About Galati

City Highlights

Galati is a city in the region of Moldavia, eastern Romania, on the banks of the Danube. The country's largest shipyard on Danube is located here, which benefits from the good access Galati has to the Black Sea. The first mention of the city dates from 1445, and in 1789 it was burnt down during the Russo-Turkish War. A renowned peasant revolt took place in and around the city in 1907. In Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, Galati is the port at which Count Dracula disembarked ship on his escape back to Transylvania.

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Touristic Attractions

Galati has a 20th century Romanian Orthodox cathedral, St. George, and another fortified church, St. Mary (Sf. Precista), on the banks of the Danube, built in 1647. Legend has it that a tunnel was dug from the church and under the river. The city also has a botanical garden, several museums, the newly-restored Opera House, and a sculpture park of several kilometres along the banks of the Danube. The Galati TV Tower is a 150 metre tall telecommunication tower, built of concrete and open to the public, which offers a full view of the city.

How to Get

Galati is connected to the main Romanian cities by roads and railways. As a port, Galati is also reachable by water from the Black Sea or through the Danube.

Getting Around

Several bus routes connect Galati's main areas and the tourist attractions. There is also the option to rent a car using services offered by EuroCars.

Where to Stay

Due to the economic boom of the recent years and the increasing number of tourists, Galati has developed many accommodation offers, such as hotels and hostels, or by renting short and long term apartments.

Where to Eat

Finding the appropiate dining place in Galati isn't difficult. A great number of restaurants and bars are available, with many of them serving traditional Romanian specialties. There are also fast foods available, as well as country specific restaurants.

Shopping

Galati has several shopping centres available throughout the city, and there are also available plenty of places to buys souvenirs, the most common met being related to Romanian folk.

Entertainment/Nightlife

Apart from the ocasional events that take place in Galati, there is always a theatre or a cinema to go to for entertainment, as well as art exhibitions. The nightlife in Galati has a lot to offer on its own. Galati has something for everyone, like bars and clubs, discos, or even casinos.