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Calarasi Travel Guide, Romania

Calarasi, Travel Guide – Location

Calarasi is the capital city of the county with the same name, located in southern Romania, 67 iles from Satu Mare and 118 miles from the capital Bucharest.

Calarasi, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate

The city’s location on the banks of the Danube River determines the main features of the regional topography. The main landscape is that of plain areas combined with several wetlands located along the river. The average elevation here is of only 13m above sea level.

The climate is temperate continental with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot with scarce rainfalls and sometimes draft occurs and winters are cold with medium snowfalls and low temperatures.

Calarasi has a rich hydrographic network represented by the Danube River and its branch Borcea which are very important in the local economy. Another important water resource in Calarasi is located below the city’s landmass and represents the main fresh water resource.

Calarasi, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna

The local flora and fauna is strongly connected to topography and climate, characterized by specific species found generally on low plains and steppes. Aquatic species are also very well represented due to the presence of favorable conditions given by the river and surrounding wetlands. Some of the most common flora species here are the oaks, poplars, willows and different aquatic species.

Fauna is just as diverse represented by species of birds, fish and mammals some of them extremely appreciated by fishermen and hunters. Tourists can also visit the local zoo where one can find many local fauna species and exotic species as well.

Calarasi, Travel Guide – Population

Calarasi is a medium sized city numbering about 70.000 people, most of them Romanians followed in smaller numbers by Gypsies and Turks and the main religion is Christian Orthodox.

The city houses several primary and secondary public schools and also important public and private universities like the Agronomic Sciences University, the Spiru Haret University and more.

Calarasi, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts

The city has numerous cultural places of interest which can be visited throughout the year by any tourists passing by Calarasi. Some of the main places in town where cultural events take place are the Aurel Elefterescu Popular Arts Theater, The „Ioan Vlad” Contemporary Art Museum, The „Arcadia” Art Gallery and many other such places.

The Lower Danube Museum Calarasi is another place where one can learn more about the local history, traditions and continuity of the people on these lands.

Calarasi, Travel Guide – Transport

Calarasi is strategically located on the shores of the Danube River, being one of the most important Romanian fluvial ports. The city can also be reached by train or bus, both offering reliable regular routes and connecting the city with other important places within the country and abroad.

Within the city tourists can use the public transport system and can travel by bus or can choose to take a taxi or minibus which connects very efficiently different parts of the town.

Calarasi, Travel Guide – Accommodation

Due to the fact that Calarasi has numerous tourist attractions and is also a border city one can find here many options for accommodation. If you are here on a business trip then Hotel Calarasi is the best choice. The hotel is located in the centre of the town and offers besides the self sufficient rooms also a conference room, nice restaurant and safe parking.

This Calarasi travel guide recommends another great option if you decided for Calarasi as your holiday destination is Hotel Casa din Vis, a place located in a green and quiet area of the city and offering an authentic Romanian atmosphere. All these can be completed with a delicious treat served at the hotel’s traditional restaurant.

Calarasi, Travel Guide – Festivals

Calarasi is a culturally active city with numerous events which take place all year long. Some of the most appreciated ones are the traditional music festivals, theater festivals, art symposiums, paintings, sculpture and photo exhibitions and more.

The National Theater Festival „Stefan Banica”, The International Folklore Festival „May Flowers”, The National Literature Festival „Alexandru Odobescu” and the National Symposium of Religion „We are all faithful” are just a few such events which gather important people from Romania and abroad.

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