Braila Sights and Landmarks Guide, Romania
A land of contrasts, where the endless plains used in agriculture meet the wild banks of the Danube River, Braila will impress you with its hospitable people and wonderful places to visit. Follow the recommended Braila sights!
Braila Sights – Museums and Memorial Houses
There is one important museum in the city, the Braila Museum. Braila Museum exists since 1981; it was founded by King Charles I and was housed by “Nicolae Balcescu” high school building. The museum has ethnography, popular arts, archeology, history, arts and natural science sections. All artifacts exposed help the visitor create a complete image over the way of life of the locals, their evolution process, thus observing easily the changes that took place over the centuries in all fields.
There are also two Memorial Houses, former residences of different local personalities. One of them is the “Panait Istrati” Memorial House, founded with the occasion of celebrating the writer’s centenary. The exposition has several manuscripts, personal effects, furniture, presentation books, rare book editions, document photos; all of them obtained from the late author’s wife.
The second one is the "D. P. Perpessicius" Memorial House, the former residence of the brilliant historian, literary critic, poet and essayist. The exposition could become reality due to his family’s donations in books, newspaper and magazine collections, and some pieces of furniture. There is also a special room with manuscripts, one with a reproduction of his study and another photo – documentary one.
Braila Sights – Natural Attractions
Braila is a place with few natural attractions mostly connected to the Danube River and its valley. The plains on which the town is located can be the perfect place for hunting. Most of the people passionate with this sport hunt local species of birds like the pheasant, partridge and other animals like hares or bucks.
Another important attraction point is the Danube River, great for fishing trips or just sailing and admiring the beautiful landscape.
Braila Sights – Culture and Arts
Arts play an important role in the local people’s life so there are two main art galleries where anyone can admire valuable paintings of famous Romanian painters. One of these places is the “Emilia Dumitrescu” Art Galleries, located in a building considered to be an architecture monument built in 1912, and housing paintings, engravings and universal decorative arts collected by the artist and then donated to this gallery.
Another art gallery is also a public one, called The House of the Art Collections, and is also a result of generous donations from local art collectors. Today the collection gathers about 3000 pieces of plastic and decorative art, many of them being signed by famous Romanian artists.
Braila Sights – Monasteries and Churches
There are several beautiful, architecturally and historically important churches. In Braila one of the most interesting such attractions is the Greek Church, built between 1863 and 1872 by a Greek architect from Brusa. It is an imposing building with extremely precious stained glass and wall paintings of different Romanian and Greek painters.
Another interesting church in Braila is the Michael and Gabriel Church, initially a mosque in the seventeenth century. In 1831 it was transformed into an orthodox church by adding certain characteristic elements for the orthodox churches. It is one of the few Romanian churches that do not have a tower.
Braila Sights – Resorts
Whether you plan a vacation here or you are just passing by, Braila sights guide recommends Belvedere Hotel. With a perfect location near the city hall and the promenade of the Danube river banks, the hotel offers an intimate atmosphere and great service. It is the ideal place for vacations but also for business trips where everyone will be impressed by the gorgeous sunset reflecting in the waters of the Danube. The hotel has 52 fully equipped rooms, a conference room, private parking and a classic restaurant with a great terrace overlooking the river.
Braila Sights – Theatres
“Maria Filotti” Theatre with a tradition of over 150 years, housed in a building, considered to be an architecture monument, is representative for the artistic life of Braila. The theater has an Italian style room with 369 seats, among which 265 in the pit, 37 in the boxes and 67 in the balconies. In the foyer different meetings, expositions and concerts are sometimes held.
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