European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2016
Premises of the Religious Cultural Tourism Development in the Galati –
Braila Urban Perimeter
Anca Turtureanu1, Mihaela Diaconu (Istrate)2
Abstract: The authors aim at analyzing the possibilities of urban tou rism development. In the urban areas
Galati – Braila it begins to require cultural tourism. Religious tourism, as being the oldest manifestation of
cultural tourism finds its resources in this are a. The difference between this form of tourism and others is ju st
the religious motivation of tourists. The forms of religiou s tourism are diverse, but it prevails in the area
visiting the holy places. The two urban centers, Galati and Braila offers besides traditional cultural tourism
resources, the promenade - Danube promenade trails, opportunities for health care, Lacul Sarat or recognized
places of worship such as monasteries and Salt Lake subdued in the Archdiocese of Lower Danube.
Keywords: urban tourism; culture; religion; tourist traffic
Located at the east central part of Romania, at the confluence of the Danube and Prut and Siret rivers,
Galati County has an area of 4466 km², which represents 1.9% of the country’s surface. An area of
confluence between Covurlui Plateau at the North (50% of the county’s surface), the Tecuci and
Covurlui plains (34%) and Lower Siret and Prut’s floodplain in the south (16%), Galaţi County
represents a unitary structure from the physical and geographical point of view. Galati city on 1
January 2016 had a population of 304 340 inhabitants.
Braila County is located in the east of the country, in the fluvial-lacustrine Romanian Plain. By its
surface of 4765.8 square kilometers, it represents 2% of the country. Braila municipality on 1 January
2016 had a population of 210 602 inhabitants.
I. The Tourist Circulation in the Galati - Braila Urban Perimeter
The tourist circulation has been analyzed in terms of four indicators, over a period of 10 years.
Although Galati city’s population has higher value with approximately 100,000 inhabitants, the
following recorded indicators have comparable values.
1 Professor, PhD, Department of Economics, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., Galati
800654, Romania, Tel.: +40372361102, Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 PhD in progress, Doctoral School “Simion Mehedinti”, Bucharest & Teacher, Theological Seminar “Sf. Andrei”, Romania,
Address: 48 Mihai Bravu Str., Galati 800208, Romania, Tel.: +40236 411 431, E-mail: email@example.com.