The Roman Mosaic-floored Edifice

The expression of greatness of Tomis port (town)

The building, erected probably towards the end of II century AD, was enlarged and amplified in later centuries. The floor was done in the fourth century and the whole assembly, with subsequent repairs, worked until the early seventh century. A portion of 850 sqm from the pavement was kept. Terrace A represents the ancient place for living and terrace C is the level of storage rooms (11 rooms with vaulted ceiling). At the same level, in continuation of the building, there are a series of rooms that served as workshops. Terrace D is the other warehouse for storing goods, located just in front of the ancient port quays and is now below sea level. The connection between the terraces was made through a staircase with large and tall limestone stairs. The museum hosts collections of goods from the ships, found in the warehouses of the building: anchors, bars, weights, amphorae with painting and resins, statuettes, collections of lamps, marble tiles, polychrome mosaic, pillar heads. In the former warehouses epigraphic monuments, found in different centers of Dobrogea, are exposed.

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Adresa: Piata Ovidiu , Nr. 12
Judetul Constanta, localitatea Constanta
Telefon: 0241-614.562; 0241-618.763; 0341-408.739;

Opening time

30 May - 29 September

Opening hours

Luni: 08:00 - 20:00
Marti: 08:00 - 20:00
Miercuri: 08:00 - 20:00
Joi: 08:00 - 20:00
Vineri: 08:00 - 20:00
Sambata: 08:00 - 20:00
Duminica: 08:00 - 20:00

Note: See the public transport page for more informations.

How to get to "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.

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