Built around 1300 by the Genovese merchants, it is located on the seafront of Constanta city. It was restored during 1850 – 1860 by the architect Artin Aslan, an Armenian-born French.
The Genovese Lighthouse from Constanta is 8 m height, has an octagonal form and the upper part is equipped with a metal dome. Its fixed white light was placed at nearly 21 m above sea level and could be seen from almost 10 miles. It worked until 1913.
AddressB-dul Elisabeta, Constanta
Note: See the public transport page for more informations.
The car is the most convenient and inexpensive alternative to get to Constanta. The distance between Bucharest - Constanta is 225 km and can be made in 2 hours and 30 minutes. The time increases considerably during the summer months, when roads are crowded with those who want to sunbathe on the Romanian coast. The most popular route is Sun Highway: Bucharest - Fundulea - Lehliu - Drajna - Fetesti - Cernavoda - Constanta.
At the railway station from Constanta arrive trains from the most important cities of the country: Bucharest, Suceava, Iasi, Buzau, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, etc. Trains of different categories leave from Bucharest and the minimum duration of the trip is of 4 hours. Ticket price starts from 30 lei.
Constanta has two airports: The International Airport Mihail Kogalniceanu and the Tuzla Airfield. In Constanta arrive flights from Bucharest, Timisoara, Milano, Pisa, Brussels, Nuremberg, Wien.