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Giurgiu is the capital city of Giurgiu County, Romania, in the Greater Wallachia. It is situated amid mud-flats and marshes on the left bank of the Danube facing the Bulgarian city of Rousse on the opposite bank. Three small islands face the city, and a larger one shelters its port, Smarda. It's a major crossing point between Romania and Bulgaria.

Things to See & Do

* Giurgiu fortress
* Turnul Ceasornicului (clock tower(
* The Bridge of Friendship
* The Historical Museum
* The street “Str. Garii” filled with markets

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Romanian leu (RON)
Language – Romanian
Population – 70,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 40

Port Location – The port at Giurgiu is located approximately 2km from the city centre of Giurgiu.

Travel Links - There are frequent buses from Bucharest (at least one per hour), trip takes about slightly over one hour. There are also a few buses per day to/from Rousse, the Bulgarian city across the river (coming and heading to Bucharest), but note they practically pass on the outskirts of Giurgiu.

There are several direct trains daily to/from Bucharest (international trains linking the Romanian capital with Sofia, Istanbul, Thessaloniki); they're rather slow ( at least 2 1/2 hours to get to Bucharest).