The main tourist attractions in Braila

Central Traian Square, The Clock, Braila, ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

Central Traian Square, The Clock, Braila, ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

The Danube, this wonderful way of European water, after crossing 2500 km, like feeling its end, it splits into two branches, the Macin (Old Danube) and the Cremenea (Danube), hoping that at least one of them will not meet the sea. The Greek historian and geographer Herodotus wrote in the 5th century BC the following: “between rivers that has a reputation and are navigable when you come from the sea, it is the Hister as well” – the Hister is another name for the Danube. In the course of this famous river crossing Braila today are being organized scenic cruises. But let’s see all the main tourist attractions in Braila.

Nature Reserves

The Viisoarea Forest is a reserve with an area of ​​1,700 ha. The reserve contains gray oak specimens grown here, in full steppe, because of the optimal climatic conditions. The Island of Braila is a complex reserve with 5,336 ha, where are found many rare species and many birds have their nest. Both of them are beautiful tourist attractions for nature lovers.

Lakes and spa stations

The county of Braila benefits from a large number of lakes, many of them with spa benefits. Among these we mention Sărat, Căineni, Movila Miresii, Plopu, Ianca, Secu.

The Salt lake, Braila, ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

The Salt lake, Braila, ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

The Sărat Lake (Salt Lake) in the county of Braila is a permanent spa station at an altitude of 25 m, located in the northeastern part of the Bărăgan Plain at 5 km from Braila. The resort, surrounded by forest, that attenuates the steppe climate, is operating from the first half of the last century. The bottom of the lake is covered by a therapeutic mud with very high degree of mineralization, considered one of the most valuable sapropelic mud from Romania.

Among the many treatment facilities they have here we mention: warm mineral water baths, instalations for hot mud wraps and baths, electro and hydrotherapy facilities, aerosol installations, medical gymnastics and instalaltions for cold mud baths.

Religious buildings

The Greek Church is a beautiful tourist attraction in Braila. It was built between 1863-1872, it has valuable stained glass and frescoes by Gheorghe Tattarescu.

The greek church in Braila, ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

The greek church in Braila, ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

The Church of St Michael and Gabriel is a former mosque from the 17th century transformed in 1831 into an Orthodox Church. The building still has the oriental elements and it is one of the few churches in Romania which has no tower.

Monuments

In Braila is a statue in the memory of a heroine, called Ecaterina Teodoroiu, who sacrificed her life to defend her homeland in the battles at Marasesti during the First World War Mărăşeşti.

Another spectacular tourist attraction in Braila is the Clock from 1909 with a ship on its socket, which was the symbol of the fishing port.

Central Traian Square, The Clock, Braila, ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

Central Traian Square, The Clock, Braila, ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

The harbour of Braila with the old silos (1888-1889) was built after the plans of the Romanian engineer Anghel Saligny. It was the first port in the world where was used precast concrete.

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