Natural tourist resources
Botany and Ornitology
- Hagieni forest – between Hagieni and Albesti villages, lays the Hagieni forest. It covers over 548 hectares of which the preserve itself covers 207,40 hectares. The forest preserve is comprised of three parts: a central part covering 100 hectares dotted with oak and carpinita as well as glades and bears the name “Cazane”, the western part, with its stony valleys and feather grass covered glades covers 28 hectares and the northern part of the preserve, named “Cascaia”.
- The fossil-bearing site in Aliman – the preserve covers 14, 62 hectares and is home to lakes Sarpul and Vederoasa and is considered a natural heritage.
- Esechioi forest preserve – Ostrov – Natural zoology and botanical preserve
- Canaraua Fetii forest – Baneasa – Natural zoology and botanical preserve
- The calcic walls of Petrosani – Deleni, Petrosani – Natural biosphere, geology, zoology and scientific preserve.
- M. Eminescu forest
- Hagieni forest
- Talasman forest (Adamclisi)
- Dumbraveni forest
- Bratca forest (Oltina)
- Cetate forest (Oltina)
*St. Andrew’s cave, mountainside: Dealul Viitor, Ion Corvin
As far as speleology is concerned, although not as rich as other counties, Constanta is known internationally for its caves, attractions which bring thousands of visitors. This is where St. Andrew’s and Ioan Cassian caves are to be found and where complex monastical centers function. Constanta enjoys more appreciation from speleologists, as it is home to extremely important objectives, each unique in its own way. Here is where Christian orthodox figures lived or where important fossil remains have been found. Valea Casimcei proudly boasts its eight caves, of which La Adam is known because of an altar built in honour of the mysterious god Mithras. La Movile is considered unique worldwide because of the new species discovered here, in an environment rich in hydrogen disulphide and conditions improper for human habitation; Limanu’s “The Maze” is considered the location of the legendary Keiris, a cave where in ancient times the Gets, who were at war with the Romans, were buried alive.
- The Black Sea
- Oltina lake – Oltina
- Bugeac lake – Bugeac village
- Plopeni lake – Plopeni village
Cultural tourism resources of the Ostrov – Adamclisi
Cultural Edifice of Touristic Interest
- Tropaeum Traiani triumph monument – Adamclisi (64 km from Constanta), an edifice unique in all of the Roman provinces both because of its size as well as its ornate nature. Tropaeum Traiani is a Roman victory monument built to honour the Roman emperor Traian between 106 and 109 AD in order to commemorate the Roman victory against the Dacians in the year 102 AD. It was restored in 1977, after one of the models hypothesized that the ancient monument looked like, which was in ruins. It covers 2 hectares. In its museum, parts of the original monument can be seen. Tropaeum Traiani is one of the most important ancient Roman monuments in Romania. 2 km west of the victory monument, the Roman stronghold Tropaeum Traiani was built, which is mentioned in writings for the first time as a municipality in the year 170.
- Adamclisi Archaeological Museum – Adamclisi
- Stone fountain middle of the 19th century – Oltina
- Zulfie Totay Tartaric Museum – Cobadin
- The Suspended Caves of Dumbraveni
Religious Edifice of Touristic Interest
- Dervent monastery (DN3, between the Ostrov branch of the Danube and Buceag lake), historical monument as well as healing spring
- St. Apostle Andrew – Ion Corvin
- The Dumbraveni Nun Monastery – Dumbraveni
- The Lipnita Nun Monastery – Cobadin
- Strunga Nun Monastery – Oltina
- Sacidava-Dunareni stronghold, Geto-Dacian settlement and later, in the 2nd to 7th centuries, Roman fort;
- Altinum settlement Getic stronghold Valea Dacilor-Oltina, civil settlement and headquarters for the Roman fluvial military fleet between the 1st and the 4th centuries.
- Ostrov Byzantine stronghold (Vicina) on Pacuiul de Soare island, a strong naval base known as Vicina, (971 – 976); archaeological research began in the year 1957, when the first walls were discovered. It is believed that the stronghold goes on underwater, Danube branch, there being established the first orthodox metropolitan in the year 1300. The island is 9 km long.
- Durostorum stronghold
- Adamclisi stronghold – Adamclisi
- Hallstattiana stronghold – Horia village
- The Roman-Byzantine Cius stronghold – Garliciu village
- Roman settlement, Getic gravesite – Baneasa
- Coslogeni settlement – Chirnogeni village
- The Roman altar of Adamclisi – Adamclisi