Things we like in Tulcea


...on 3 Victoriei street which is so very cosy and almost magical, with just one window painted in a different shade of green; not to mention it’s one of the last examples of traditional houses from Dobrogea still standing in the centre of the city…. And the pancakes from City Bistro because they have a lot of chocolate and fruits (like all pancakes should have)”

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“I don’t know if it’s the highest point of the city but it surely is the one which allows you to see most clearly what happens in Tulcea: the waterfront in its entire length and the flow of people passing by with or without a purpose, the Danube that winds down and transform itself from river into a delta, all the hills of Tulcea (the Romanian Istanbul), all the traditional houses covered with greenery to protect them from sun, all the possible shapes of churches that makeup  this visually and ethnically diverse region, and, finally, the Potemkin stairs that lead to the local Independence Monument. A special place, between earth, water and heaven, between intimate and grand, for those who like national epics as well as for those who fear them.”



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“I admit it took me a few years to discover it, even though I was passing by it every time I was in Tulcea. It’s true that I was always running from point A to B, until one hectic morning at the festival, a friend, who was standing at one of the two tables in front of the shop told me : ‘They have millet beer!’. ‘What’s that?’, I replied. And jackpot, twice, I discovered millet beer which I now adore, and the Turkish shop where I go every time I am in Tulcea. They have Turkish coffee, Turkish delight, Turkish tea, Turkish copper pots, candied nuts and many more. But most importantly it’s a warm place with friendly people which is why you always come back. To drink a good coffee, to sunbathe with the taxi drivers or a millet beer, and it’s as if the day has more meaning in every sense.”