Regional Overview

The Royal Riviera

The lands of Dobruja are formed by a low-lying mountain range that diverts the Danube north on its voyage to the sea. With the landscape mostly given over to agriculture, most of the population lives on the coast, where you can find some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches and dramatic seaside cliffs. Ancient ruins and fortresses dot the entire coast and offer limitless potential for exploration between the beachside cocktails.

Regional Identity

What to Lookout For

  • The National Parks of the Danube Delta: a vast collection of forests, marshlands, lagoons, and winding rivers
  • The ruins of ancient Greek and Roman settlements along the coast
  • The dramatic cliffs and white sand beaches of the Black Sea Coast




Justin Bunch | CityscapeTravel

What is Dobruja?

Dobruja is a land of rolling hills and wide expanses of fertile land. At its edges, though, lie an endless morass of wetlands and forests amidst a riverine labyrinth. The ever-shifting silhouette of the Danube further complicated the region’s settlement by denying Dobruja a fixed geographical extent. As a result, even the Romans initially chose not to occupy the northern two-thirds of the area, building their fortifications along Trajan’s Wall, which can still be seen today. For the adventurous tourist, Dobruja offers a wild and rugged landscape with the cities and ruins of the people who made it their home.

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My Subjective Travel Rankings

To understand where the categories come from, see this article here.

3 / 10

The score is based on the following:

  • Accommodation: 4
  • Transportation: 1
  • Volume/Capacity: 3
  • Infrastructure: 1
  • Interactivity: 6

5.3 / 10

The score is based on the following:

  • Context: 6
  • Monuments: 6
  • Quality: 4

6.5 / 10

The score is based on the following:

  • Abstraction: 8
  • Tradition: 5



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