Mahmud II Mosque, “Kral camisi” or “King’s Mosque” in Constanta, as it is called, is a unique architectural monument in Dobrogea and the main building of Muslim worship in the city.
The Great Mosque in Constanta houses an art collection where the most important object is the carpet brought from Ada Kaleh island as a donation of Abdul Hamid sultan. The carpet is 200 years old and comes from the famous handicraft center Herek in Turkey. It has 144 square meters with a length of 16 meters and weighing over 490 kg.
AddressStrada Arhiepiscopiei nr. 5 (Piata Ovidiu), Constanta, Romania
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.