Friday, 12 September 2008

Galati - the town of the Danube river - Romania

The most beautiful places in Galati are:

The Danube’s front is one of the most representative zones of Galatz. A place of promenade for everyone, here musical concerts and sporting competitions took place frequently. It offers a high relaxation potential for people of all ages ,from little children to old people. It is almost the most populated recreation zone in Galatz.

The Orthodox Cathedral: was built between 1906-1917, after the architectural plans of Petre Antonescu and Stefan Burcus. The construction stands out in the architectural plan of Galati ,being conceived with one dome without lateral apsides.

This is the first Romanian contemporary art museum, opened in 1967 as a place were specialists, visitors and artists could discover the new trends, subjects, techniques and changes in current art and artistic creation. Since the very first years of it's opening, the Visual Art Museum in Galatzi has been one of the most important and popular cultural institutions in the region, and it's impressive local collections are highly regarded by experts.

The Public Garden is situated near the student’s complex and represents an appropriate zone to relax . It offers an excellent scenery of the Brates Lake and the main train station of Galatz.A walk in the public garden,where a few years ago you could play bowling and cricket,now you can see beautiful and rare flowers, dark alleys and an artesian fountain which water is carried by the wind.

An important public library in the region of Down of Danube, founded in 1889, Library "V.A. Urechia" has a large number of rare books and special collections. Now is one of most modern libraries in Romania, deeply involved in changing its services towards user proper benefits based on IT.

In this building once lived Alexandru Ioan Cuza (the first prince of the Romanian Principalities) in 1844-1859.In 1937 the “Cuza Voda Association” is founded, which had in mind to renovate the house and transform it into a museum. The donation of teachers Ecaterina and Paul Pasa constituted the centre of the visualized exposition. On 24th January 1939 the museum Is opened. For the construction’s rehabilitation, Since 1986 the museum was closed to the public. Since 1995 it’s known as the Museum “House of Cuza Voda”.

The existence of “Vasile Alecsandri” National High School that had only boys as students started with the first years of existence of the modern Romanian state, Associated with the changes that Al.I.Cuza made during his regency. On the 23rd of November 1867 is founded a high school for boys and the young teacher Ioan Cetatianu was named the first principal of the new school.
These days the high school is named as Vasile Alecsandri National High School and it is very prestigious because of its’ very good results that both students and teachers achieved.

The State Theatre was established on 1 September 1955. Although there were drama, comedy, and tragedy actors, they have waited whole decades for the establishment of an institution with actors, permanent program and an adequate room. In 1973 it has been named the Dramatic Theatre and from the year 2000 – The Dramatic Theatre “Fani Tardini”. Since the year 1976, by the initiative of headmaster Mihai, there has been organized the first comedy show in Romania, under the name of Colloquial for the art of comedy.

The local History Museum was named the museum Cuza Voda, based on the V.A. Urechia and Paul and Ecaterina Pasa collections. The construction was built in 1937-1939. The history museum of Galatz was inaugurated at 24 January 1939, due to the 80th anniversary of the Romanian Principalities Union.
The Museum of History contains important traces from prehistory, ancient times, middle age as well as from the modern and contemporary epoch together with a valuable ethnographical collection from the county of Galatzi.

The Eminescu Park was settled in 1869, and it is keeping some trees dating back the time of Mihai Eminescu who has been there in the last years of its life. In the park is a little artificial lake and a place where the military fanfare sustained recitals. Its fame is given by the presence of Eminescu’s statue.

The Botanic Garden is included in the Complex of Nature Science and dominates the left side of the Danube. You can admire plants from tropical and subtropical zones.
The Japanese garden with the lampion, the cascade, the lake and the water lilies invite you to meditation and recreation.
On the principal axle of the garden your eyes will be delighted by the diversity of colors and shapes of the ornamental plants.

Presentation made by Bianca Roxana Masgras, student at “Vasile Alecsandri” High School, Galati, Romania

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