroportul-tulcea.ro
www.aeroportul-tulcea.ro
There is no scheduled air service to Tulcea. However, the airport is open
for charter flights from/to any city in Romania.

The closest airport is Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport (CND),
located 72 miles south of Tulcea, nearby Constanta.

By train

Tulcea Train Station (Gara Tulcea Oras)
Address: Str. Portului 6
Tel: (240) 513.706
There are several daily trains from Bucharest and Constanta, via Medgidia. Trains from/to other major cities in Romania connect in Bucharest. The train station is located about half a mile from downtown Tulcea.

To check the latest train schedules for domestic routes please visit the website of the Romanian Railways:
www.cfrcalatori.ro
The site has complete information about domestic train schedules and fares.
Note: For Tulcea please select Tulcea Oras.
For Bucharest please select Bucuresti Nord.

SNCFR's advance booking office (Agentia de Voiaj SNCFR Tulcea)
Address: Str. Unirii 4
Tel: (240) 513.360
Open:  Mon. - Fri. 9:00am - 4:00pm; Closed Sat. & Sun
You can get train schedule information and make reservations up to 24 hours in advance at this office. Tickets for same-day travel can only be purchased at the station.

By bus

The Tulcea bus terminal is located half a mile from the city centre, near the railway station and ferry terminal.

Tulcea Bus Station (Autogara Tulcea)
Address: Str Portului 28A (next to Navrom Ferry Terminal)
Tel: (240) 513.304

Daily service from/to:
(Note: buses to Tulcea leave from Calea Plevnei 236 in Bucharest)
Babadag, Braila, Constanta, Dunavatul de Jos, Galati, Focsani, Iasi,
Jurilovca, Macin, Mahmudia, Murighiol, Partizani

By car

The recommended route from Bucharest to Tulcea is:
Bucharest - Urziceni - Slobozia - Harsova - Tulcea (E60 - Route 2A - Route 22A)

The recommended route from Constanta to Tulcea is :
Constanta - Ovidiu - Navodari - Babadag - Tulcea (DN22 - E87)

Distances
Distance from Tulcea to:
City Distance (Miles)
Bucharest 174
Arad 450
Belgrade (Serbia) 506
Brasov 195
Budapest (Hungary) 600
Cluj-Napoca 360
Constanta 78
Iasi 206
Oradea 450
Prague (Czech Republic) 900
Satu Mare 425
Sibiu 280
Sighetu Marmatiei 370
Sighisoara 280
Suceava 250
Timisoara 445
Vienna (Austria) 740

Taxi companies

Taxi As - 941
Taxi Uno - 942
Taxi Prima - 943
Taxi Athos - 944
Taxi Oni - 949

By ferry

Navrom operates both regular and express passenger ferries year-round from Tulcea to towns and villages in the Danube Delta.
Ferry tickets are sold at Tulcea's Navrom ferry terminal.

Navrom Delta S.A.
Address: Str. Portului 26
Tel: (240) 511.553
E-mail: info@navromdelta.ro
www.navromdelta.ro/ (Romanian only)

EXPRESS FERRY SCHEDULE:
Route Departure Days Departure Time
Tulcea - Periprava Mon. & Wed. 1:30 pm
Tulcea - Sulina Tue. & Thurs. 1:30 pm
Tulcea - Sf. Gheorghe Mon. & Fri. 1:30 pm
Periprava - Tulcea Tue. & Thurs. 6:00 am
Sulina - Tulcea Wed. & Fri. 7:00 am
Sf. Gheorghe - Tulcea Tue. & Sun. 7:00 am

REGULAR FERRY SCHEDULE:
Route Departure Days Departure Time
Tulcea - Periprava Fri. 1:30 pm
Tulcea - Sulina Mon. Wed. Fri. 1:30 pm
Tulcea - Sf. Gheorghe Wed. 1:30 pm
Periprava - Tulcea Sun. 6:00 am
Sulina - Tulcea Tue. Thurs. Sun. 7:00 am
Sf. Gheorghe - Tulcea Thurs. 7:00 am

By hydrofoil

Hydrofoils to Sulina (1 ½ hours) depart from Tulcea every day at 7:00am and 12:00pm, stopping in Maliuc and Crisan en route. Hydrofoils for the return trip from Sulina depart at 8:45am and 2:00pm.

By boat

Private motor boats, rowboats and kayaks are available for hire in Tulcea.

For a list of companies, please contact:

Tulcea Tourist Information Centre
Address: Str. Garii 26
Tel: (240) 519.130
E-mail:tourisminfo_tulcea@yahoo.com
www.primaria-tulcea.ro/en
Open: Mon. - Fri. 9:00am - 5:00pm; Sat. 10:00am - 1:00pm; Closed Sun.

The Tourist Information Centre provides maps, brochures and information on accommodations and restaurants in Tulcea as well as trips to the Danube Delta.

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  • Tourist Info
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Accommodations

For a list of available accommodations in Tulcea please click here
or check our Accommodations Guide.

Tourist Info

Tulcea Tourist Information Centre
(Centrul de Informare Turistica Tulcea)
Address: Str. Garii 26
Tel / Fax: (240) 519.130
E-mail : tourisminfo_tulcea@yahoo.com, turism@primaria-tulcea.ro
www.primaria-tulcea.ro/en
Open: Mon. - Fri. 8:00am - 4:00pm
The Tourist Information Centre provides maps, brochures and information on accommodations and restaurants in Tulcea as well as trips to the Danube Delta.

Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Administration (ARBDD)
Address: Str. Portului 34A
Tel: (240) 518.945
Fax: (240) 518.975
E-mail: arbdd@ddbra.ro
www.ddbra.ro/defaultE.htm
Open: Mon. - Fri. 8:00am - 4:00pm; Closed Sat. & Sun.
The office provides information on accommodations and tours to the Danube Delta; it also issues entry permits and fishing licences.

Weather

Tulcea Weather Forecast

Postal services & Telephone

Post offices display a postal horn symbol and the word Posta.

Main Post Office
Address: Str. Babadag 5
Tel: (240) 512.222
Open: Mon. - Fri. 8:00am - 8:00pm; Sat. 8:00am - 1:00pm; Closed Sun.

Telephoning Tulcea from Abroad
International Access Code +40 (country code) + 240 or 340 (area code) + telephone number (six digit number)

Pharmacies & Hospitals

Several pharmacies (farmacie) in the city remain open 24 hours a day.

Tulcea Hospital (Spitalul Clinic Judetean Tulcea)
Address: Blvd. Corneliu Coposu 2-4
Tel: (240) 532.212

Tulcea - Useful Telephone Numbers
Tulcea Area Code (Prefix Tulcea) 240 or 340
Ambulance (Ambulanta) 961
Police (Politia) 955
Fire Department (Pompierii) 981
Local & County Archives (Arhivele locale) (240) 537.944
City Hall (Primaria) (240) 511.550
Better Business Bureau (240) 515.658
International calls (Convorbiri internationale) 971

Maps

- City Map (Harta orasului Tulcea) - Coming soon
- Romania Maps(Harta Romaniei)

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