Dozens of people from Tulcea participate to Pelin Wine Festival, organized by the Town Hall of Sarichioi commune. The celebration starts early in the morning at the church in the locality which is dedicated to the Saint Great Martyr Demetrius – The One that Springs Myrrh, the place of worship at the religious service becoming insufficient for believers. Numerous contests, music and good mood accompany the participants throughout the entire event.

• Lipovenian Church I is located in Sarichioi locality and it has a special architecture, with many exterior biblical images that give an inestimable value to the entire edifice. (01)(02)

• Lipovenian Church II is distinguished by its large size, being located on a hill from where it quietly supervises the view.(03)(04)

• The Orthodox Church in Enisala has an inestimable value being a place of worship that urges to calm and spiritual retrieval.

• The Orthodox Church in Zebil conch-shaped with three apses, it has a large tower on the nave, and two clogged towers on the narthex.
The special arrangement of the spires towards the big spire and not towards the entrance to the church gives it an elegant appearance and a very harmonious overall proportion.

 

  • The monument in Zebil has the appearance of an obelisk built in the honour of the Romanian heroes killed in the battles fought in the area. The monument is shaped like an elongated pyramid trunk, of square plan and consists of concrete blocks, having engraved the names of the heroes who died on duty. Above a white cross is a bronze eagle, symbol of courage and bravery.
  • The bust of Mihail Moruzov from Zebil village, former head of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS).

Heracleea Fortress from Enisala was built with military, defensive and surveillance purposes from the height of the land roads and especially on the water in a period in which the mouths Cerneţ and Dunăvăţ were not yet blocked, and the current Razim Lake was still bay of the Black Sea. The fortress was built by the Byzantine imperial power and by the Genoese commercial one at the end of the thirteenth century and at the beginning of the fourteenth century, century in which it had military, political, administrative and less economic role. Between 1398 and 1416 it passed under the rule of Mircea cel Bătrân. Access to this fortress is made on the European road E87. (01)(02)(03)(04)

After the fifteenth century due to the formation of the sand cordons that separate Razim Lake from the Black Sea, the fortress was abandoned and ruined in the following centuries, because it no longer served the purpose for which it was built.

Yeni-Sale Fortress has an irregular polygonal plan that follows the sinuosities of the massif of Jurassic limestone on which it is placed.

The enclosure walls, the towers and bastions of the fortress, partially preserved and restored, are preserved mostly on a height of 5 – 10m. It draws the attention, as special architectural element, the main gate bastion, of oriental origin, with double arch, frequently encountered in the Middle Ages and used by the Byzantine builders in various buildings in the Balkan Peninsula but also in the Romanian Principalities at Neamțului Fortress, at the church of St. Nicholas Princely from Curtea de Arges and at the Moldavian churches built by Stephen the Great.

The fortification from Enisala was part of the Genoese colony chain which encompassed the cities from the Danube Mouths. Between 1397 and 1418, during the reign of Mircea cel Bătrân, the fortress was part of the defensive system of Wallachia. After the conquest of Dobrogea by the Turks in 1419/1420 here was installed an Ottoman military garrison. Later, due to the advance of the Turkish domination beyond the Danube Mouths, up to Cetatea Albă and Chilia (1484) and due to the formation of the sand cordons that separate Razelm Lake from the Black Sea, the fortress was abandoned. In the sixteenth century this no longer met the Turkish (Ottoman) strategic and economic interests.

The materials discovered during the archaeological researches and especially the Byzantine, Genovese, Tatar, Moldavian, Wallachian or Turkish coins attest the military, political, administrative and economic role that the fortress fulfilled.

The museal objective The peasant farm conserved in the site from Enisala village represents the synthesis of the traditional architecture in the north of Dobrogea at the beginning of the twentieth century. This is located in the centre of the village, on the right side of the road linking Babadag town with the localities in the area of Razim Lake. The architectural ensemble includes the house with pantry and some of the annexes typical for a household: the stable, the sheds, the kitchen and summer oven, the dovecot, the fountain.

The planimetry of the house is the traditional one: with central parlour and two rooms, winter kitchen and storeroom, having on the facade and on the side street, porch with railing and pillars. On the back side, to the north, almost on the entire length of the house, is located the pantry (the storage space).

The ornaments from the gable, with floral, geometric and zoomorphic motifs (affronted horses) made in fretwork technique, are those commonly found in the traditional architecture from this area.

There can be seen in these spaces: agricultural tools; painted carts, typical of Dobrogea; fishery tools: tools and cooperage, blacksmithing, beekeeping, pottery products, tools for the household industry. The interior of the house reveals the aesthetic principles of organizing the Romanian traditional living space.

Enisala Natural Reservation has a surface of 57 ha and is located on the administrative territory of Sarichioi commune. The reservation is representative for the fossil littoral landscape of the Black Sea, before the closing of the littoral lagoons, and constitutes a unique point of perspective in the country. (01)(02)

Razim Lake is the place where nature has made waste of beauty and divine craftsmanship, forming in time a place whose view is truly unforgettable.

Babadag Lake is a natural lake with a surface of 24.7 square kilometres and maximum depth of 3.5 km. Among the fish species that inhabit the lake we mention the catfish, the pike, the pike perch and the carp.

TL-I-s-B-05894 Roman settlement Sabangia village; Urban surface, NW sector and, partially, unincorporated area centuries IV – VI AD, Roman-Byzantine Age.

  • TL-I-s-B-05895 Necropolis Sabangia village; Urban surface, SW sector, inside the former SMA centuries II – III AD, Roman Age.
  1. TL I-s-B-05893 Sabangia archaeological site “- la Fântâna Ialnăscu”, at about 2 km N of the village, between DJ Sabangia- Agighiol and the western shore of Agighiol Lake;
  2. TL-I-m-B-05893.01 Settlement Sabangia village; “La Fântâna Ialnăscu”, at about 2 km N of the village, between DJ Sabangia- Agighiol and the western shore of Agighiol Lake end of tenth century – beginning of eleventh century, The early Medieval Age;
  3. TL-I-m-B-05893.02 Settlement Sabangia village; “La Fântâna Ialnăscu”, at about 2 km N of the village, between DJ Sabangia- Agighiol and the western shore of Agighiol Lake centuries I – IV AD, Roman Age;
  4. TL-I-m-B-05893.03 Settlement Sabangia village; “La Fântâna Ialnăscu”, at about 2 km N of the village, between DJ Sabangia- Agighiol and the western shore of Agighiol Lake century IV BC, Latène, Getic – Dacian Culture;
  5. TL-I-m-B-05893.04 Settlement Sabangia village; “La Fântâna Ialnăscu”, at about 2 km N of the village, between DJ Sabangia- Agighiol and the western shore of Agighiol Lake Neolithic;
  6. TL-I-s-B-05904 Tumuli aligned NW-SE (4) Sabangia village; 1km north of the point ” Trei Movile” ;
  7. TL-I-s-B-05896 The archaeological site from Sarichioi;
  8. TL-I-m-B-05896.01 Necropolis Sarichioi village; Urban surface, N limit centuries XVII – XVIII, Late Medieval Age;
  9. TL-I-m-B-05896.02 Rural settlement Sarichioi village; Urban surface, N limit centuries II – III AD, Roman Age;
  10. TL-I-s-B-05897 Settlement Sarichioi village; Urban surface centuries X – XII, Early Medieval Age;
  11. TL-I-s-B-05898 The archaeological site from Sarichioi, point “Bursucului Hill” Sarichioi village; “Bursucului Hill”, from the S limit of the urban surface up to approx. 2.5 km S of the locality, on the bank of Razelm lake;
  12. TL-I-m-B-05898.01 Settlement Sarichioi village; “Bursucului Hill”, from the S limit of the urban surface up to approx. 2.5 km S of the locality, on the bank of Razelm lake centuries XIV – XV, Medieval Age;
  13. TL-I-m-B-05898.02 Settlement Sarichioi village; “Bursucului Hill”, from the S limit of the urban surface up to approx. 2.5 km S of the locality, on the bank of Razelm lake centuries X – XI, Early Medieval Age;
  14. TL-I-m-B-05898.03 Settlement Sarichioi village; “Bursucului Hill”, from the S limit of the urban surface up to approx. 2.5 km S of the locality, on the bank of Razelm lake centuries IV – II BC, Getic Latène, Getic – Dacian Culture;
  15. TL-I-m-B-05898.04 Settlement Sarichioi village; “Bursucului Hill”, approx. 1.5 km S of the locality, on the bank of Razelm lake Hallstatt, Babadag Culture;
  16. TL-I-m-B-05898.05 Settlement Sarichioi village; “Bursucului Hill”, approx. 800 m S of the locality, on the bank of Razelm lake Late Bronze Age, New Culture;
  17. TL-I-m-B-05898.07 Settlement Sarichioi village; “Bursucului Hill”, approx. 2.5 km S of the locality, on the bank of Razelm lake Neolithic, Boian Culture;
  18. TL-I-s-B-05899 Rural settlement Sarichioi village; 1 km S of the village, on both sides of DJ Sarichioi-Enisala, on both slopes of Sărătura valley centuries II – III, Roman Age;
  19. TL-I-s-B-05900 Settlement Sarichioi village; 1 km S of the village, 500 m W of DJ Sarichioi-Enisala centuries IX – XI, Early Medieval Age;
  20. TL-I-s-B-05901 Tumulus Sarichioi village; 1 km S of the urban surface limit of Sarichioi village and 500 m W of the bank of Razelm Lake, at the highest altitude of Bursucului Hill;
  21. TL-I-s-B-05902 Grouped tumuli (3) Sarichioi village; “Țapi Hill”, la 1 km S of Sarichioi village and 1,1 km W of DJ Sarichioi-Enisala centuries IV-III BC, Latene;
  22. TL-I-s-B-05903 Grouped tumuli (5) Sarichioi village; Between 1.6 to 2 km NW of the N limit of the village, in the point “Trei Movile”.