The town of Calarasi is located in the south-east of Romania in the historical region of Muntenia, directly on the Danube River. The city on the banks of the Danube is worth seeing and at the same time offers numerous recreational opportunities. The city’s historical sights include the Municipal Museum (Muzeul Municipal Călărași), which houses a collection of archaeological finds, ethnographic artefacts and contemporary art, as well as the Prefectural Administration Building (Palatul Prefecturii din Calarasi) and the District Government Building (Direcţia Judeţeană pentru Cultură şi Patrimoniul Naţional Călăraşi). You should also visit one of the city’s museums. For example, the Municipal Museum (Muzeul Municipal Călărași) or the Danube Museum (Muzeul Dunării De Jos). The old water tower (Turnul de apa din Călărași), located on the street Bulevardul 1 Mai, is also interesting. As everywhere in Romania, there are numerous churches worth seeing in Calarasi. Among them are the Greek Orthodox Church Parohia SF. Anastasia, the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas (Catedrala Sfântul Nicolae) or the Alexa Church (Biserica Alexe). The city’s parks are also oases of peace where you can take a break. The restaurant terraces also invite you to linger. Take a seat and enjoy one of the traditional Romanian dishes. Due to the proximity of the Danube and numerous lakes, you can also enjoy fish.
In addition to the many sights, Calarasi also offers three beaches that are very popular in the summer. The largest of the beaches is Plaja Mare, located opposite Central Park. Plaja Tineretului is also popular and Plaja de la Podul 4 is about 4 kilometres from the centre of Calarasi . A trip by ferry from Calarasi Chiciu to Silistra in Bulgaria is also recommended. The crossing offers beautiful views of the Danube and is also the only way to cross the river in this region. Calarasi is also a good base to explore the surrounding area, where there are numerous lakes and nature parks. For example, Lacul Frăsinet is about 60 kilometres away and Lac Mitreni 90 kilometres. Calarasi is also the starting point for cycling tours on marked routes. You should also visit the Ostrovul Șoimul Landscape Reserve or the Ostrovul Haralambie Reserve. The highlight of this region is, of course, the great Danube River, which creates a picturesque backdrop in some places with its islands.
- Historic water Tower (Turnul de apa din Călărași)
- Prefecture building(Instituția Prefectului Județul Călărași)
- Building of the district government(Direcţia Judeţeană pentru Cultură şi Patrimoniul Naţional Călăraşi)
- Museum of Danube (Muzeul Dunării De Jos)
- City Museum (Muzeul Municipal Călărași)
- Saint Nicholas Cathedral(Catedrala Sfântul Nicolae)
- Alexa Church (Biserica Alexe)
- Church of St. Anastasia(Biserica SF. Anastasia)
- Public Park (Parcul Dumbrava Calarasi)
- Zoo (Grădina Zoologică Calarasi)
- Tineretului Park (Parcul Tineretului)
- Park and Promenade( Parcul Central si Faleza nordului)
- Multi-purpose hall (Sala polivalentă)
- Nature reserve (Ostrovul Șoimul)
- Nature reserve (Ostrovul Haralambie)
In Calarasi, you can choose from a variety of accommodation and enjoy Romanian food as well as international dishes in the city’s restaurants. Take your time on your journey, because you will always come across unexpectedly beautiful places or views along the way. I should mention that summers can be hot and the Black Sea is only about 150 kilometres away as the crow flies.