Local events
  • The festival “Day of the Fisherman” celebrates the most ancient tradition of the commune: fishing.
  • On the streets of the commune takes place the parade of the Lippovan Russians and of the folk ensemble Katiusa.
  • The Day of the village is organized in May.
  • Miner’s Day is celebrated in August.

The fortress served as military camp from the first half of the third century, and later as annex to the Roman military legions. South of the fortress, on a wide plateau, during the Roman period there was a civil settlement defended on three sides by natural valleys, with steep banks. The camp was destroyed in the time of Valens. The habitation is resumed in the early feudal era near the fortress developing a rural settlement.

The walls of the ancient fortress, 2 m thick, have been affected until nowadays both by the natural factors of erosion and by the effects of the Second World War and by the extraction of stone by the locals. As a result of some archaeological prospecting carried out in 2004, in the northern part of the site, inside the fortress, appeared the foundation of a stone wall with a width of 0.8 m. In the absence of some systematic archaeological researches the information about the history of the fortress are insufficient.

At only 8 km from Murighiol, at Mahmudia is located Salsovia fortress. It was considered a center of the cult of the sun in the time of the emperors Luciniu and Julian the Apostate. But with time, the fortress was to persist until the ninth century in spite of its destruction by the Goths in the fourth century. The settlement dates from the Roman-Byzantine era and had both civilian and military status, being fortified with two ditches and earthen rampart between them.

Inside Salsovia is “ consumed“ the final act of the drama of the emperor Luciniu (263-324 C.E.). Associated at reign with Constantine the Great, this was to be killed from the order of the latter. His refuge and death were mentioned by Mihail Sadoveanu in „Umbrele trecutului” (The shadows of the past).

The spiritual life is concentrated around the 5 places of worship specific to the different ethnic groups: 3 Lippovan old rite churches, a church dedicated to St. Nicholas of summer on May 22 and another one dedicated to St. George on May 6).

The workshop in Mahmudia, developed within the project „Biodiversity conservation through ecotourism cultivation and through the local traditions as alternatives for the sustainable development of the fishermen communities in the Danube Delta”, represents a concrete and viable alternative of sustainable development for the locals of the commune. In this workshop the tourists have the possibility to admire and purchase the products made by the 20 masters of the workshop: mats, baskets, vases etc.

The Mohammedan religious edifice represents a building of wall, of a captivating simplicity, standing out only the high tower joined to the mosque, arranged in the upper part with a pavilion from where the Muslim priests call their believers to prayer. (03)(04)

Construction intended to the Muslim worship celebration, built around 1832, the Muslim Mosque keeps unaltered the architectural details from the period when it was built.

Mahmudia village in the north of Dobrogea prepares intensively to become a rural cultural center as no other in the area. At the Community Centre of Mahmudia was arranged a studio theater where it was constituted the local band that bears the name of „Salsovia”. The name of the band, Salsovia, was chosen after the one of the ancient fortress from the time of the Emperor Luciniu, which was discovered by archaeologists in the current hearth of Mahmudia village. The young band has performances in Sulina, Crişan, Letea, Chilia Veche and in Periprava.

This cultural ambition of the fishermen locality comes from the desire to please the tourists who come in the summer in their village, in a number increasingly large, who must enjoy not only the beauty of the Delta, the fish borsch and the local customs and traditions, but also cultural activities.

Represents a mini-museum initiated by the local community offering the visitors sequences from the life of the fishermen communities in the Danube Delta. It will present functional household objects, various products of craft practical manufacture, scenes from the domestic life of the traditional fishermen families. During the summer season, Fisherman’s House will be able to host thematic temporary exhibitions, the intention of the community being to accomplish various partnerships with local guesthouses which will offer the tourists traditional local cuisine. At the Fisherman’s house you will be able to serve a fried fish, a fish borsch cooked by the locals, and the amateurs will have the opportunity to learn to cook on the spot, themselves, a fish soup like in the Danube Delta.

  • TL-I-s-B-05822 The archaeological site from Mahmudia; Urban surface, Northern central sector;
  • TL-I-m-B-05822.01 Settlement – Mahmudia village; Urban surface, Northern central sector Hallstatt;
  • TL-I-m-B-05822.02 Necropolis – Mahmudia village; Urban surface, Northern central sector Hallstatt;
  • TL-I-s-B-05823 Flat cremation necropolis – Mahmudia village; “Cairacul Mare”, approx. 3.5 km S of Mahmudia village centuries VI – BC, late Hallstatt, Ferigile Culture Bârseşti.
  1. TL-I-s-B-05824 Rural settlement Mahmudia village ; approx. 1 km SE of Mahmudia village, on the left DJ Mahmudia- Murighiol century IV AD, Roman Age;
  2. TL-I-m-B-05825.01 SettlementMahmudia village; approx. 1.5 km SE of the village, on a plateau which has to the S DJ Mahmudia – Murighiol and is bordered to the N by the channel Filip Roşu centuries IV – II BC;
  3. TL-I-m-B-05825.02 Settlement Mahmudia village; 2 km SE of the village, on a plateau which has to the S DJ Mahmudia – Murighiol and is bordered to the N by the channel Filip Roşu centuries IV – II BC, Hallstatt;
  4. TL-I-s-B-05827 Getic settlement Mahmudia village; approx. 4 km E of Mahmudia village, along the channel Filip Roşu centuries IV – III BC, Latène, Getic – Dacian Culture;
  5. TL-I-s-B-05828 SettlementMahmudia village; approx. 4 km E of Mahmudia village, approx. 300 m N of the road Mahmudia-Murighiol century XI, The early Medieval Age;
  6. TL-I-s-B-05829 Tumulus- Mahmudia village; approx. 3 km SE of Mahmudia village, on the right DJ Mahmudia- Murighiol;
  7. TL-I-s-B-05831 Tumuli (9)- Mahmudia village; between 1.5 km and 2.5 km SSE of Mahmudia village, near the hill Vârtop; have the orientation SE- NW, stretching over approx. 1 km;
  8. TL-I-s-B-05832 Tumuli (21)Mahmudia village; between DJ Tulcea-Murighiol, the access road to the mining exploitation and the S limits of the territory of the communes Mahmudia and Beştepe;
  9. TL-I-s-A-05833 The archaeological site ” Salsovia Fortress”Mahmudia village; 700 m NW of the western boundary of Mahmudia village;
  10. TL-I-m-A-05833.01 Salsovia Fortress Mahmudia village; 700 m NW of the western boundary of Mahmudia village end of the centuries I- VI AD, Roman-Byzantine Age;

TL-I-s-B-05834 Settlement Mahmudia village; in the proximity of the Roman fortress, to the W centuries IV – I BC, Hellenistic Age.