Webcam Bac Braila-Smardan

The locality of Smârdan is located on the DN22 route, which connects Brăila to Măcin and Tulcea. Here is an important ferry crossing point, facilitating the connection between the counties of Tulcea and Brăila. Smârdan borders to the west with the municipality of Brăila, being located on opposite banks of the Danube. To the east, it borders the town of Măcin, located at a distance of 13 km.


In an old geographical description from 1350, the city of Brăila appears under the name “Drinago,” and in 1368 the name changes to Brayla, mentioned in a privilege of transport and trade granted to the Brasov merchants. Later, between 1538 and 1540, the city was occupied by the Turks, and from 1554 until 1829 it bore the name of Ibrail. Brăila experienced significant development in the early 20th century, becoming an important port for the entry and exit of goods from Romania. Since the 19th century, the city has undergone major changes such as paving and installing street lighting, establishing pharmacies, a weather station, the appearance of Belvedere Park, the opening of printing houses and a theater, as well as the construction of railways and factories.

Tourist attractions Independenței Square: It is the new center of the city and a place for political and socio-cultural events, but also a popular destination for walks. Here you can find various attractions such as the Belvedere Hotel, the statue of Ecaterina Teodoroiu, the monument of the December 1989 Revolution, the Palace of Agriculture, the bust of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, and an artesian fountain. Monument Park: It is one of the largest urban parks in Romania, covering an area of 90 hectares. It was initially named Kiseleff Park and was associated with a monument dedicated to the heroes of 1828. Although the monument no longer exists, the name remained. The park hosts various recreational facilities. Brăila Museum: Initially founded within the “Nicolae Bălcescu” High School, the museum hosts sections of ethnography, archaeology, history, art, and natural sciences. The collections are transparently displayed, offering a perspective on the evolution of the city and its inhabitants. Zoological Garden: Located in the southern part of the city, the zoo is a major attraction. Here visitors can admire a variety of animal species, including Siberian tigers, bears, ponies, swans, and many more. The garden offers facilities such as parking lots, playgrounds for children, and a horse riding manege. Danube Promenade: The Danube Promenade is the favorite place for relaxing walks along the riverbank. Here visitors can go cycling, rollerblading, or simply enjoy Romanian cuisine at the restaurants in the area. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike.