The Roman fortress got up on a limestone spur, just across the round bay around which the present village settled. There are still present here the massive and monumental ruins of the citadelle from the fourth century AD. From the camp of the II th century were preserved only the foundation of one of the towers of the gate and the sill’s gate.
Capidava village rests on the Dobrogea high bank of Danube river, at midway between the national roads 2A (E 60) (Constanta-Harsova-Slobozia-FC-Bucharest) and 3A – A2 – 22C (Bucharest-Cernavoda highway, then continued by the road 22C to Constanta). Thus, the visitor can reach the city following the county road DJ 223, or by coming from Harsova (the intersection of Hanul Morarilor – Tichilesti – Topalu – Capidava) or from Cernavoda (through Seimeni – Danube – Capidava).
Satul Capidava se gaseste pe malul dobrogean inalt al Dunarii, la jumatatea distantei intre drumurile nationale 2A (E 60) (Constanta-Harsova-Slobozia-Urziceni-Bucuresti) si 3A – A2 – 22C (autostrada Bucuresti-Cernavoda, continuata apoi cu 22C inspre Constanta). Vizitatorul poate astfel ajunge la cetate urmand DJ 223, fie venind dinspre Harsova (prin intersectia de la Hanul Morilor – Tichilesti – Topalu – Capidava), fie dinspre Cernavoda (prin Seimeni – Dunarea – Capidava).
Note: See the public transport page for more informations.
The car is the most convenient and inexpensive alternative to get to Constanta. The distance between Bucharest - Constanta is 225 km and can be made in 2 hours and 30 minutes. The time increases considerably during the summer months, when roads are crowded with those who want to sunbathe on the Romanian coast. The most popular route is Sun Highway: Bucharest - Fundulea - Lehliu - Drajna - Fetesti - Cernavoda - Constanta.
At the railway station from Constanta arrive trains from the most important cities of the country: Bucharest, Suceava, Iasi, Buzau, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, etc. Trains of different categories leave from Bucharest and the minimum duration of the trip is of 4 hours. Ticket price starts from 30 lei.
Constanta has two airports: The International Airport Mihail Kogalniceanu and the Tuzla Airfield. In Constanta arrive flights from Bucharest, Timisoara, Milano, Pisa, Brussels, Nuremberg, Wien.