Located only 8 km north of the Bulgarian border, it is very well known, especially as a watering resort. Formerly called Callatis, a fortified fortress, Mangalia is situated at the same latitude as French Nice and Monte Carlo resorts. The Mangalia Hotel, a special cure hotel with 280 rooms, stays open throughout the year and is served by highly qualified staff. The therapeutic treatment includes thalassic therapy, mineral-rich mud baths and the "Gerovital" cure. The main attractions are: the ruins of the ancient fortress Callatis, the Turkish Mosque and The Archaeological Museum.