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Iron Gates

Danube River, Orsova 225200, Romania
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great view from the boat

Huge carving from stone in the side of a mountain. The best view is from the river, I was on a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oshawa, Canada
Fabulous sight from the boat

Best way to see the Iron Gates is from the river, on the deck of a boat. Especially nice when the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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“iron gate” (11 reviews)
“river cruise” (10 reviews)
Danube River, Orsova 225200, Romania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Kelcardon
Reviewed 11 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
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
Reviewed 7 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
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
Reviewed 29 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
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
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We took a river cruise and all of the days that we were ata port were great, however being able to navigate the danube and were able to see the Kings sculpture was a unique experience, full of natural wonders.

Thank Juan D
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We cruised through the lower Danube area enroute to the Iron Gates. The beautiful gorge with limestone cliffs forms the boundary between Serbia and Romania. The gorge is on the Danube between Romania and Serbia and separates the Carpathian Mountains from the Balkan Mountains. An...More

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5 January 2017|
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Response from Thierry D | Reviewed this property |
No , I did not visit the Serbian side.
Jane W
18 September 2016|
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