The Constanta Casino
18 Sept, 2013 | From Eduard of Romania
Edi sent me this card during his trip to the Black Sea. He spent a week there with his friends for his summer vacation. The postcard features The Casino from Constanta. It is a historical building built in 1909 and is one of the main symbols of Constanta town.
Situated at the crossroads of several commercial routes, Constanta lies on the western coast of the Black Sea, 185 miles from the Bosphorus Strait. An ancient metropolis and Romania's largest sea port, Constanta traces its history some 2,500 years. Originally called Tomis, legend has it that Jason landed here with the Argonauts after finding the Golden Fleece.
Constanta is more than just the entry point to the Black Sea coast. It is a place with a long and interesting past, attested by its many Roman vestiges, historic buildings, facades and mosques that color the Old City Centre.