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The tall icon of Costinesti, the Obelisk has curved white columns rising above the beach and can be seen for miles. Its height of 61 feet (18 meters) has made it a popular gathering point for vacationers. This prominent spot holds many events, competitions and music gigs. Despite its name, its shape is not typical for obelisks, which usually consist of a single column topped with a pyramid.
Admire the intricate lines of the structure, resembling the mast of a ship. It has six symmetrical columns. The inner pair are the straightest and tallest and the outer two pair are curved and shorter, attached to the structure’s midpoint.
Visit the beach at sunset to see the white structure against the moody red sky. From other parts of the beach look toward the Obelisk to see its unusual shape illuminated at night. It has become an iconic part of Costinesti’s skyline. Swim in the Black Sea and use the Obelisk as a marker to find your friends and family.
Stay at one of the many guesthouses, villas and hotels in this popular resort area. Watch one of the concerts that take place throughout the year when a stage is set up beside the Obelisk.
The site’s predecessor was constructed here in 1970, but floods in the region destroyed it and buried it beneath rubble. A year later, this larger and stronger structure was built.
It is said that the mud from the adjoining Lake Costinesti has healing properties. Purchase samples from vendors and apply it to your body. Enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants nearby and dance at a club in the evening.
The Obelisk is on Costinesti Beach on the eastern coast of the city. It stands in front of Lake Costinesti and its park is slightly south of the beach’s center. Cross one of the two bridges over the lake from the north to reach the large structure.
Make the most of your time at Obelisk. Here is a list of the top things to do:
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For more activities, examine our Costinesti things to do page.
Situated in Costinesti, this hostel is close to Obelisk, Summer Theater, and Costinesti Beach. Nearby attractions also include St. John the Baptist Cathedral.
This family-friendly Costinesti hotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Costinesti Beach, Summer Theater, and Obelisk. St. John the Baptist Cathedral is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.
Situated in Costinesti, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of St. John the Baptist Cathedral and Summer Theater. Costinesti Beach and Obelisk are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Neptun hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Comarova Forest and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Neptune Orthodox Church. Jupiter Beach and Costinesti Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Neptun, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Comarova Forest, Neptune Orthodox Church, and Jupiter Beach. St. John the Baptist Cathedral and Callatis Archaeological Museum are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Comarova Forest, Neptune Orthodox Church, and Jupiter Beach. Callatis Archaeological Museum and Esmahan Sultan Mosque are also within 9 mi (15 km).
This family-friendly Neptun hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Comarova Forest and Neptune Orthodox Church. Jupiter Beach is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.
This family-friendly Neptun hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Comarova Forest and Neptune Orthodox Church. Jupiter Beach is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away.