The Essential
On the Lower Danube, this large port has the picturesque feel of an Oriental city, as so well described by Braila-born Panait Istrati: "The tranquil gaiety and cosmopolitanism of the karakioi quarter appealed to me [...]; strolling there, I imagined myself on the banks of the Bosphorus". Piata Traian (with its church of the Holy Archangels) and Eminescu Street are the main tourist draws. Don't miss the ethnographic museum and the Orthodox church, witnesses to the cultural heritage of the town.