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Galaţi city (more than 300.000 inhabitants) is situated in the Eastern part of Romānia. Its surface is about 241,5 km2 and it is located on the left bank of the Danube, at the confluence of the two rivers: the Siret and the Prut.
     Galaţi city has developed from an ancient Dacian settlement in one of the Danube's fords, between the 6th - 5th centuries b.c., while preparing the two wars fought by the Roman Emperor Traian, against the Dacians between 101-102 and 105- 106, it will know the influence of the Roman civilization, because it probably depends on the Roman camp from Barbosi, an area witch let christianism spread in Moldavia in the 3rd century.
     Today, Galati city lies on three terraces: the valley of the city has an altitude between 5 and 7 meters (the nucleus of the ancient city, at present being the center of the city) and the other with more than 40 meters altitude (the modern city).

      Cultural guide marks of Galati are the testimonies of the urban community evolution over the time. Galati was considered the provincial rown with the best theatre audience after its capitals Bucharest and Iasi because of the large number spectators present at the performances of the companies on tour. The Theatre "Fani Tardini" The Musical Theatre "Nae Leonard" and The Puppet Theatre "Gulliver" accomplished their duty for the people fond of art from Galati as well as The History Country Museum, The Visual Sciences Museum or "V.A. Urechia" Library
     Architectural testimonies prove the existence of this Romanian civil settlement from the Danube ford through important art monuments among which "Precista" Church (17th century), The Episcopal Cathedral (1906) The Administrative Palace is the work of the architect Ion Mincu in 1904. The Low Danube University of Galati is the continuation of a semi centennial tradition of academic education.


It is one of the largest economic centers in Romania, Moldova respectively. Galati city has a history because it is charged and placed on the Danube, the most important artery of trade and European river, the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. Economic life developed around the Naval Shipyard, Port River, around the Arcelor-Mittal steel plant and port Ore.
     Given that Galati is a gateway to the northeast and southwest, he was under the influence of continental air masses less eastern and southern, almost totally lacking influence western air that firewall is turned off Carpathians. The average annual temperature, calculated over a period of 70 years, is 10 degrees C. The average temperature in summer is 21.3 degrees C. In winter, Galati County wine over north and north-east of cold air masses the decrease of temperature between 0.2 degrees C -3 degrees C. The climate is temperate continental.


The Danube’s water front

The waterfront is a green recreational area for walking, sports competitions and recitals. Boats moored on the shores of the Danube are converted into restaurants.



The Restaurant of the Television Tower

Is located at the highest altitude in Romania and has an international quotation. Only Berlin and Toronto are located in greater heights premises. And that is something unique for our country.




Orthodox cathedral (

Built between 1906-1917, the Orthodox Cathedral was built after the plans of architects Petre Antonescu and Stefan Burcus, who combined the styles of the time with local tradition. Cathedral hosts an important treasure of sacred objects with historical value and outstanding patrimony.



The Botanical Gardens on the south bank, hosts a 7 metres (23 ft) planetarium. There is also an aquarium displaying rare species of the Danube basin and the Mediterranean Sea as well as exotic fish.

It is built on an area of 2km. It owns collections of plants from tropical and subtropical areas (cactuses, euphorbia, palm trees, croton, geranium, begonias etc.) and the rosary which includes over 200 varieties of roses.




"Precista" Church (17th century)


Precista Church is an Orthodox church, built between 1643-1647, during the reign of Vasile Lupu, by Dia and Serbu, merchants from Braila and  by Constantin Teodor from Galati.
Construction was made out of massive stone and brick, from the Roman camp of Tirighina - Barbosi. The church represents a Moldavian-Wallachian-Transylvanian architectural style, church was fortified due to the campaign of Ottoman, Austrian and Russian in Moldova.
In 1711, the church was plundered and burned by the turks and tartars. Between the periods 1735-1739 and 1769-1774 is devastated by the Russo-Ottoman-Austrian wars. In 1821, the ottomans destroyed and robbed the church again.
Church will be restored in 1831, 1953 and 1991.
Today the church is dedicated to the Assumption, is the oldest historical monument in the city of Galati.



Galați "Paul Păltănea" History Museum

The museum was inaugurated on 24 January 1939. This was the 80th anniversary of the union of the Romanian principalities. It is housed in the residence of Cuza, Galati's chief magistrate. In 1951, after world war II, scientific activity resumed at the museum. In 1956, some items were donated to the Natural History museum and the museum of art. The finds from Tirighina-Barbosi, are housed in this museum.


Alexandru Ioan Cuza Memorial House

Cuza's former residence houses a retrospective display of his life.



Museum of History, Culture and Christian Spirituality from Lower Danube (

"V.A. Urechia"  County Public Library

In Galati is the largest library, Library Urechia V.A., founded in 1889, with the first gift card fund Academician Vasile Alexandrescu Urechia. Library Urechia V.A. "has over 600,000 titles and over 150 subscriptions to newspapers and magazines. As regards services, the library has organized and dispose of the loan department for adults and children Hall encyclopedic reference works, specialized reading rooms with 190 seats, listening and video room, alphabetical and systematic catalogs, cardstock, for their own collections, catalogs printed for Romanian and foreign books, online catalog monographic publications, specialized biographical information, a bibliography of Galati County. Since 1991, the institution moved to a complex automation and information processing, bibliographic databases are publicly available in 1994 through direct query terminal personnel or specialist assistance.

“Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati

The university assumes the role of civic and cultural centre, meant to contribute to creating and disseminating cultural values, to technological and scientific creation, to supporting all the economic, educational and social units in the area where it activates – the “Lower Danube” Euro-Region – and from all around the country, through a strong involvement in the socio-economic environment of the area.

The university offers the members of the academic community all the necessary conditions for valorising their skills in educational activities, through scientific research and within the socio-cultural manifestations which they organise.

“Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, as a public institution, assumes the mission to train specialists, at the level of excellence, in diverse socio-economic domains, to participate in sustaining and disseminating science and culture and to contribute to enriching the national knowledge patrimony through scientific research, knowledge and innovation, permanent learning and interculturality. “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati sustains and promotes its strategies within the local regional, national and international community.

ArcelorMittal Galati

ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, it is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. ArcelorMittal is present in 60 countries and has an industrial footprint in 19 countries.
Located in the South-East of Romania, ArcelorMittal Galati employs about 6,200 people and is the largest integrated steel plant in the country and leader in manufacturing metallurgical products, with a production capacity of 3 million tonnes of steel. Galati, known as the ‘steelmakers’ city’ is situated on the banks of the River Danube.

Damen Shipyards Galati

Romania’s Damen Shipyards Galati (DSGa) is the largest of Damen Shipyards Group’s 32 shipyards, repair yards and related companies worldwide. While Damen’s international sales organisation takes care of product development, self-managed DSGa has developed into a highly efficient production shipyard with a significant output. Since joining the group in 1999, the yard’s shipbuilding expertise and closely-managed supply chain have been behind some of Damen’s most important deliveries to date, fully representing the group’s diverse product portfolio. At the busy yard on the banks of the Danube, Damen’s unique shipbuilding concept comes to life. Delivering high quality vessels worldwide.

Damen Galati has a very diversified portfolio including anchor handlers, coast guard vessels, patrol ships/navy vessels, platform supply vessels and logistic support vessels, RoRo ships, ferries, dredgers and barges.