Saints Paul and Peter Cathedral, Constanta

4.6
#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Constanta
Religious Site Church
The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Constanţa, located at 25 Arhiepiscopiei Street, Constanţa, Romania, is the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Archbishop of Tomis, as well as a monastery. Situated between Ovid Square and the Black Sea in front of the Archbishop's Palace, it was built on the city's peninsular zone in 1883-85 following plans by architect Ion Mincu. The cornerstone was laid on 4 September 1883, during the reign of Iosif Gheorghian, Metropolitan of All Romania. The church was consecrated on 22 May 1895.The building served as a parish church until 1923, when the Diocese of Constanţa was established. In that year it became a cathedral, serving as such until 3 August 1941, when its altar and iconostasis, along with icons and paintings, were partly destroyed by aerial bombardment during World War II. It was restored after the war, from 1946-51. Patriarch Justinian Marina and Bishop Chesarie Păunescu re-consecrated it on 14 January 1951; at that time, Păunescu's seat was moved from Constanţa to Galaţi and the building once again became a parish church. Exterior repairs took place from 1957-59. When the diocese at Galaţi became an archdiocese on 9 November 1975, a vicar bishop began serving at Constanţa, returning the church to the status of cathedral, once again becoming an archdiocesan cathedral when the Tomis Archdiocese was revived in 1990.
Use our Constanta trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Saints Paul and Peter Cathedral and other attractions in Constanta.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Saints Paul and Peter Cathedral

Plans in Constanta by other users

10 days in Romania BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, kids, outdoors, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Romania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Romania BY A USER FROM SERBIA July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Barcelona & Constanta BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Romania BY A USER FROM ROMANIA July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Romania BY A USER FROM ROMANIA July, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Romania BY A USER FROM ROMANIA October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Romania BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Romania BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Romania BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Romania BY A USER FROM PALESTINE July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Romania BY A USER FROM ROMANIA September, culture, outdoors, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Constanta

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Constanta

To save money on a trip to Constanta, book your accommodations in the old quarter around Sfatului Square, instead of the higher-priced neighboring town of Mamaia. Reserve a spot at a hotel, hostel, or guesthouse here and all of the nightlife and parties will be within a 15-minute cab ride. If you came to enjoy the beach, stay in one of the hotels or apartments along the Black Sea coast. Reserve your room well in advance if you plan to visit during the summer, as availability is limited and prices are higher.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
54 reviews
  • A beautiful example of Orthodox architecture and art. Open and free to enter. Worth seeing the frescoes in the entrance way.  more »
  • The most beautiful cathedral in Constanta. Is situated on sea side in the historic center of Constanta. Is the most preferred for weddings and related events. A beautiful and peaceful place for prayer...  more »
  • Like all Eastern Orthodox, the inside is filled with wonderful paintings. An easy walk from Ovidius Square and another easy walk to the Casino on the Black Sea.  more »