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Iron Gates

Danube River, Orsova 225200, Romania
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A spectacular geographic formation

The Iron Gates represent a number of narrowings on the course of the Danube river as it proceeds... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gabriel H
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
One of the greatest places in Romania

Unlike some places in Romania, the Iron Gates Natural Park is not a kind of place where you can... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Vladimir1998
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Danube River, Orsova 225200, Romania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Iron Gates represent a number of narrowings on the course of the Danube river as it proceeds towards the East and South and serves as the border between Serbia and Romania for a long stretch, specifically around 80 miles. This stretch of the river...More

Thank Gabriel H
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Unlike some places in Romania, the Iron Gates Natural Park is not a kind of place where you can spend days or weeks and do something different each day, as the choice of things to do is quite limited. Nevertheless, it is truly one of...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Huge carving from stone in the side of a mountain. The best view is from the river, I was on a river cruise. Not much else to see through the area.

Thank lgpanther
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Best way to see the Iron Gates is from the river, on the deck of a boat. Especially nice when the weather is warm and you have refreshment! Engineering is amazing. The rock sculpture of Decebalus,the last king of Dacia is a huge carving in...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I forget the name of the guy whose face was carved on the side of the mountain but is nice to see. The sculpture is on the Romania side of river but you are on Serbian side to see it. As you trek up stream(...More

Thank 427BeatleBob
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Travelled along the Danube on the Filia Rheni 11. The river cruise started in Rumania, passed through the Iron Gates, visited Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia and finally Austria. The Iron Gates are superb, particularly that massive statue of the king of Dacia. The Danube is a...More

Thank Abrumar
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

During our Romania Trip we also traveled to the Iron Gates.The first view of the gates when you come down the road from the mountains is stunning. We took a guided tour down to the turbines which was very interesting. Especially the fact that Serbia...More

Thank Q-Treiber2015
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Impresive view, unfortunatelly not to much marketed. It is a wonderful place to visit and it is very impressive.

Thank Raluca N
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

One of the highlights of our river cruise was sailing up this beautiful gorge, lake, and other things of interest. It is the start of the best part of the Danube north.

Thank scvrose
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Our cruise ship passed through this gorge on a gloriously sunny Sunday morning and everyone was just struck dumb by the beauty and tranquility of it all. This whole area has been at the centre of so many conflicts involving so many tribes/invaders/benign and malevolent...More

Thank Ann C
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RobEnJolanda
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Response from Thierry D | Reviewed this property |
No , I did not visit the Serbian side.
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Response from booptraveler | Reviewed this property |
We were on a Viking cruise and we did spend the day after visiting Belgrade cruising the gorge & Iron Gate en route to Bulgaria. . Maybe it is a bus tour to visit the lock system? (We did that when we went thru the Panama... More
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