Calarasi Sights and Landmarks Guide, Romania
Calarasi, Sights – Museums and Memorial Houses
Calarasi sights does not abound in museums. There is only one museum in Calarasi, the Lower Danube Museum. Tourists can admire here one of the edifice’s captivating collections like the Archeology, Art, Ethnography, History, Numismatics and Restoring Collection. The building which houses the museum is itself an architectural monument dating back from the nineteenth century and creating the perfect ambiance for all six collections of the institution.
Due to the location of the city near the capital Bucharest and near Satu Mare, in a place with a long and captivating history, the museum’s Archeology and History Collection welcomes tourists with an impressive exhibition of extremely valuable artifacts. The Art Collection includes numerous pieces of art, like paintings, sculptures, decorative art and more, both classic and contemporary signed by famous Romanian artists.
The Ethnography Collection is also very rich, illustrating different aspects of the rural life from this geographical space. Restoring of numerous valuable artifacts, especially ceramics, is made here by a series of experts working both in the institution’s laboratory and also in outdoor archeological sites.
Calarasi, Sights – Natural Attractions
Calarasi is a city with several important tourist attractions, most of them connected to the Danube River and its meadows. The river created perfect conditions for the presence of a lush vegetation and an abundance of animals both in water and on land. Near the banks of the river one can find numerous animal species like hares and deer and birds like pheasants, partridge, wild ducks and quails, all of them of great interest for tourists looking for a hunting trip on these lands. The waters of the river and the small pools located on its meadows abound in carp, gold fish, catfish, barbell and are an important tourist attraction for fishermen. The river banks are also a great recreational spot for locals and not only due to the presence of two sandy beaches, ideal for summer outdoor activities or simply for enjoying a relaxing day in the sun.
Very attractive and accessible are also the boat trips on the Danube offering magnificent landscapes in the middle of nature.
Calarasi, Sights – Culture and Arts
Most of the artistic attractions of the city are represented by several buildings with a special architecture, characteristic for the period they were built in. An example of such a building is the Prefecture’s Palace, an architectural monument build in a neoclassical style at the end of the nineteenth century. The edifice is located in the center of the town, is well preserved from an architectonic point of view and houses the town’s Prefecture Office.
Other local artistic attractions are buildings like the one of the Charles I Gymnasium, which was the first high school in town, the Harbor Master’s Office and several monuments and statues glorifying war heroes or local artists.
Many other old buildings, with unique architecture can still be found in the old town center, a perfect place to visit if you are passing through Calarasi.
Calarasi, Sights – Monasteries and Churches
The city houses numerous religious edifices, most of them being architecture monuments or historic monuments of national importance. The main such edifices are the Saint Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral which is considered to be a religious architecture historic monument and The Holly Emperors Constantine and Helen Church which is also a historic monument.
There are no monasteries within the city, all of them being located not far, in several smaller villages throughout the county.
Calarasi, Sights – Theatres
There is one important theater in Calarasi, the Aurel Efterescu Popular Theater, which organizes numerous cultural activities and also much appreciated theater festivals. On its stage numerous touring companies from all over the country and also from abroad offer great performances every month. One of the most important theatre festival held here is “Steps to…,” event organized for children and students. The festival’s main objective was education through theatre in order to enrich children’s knowledge and discover new methods of communication.
The theatre’s stage also houses music competitions, folklore music festivals and other activities.
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