ABOUT GALATI CITY

     Galaţi city (more than 300.000 inhabitants) is situated in the Eastern part of România. Its surface is about 241,5 km2 and it is located on the left bank of the Danube, at the confluence of the two rivers: the Siret and the Prut.

     Galaţi city has developed from an ancient Dacian settlement in one of the Danube's fords, between the 6th - 5th centuries b.c., while preparing the two wars fought by the Roman Emperor Traian, against the Dacians between 101-102 and 105- 106, it will know the influence of the Roman civilization, because it probably depends on the Roman camp from Barbosi, an area witch let christianism spread in Moldavia in the 3rd century.
     Today, Galati city lies on three terraces: the valley of the city has an altitude between 5 and 7 meters (the nucleus of the ancient city, at present being the center of the city) and the other with more than 40 meters altitude (the modern city).
     Cultural guide marks of Galati are the testimonies of the urban community evolution over the time. Galati was considered the provincial rown with the best theatre audience after its capitals Bucharest and Iasi because of the large number spectators present at the performances of the companies on tour. The Theatre "Fani Tardini" The Musical Theatre "Nae Leonard" and The Puppet Theatre "Gulliver" accomplished their duty for the people fond of art from Galati as well as The History Country Museum, The Visual Sciences Museum or "V.A. Urechia" Library
     Architectural testimonies prove the existence of this Romanian civil settlement from the Danube ford through important art monuments among which "Precista" Church (17th century), The Episcopal Cathedral (1906) The Administrative Palace is the work of the architect Ion Mincu in 1904. The Low Danube University of Galati is the continuation of a semi centennial tradition of academic education.
     One event representing the apogee of Galati cultural and artistic manifestations is represented by Galati Celebration under the patronage of St. Apostle Andrei. The specific attraction of Galati city is, certainly The Danube Cliff, unique in Europe for the metal sculptures realized 30 years ago by Romanian artists, in some national creation camps.