Did you know about the sad legend of Constanta Casino?

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There a lot of legends about the way that Constanta Casino was built, but one thing is for sure it is one of the most representative symbols of the city.

There is a legend saying that Constanta Casino was built by a navigator who had a girl. She died young at 17 years old. Then, her father decided to built the Casino for young people to share moments that his daughter couldn’t. If you look from the top, the casino supposed to look like a hearse and the windows like graves. Legend says that during the summer, those who lost gambling were jumping in the waves of the Black Sea. This explains the autumn and winter storms started in the seafront.


Constanta Casino is one of the most representative symbols of the city Constanta. It was built in 1909 and opened in August 1910. It is situated on the seafront in Constanta on Regina Elisabeta Avenue.

Its design was done by architect Daniel Renard, who made the first project in 1903. In 1905, the architect Petre Antonescu came up with a second project but was the project of Renard was chosen. The casino was, for decades, the only element of Art Nouveau architectural style, recognizable by its curved lines.