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Jurilovca (Romania)

sunset on the seaWelcome to Jurilovca

Come to Jurilovca, a destination for everybody, where the hospitality of people blends with the serenity of the blue waters of the Danube and the Bndck Sea.

Jurilovca awaits its guests in Tulcea County/Dobrogea historical region, in the middle of a fairy tale landscape neighboring the Black Sea and the Danube Delta. It is the youngest region of Europe, the creed of a unique biodiversity, declared a biosphere reserve and listed on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage and the Ramsar Convention sites regarding the wetlands of international importance.

Jurilovca as founded by Lipovans at the beginning of the 19th century. The ancient small village grew and became an important fishing center in Danube Delta area. Traditional houses and old buildings recall the origin of the city.


The area offers numerous possibilities for tourists: the seaside beach at Gura Portiţei, the ancient fortress Argamum (Orgame), boat routes in Razelm-Sinoe lake complex, fishing, traditions of Romanian and Lipovan community and attractive events.

You can discover the region with tours such as the Northern or Southern circuits of the lagoon, Babadag Forest Circuit, the monasteries circuit, the Razim – Delta Route, following the ancient road that connected the Greek–Roman towns from the South to the North of Dobrogea.

Sightseeing tips

  • Enjoy the fresh salt water of Razim – Sinoe lake complex;
  • Discover the well preserved traditions of Romanians and Lipovans ;
    The traditional Lipovan houses are thatch roofed and the facades are painted in white and blue. The traditional bath, built separately from the house itself, looks like a Russian sauna and the bathing act is almost of ceremonial nature, especially before major holidays. The traditional costume is still worn on holidays;
  • Step into the ancient world in Orgame/Argamum fortress
    It was founded in the 7-th century BC, by the Greeks of Miletus, being the first settlement on the present territory of Romania mentioned in an ancient source. The fortress was inhabited more than 12 centuries


Last update: 16/09/2014 | Top