Constanta sits on the western coast of the Black Sea and is Romania’s largest sea port. Actually called the ‘Port City’, the history of Constanta stretches back thousands of years. The port was once Romania’s main point of transit for her exports, making the city a commercial hub. Today, Constanta is one of the largest cities in the country, but has maintained its ancient feel. Expats living in Constanta can explore many historical monuments while out and about, including the old Casino and the surrounding promenade; opened in 1911 and built in the Art Nouveau style. Expatriates interested in history may also like to visit Ovid’s Square, designed by the sculptor, Ettore Ferrari in 1887, with a statue dedicated to the Roman poet, or the National History and Archaeology Museum, which is housed within the old City Hall and boasts a large collection of ancient art. Expats in Constanta may furthermore enjoy the more modern open air restaurants, nightclubs and bars and can find recommendations of the best places to visit by connecting with other expatriates on the InterNations forums and discussion groups.
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With Constanta being situated on the Black Sea coast, expatriates who enjoy a bit of beach time will love the 13 kilometers of shoreline. The beach and mineral spas attract many tourists in the summer months as well, making for good tourist trade. Expats moving to Constanta can connect with other local expatriates or global minds to find out which the best beaches are to visit, as well as information on apartments, housing, neighborhoods and even storage. When relocating to a new city, it can be a good idea to get to know other expats living in the area. InterNations provides a platform for global minds to network, socialize and share their experiences of living and working abroad.
Once known for exporting oil and cereals from its sea port, Constanta is now an important industrial and commercial center within Romania, having seen a boom in recent years of companies being established there. Being a beach resort also, Constanta’s tourist trade makes up a significant part of the city’s economy. Whether you are moving to Constanta for work or pleasure, you can connect with other expats on InterNations to discuss experiences of living and working abroad. Constanta also offers good transport links with Bucharest, making it an ideal place to move to if you are seeking work in Romania’s capital city. Expats can discuss everything from jobs to visas with other InterNations members working in Constanta on our forums.