Situated on the Danube River, Galati is part of the historical Romanian region of Moldovia. During the 1960’s, the town was linked with Coventry, due to its post-war similarities and volume of industrial investments.
Many of the buildings here are renowned for their architecture, dating back to the 18th century. The oldest building here is the Fortified Precista Church, and is typical of Romanian architecture, with a bell tower and battlements for observation of the Danube Valley, and is well worth visiting. It is said there may even be a tunnel from the church under the Danube River.
The Botanical Garden dominates the left bank of the Danube in Galati, and is the site of the Museum of Natural History, with a huge collection of tropical and subtropical plants. Also on a natural theme, the nearby Garboave Forest, with 1,000 acres of oak trees, and the Ostrovul Prut Natural Park are further examples of the stunning natural world in Romania.