Flights to Galati
Located in the historical region of Moldavia in the east of Romania is the city of Galati. It’s Romania’s seventh largest city and dates back to 1445, and today Galati features both old and new attractions.
With no local airport, you’ll have to arrange your flight to Galati for arrival at Bucharest’s Henri Coanda International Airport (airport code: OTP). There are numerous 1-stop flights to Galati to choose from departing from South Africa. Lufthansa and South African Airways connect in Munich, and Swiss Air has a route through Zurich. KLM is another option, and they transfer in Amsterdam. Brussels Airlines has a 2-stop flight to Galati, connecting in Frankfurt and Brussels. Flight times can vary between 15 and 25 hours.
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The Tourist Attractions of Galati:
Galati is located on the River Danube and it’s the largest seaport on it. The riverside setting makes this an attractive city and though there isn’t as much to do in Galati as there is in Bucharest, there is a range of attractions that make this an attractive destination.
Galati TV Tower
A good place to start any visit to Galati is at the Galati TV Tower. The tower itself may not be too much to look at but this is the tallest structure in Galati and it’s open to the public to provide excellent views over the city and surrounds. The tower is concrete and stands 150 metres high; completed in 1978 it has a restaurant and viewing deck.
Cathedral of St Nicholas
Another major landmark in Galati is the Romanian Orthodox Church Cathedral of St Nicholas. This is a beautiful and striking bright white building which clearly shows orthodox influences yet the architecture also has hints of Middle Eastern or Turkish styles with decorated arches and more. The cathedral is one of the newer churches of Galati as it was built in the 20th century.
Church of St Mary
Another striking church is that of St Mary. The Church of St Mary is a historic church that was built in 1647 and standing on the banks of the River Danube it was considered important enough to be fortified. A legend of Galati states that there was a tunnel dug out from the church and under the River Danube.
River Danube Sculpture Park
A good way to see the River Danube and also to experience some of Galati’s culture is to visit the sculpture park. It lines the River Danube and is situated on the promenade that runs alongside the river for several kilometres.
Other Attractions in Galati
Among the other things to see and do in Galati there is a pleasant botanical garden and a selection of museums if you’re into culture and want to find out more about Galati’s heritage.
When Should You Visit?:
Summers are warm to hot in Galati as the average high temperatures range between 24 and 28C from June to September and daytime highs are often warmer than this. The only drawback of the summer is that this is the slightly wetter season of the year, so be prepared for some rainfall. Spring and autumn are also a good time to visit as temperatures are still very pleasant, while winters are cool to cold.