The churches made of chalk

A miracle of the Christendom from Dobrogea

At just 15 km from the Black Sea, near Murfatlar town, there is a cave complex, carved into a chalk hill more than 1,000 years ago.

If you arrive in this unique place, you will find a maze of rooms, inside of which were discovered several churches, a cemetery and even fireplaces. Though written in a mysterious language, with Greek, Cyrillic or Glagolitic letters, the inscriptions that still exist on the walls are still undeciphered.

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Basarabi-Murfatlar, Judetul Constanta, Romania

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How to get to "Travel in Constanta"

How to get by car


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.

How to get by train


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.

How to get by plane


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.

Accommodation in Constanta