Tourist guide to Braila

Danube at Braila, ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

Danube at Braila, ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

The County of Braila is located in southeastern part of Romania on the Lower Danube with an area of ​​4,766 km2 and a population of 392,000 inhabitants.

The center of the area, the city of Braila was mentioned in 1350 in a Spanish geographical work under the name of “Drinago”. In 1368 it was mentioned in a document of the ruler of Wallachia, Vlaicu Voda. In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries Braila was considered the largest sea ​​port on the Danube, here came the ships fromevery port of the Black Sea. The town had difficult moments in the Middle Ages when it was burned several times.

The influence of history

As a result of the Turkish expansion, the city of Braila, along with a large part of the current county, becomes Raya of the Ottoman Empire in the middle of the 16th century. The Turks remained in the city of Braila for lmost three centuries, their rule ceased only after the peace of Adrianople in the early 19th century. Shortly after this Braila was declared a free port, knowing a period of great development. Remained for long in a so-called “oriental picturesque”, the modern city had a rich cultural and artistic life, giving some great personalities to Romanian literature.

Braila, ©gigi4791/Flickr

Braila, ©gigi4791/Flickr

Natural surrounding and climate

The landscape of Braila is plain and is represented in almost equal parts by heathland type lowland and the meadows of Danube, Siret, Buzau and Călmăţui. The altitudes generally do not exceed 50 meters.

Danube at Braila, ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

Danube at Braila, ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

The hydrographic network is represented mainly by the River Danube, aided by man, gave birth to the Big Island of Braila between his arms. The climate is temperate continental characterized by homogeneity due to the uniformity of lowland relief . Winters are cold with strong storms and the summers are hot and dry, there was recorded the absolute maximum temperature in the country: 44.5°C.

The development of Braila

The area of Braila has a very long history, from much before the 15th century. On the territory of the present county have been discovered archaeological remains from the Neolithic. Have also been unearthed Geto -Dacian and feudal settlements from the 10th – 11th centuries.

Brăila city view, ©Recuerdos de Pandora/Flickr

Brăila city view, ©Recuerdos de Pandora/Flickr

Because its location, the Braila county became an important center of communications and tourism, being the meeting point of tourist trails coming from Moldova to the Danube Delta and the Black Sea. The Salt Lake resort and Danube Valley, with its many recreational opportunities, awaits us to discover them, ensuring a successful vacation.

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