Babadag, Dobruja, Romania
> The largest locality in the Delta after the city of Tulcea
> The Oriental Art Museum and the Ali-Gazi-Pasha Mosque
> Razim-Sinoe lakes are located nearby
Babadag is located 35km from Tulcea, close to a small lake, in the densely wooded highlands of northern Dobruja. Its name means "the mountain of the father" in Turkish.The Babadag Lake is divided only by a strip of marshland from Razim Lake, a broad landlocked sheet of water spilling into the Black Sea.
About Babadag, Dobruja
The name of Babadag come from the 13th century, when a large number of Turks settled to Dobruja. The construction of a fortress was begun here but by 1650 only the fortress' foundation walls and towers were standing. The town's location near to the Black Sea made it a target for the Russian navy, the town was bombed by the Russians in 1854 during the Crimean War. Following the war between the Ottoman and Russian empires (1877-1878) Babadag became part of an independent Romania. At Babadag, the Romanian Army operates one of the largest military training facility in Europe, also used by the US forces.
Places to visit in Babadag, Romania
Obiectiv Ali-Gazi-Pasha Mosque
…built in 1522, is the oldest mosque in Romania.
The Oriental Art Museum
…is hosted by the 19th century "Panaghia" building. Its collections feature beautiful artifacts, religious & military items, Turkish dolls, Anatolia carpets, among others.
Concerts & Festivals in Dobruja