Danubius International Conferences, 5th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

The Exploitation of Tourism Resources in Braila City, a Danube Port

Anca Turtureanu
Last modified: 2015-05-23


The port city on the Danube, Braila has a long tradition in travel. This Danubian port appears named “Drinago” in an old Spanish geographical description and travels, “Libro del conocimiento/Book of Knowledge” (1350) and several Catalan maps (Angellino de Dalorto, 1325-1330 and Dulcert Angelino, 1339). Intense commercial transactions carried out in port, the opportunity of achieving high and quick returns have attracted many foreign merchants - Bulgarian, Macedonians, Albanians, Greeks, but also French, Belgian, Austrian, Italian, Hebrew, and many Romanians from Transylvania, Braila became a multiethnic entity. Future activities, specific to the trade from ports subscribe it on the tourist map of Romania. Tourist resources are the most diverse. The natural resources combine the picturesque ponds and lakes with the charm of wild beaches or protected areas such as the “Balta Mica a Brailei/The Small Pond of Braila”.