Statue of King Decebalus
Statue of King Decebalus
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Jackie
United Kingdom102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We drove up to the sculpture but found the experience, not the sculpture, a bit underwhelming in that it was just 'there'! A bit like when you drive on the A303 trunk road, look up and say, "Oh. There's Stonehenge."
We couldn't find any footpaths to walk up to it or around it, so once you see it, you're done, although I got a fabulous photo of our truck camper with the sculpture.
The sculpture is amazing, I don't want to belittle it. I think we just visited it in the wrong way! it would be nicer to have taken a boat trip to get that 'wow' factor when you first see it from the water, rather than seeing it from a car window.
The best views from land are from the bridge.
Written November 18, 2023
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Ovidiana C
Romania724 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
I recomand to all Romanian citizen to see all area! Monument is great, located beatifull and a boar guide can tell you more!
Maybe is also nice in night becouse is lighted in 3 Romanian flag colours.
Yes ... come here, is perfect excelent for weekend!
Written August 29, 2020
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William P
Glendale, AZ1,259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We passed this huge stone face on a river trip down the Danube. It is almost at the northern entrance to the Iron Gates gorge. It commemorates the last Dacian King Decebalus who defended his country (present day Romania) against the encroaching Roman emperors. He lived about 2000 years ago.
Written April 18, 2022
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Radu Simionoff
Dumbravita, Romania232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
The Statue of King Decebalus is located in Dubova, in the Banat region of Romania and it is the tallest stone sculpture in Europe and the second tallest in the world, haveing a height of 55 meters and a width of 25 meters.
Written March 13, 2021
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littlekimms
bucuresti154 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
there is nothing to see. a rich man decided to remind about dacs roots but the result is a kitch.

you can only see it from the danube, from a boat althought there are some cars stopping there but the perspective is not great.

you can see the falling nose.
Written February 16, 2013
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Alexandru D
Ploiesti, Romania149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
If you are in Orsova just go to Iron Gates to see this magnificent statue of King Decebal head. It is a large statue on the shore of Danube. Just in front of the statue there is a bridge where you can take beautiful photos (i.e. I see no reason to have a boat trip around the statue and to spend 25-30 RON since you have a better view from the bridge which is about 50 m from the statue). Near the statue on the road you can visit an old church/monastery and if you combine the visit with St. Ana Monastery you can spend a great day in Orsova.
Written December 31, 2017
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Rey M
Sarnia, Canada1,692 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
As part of a river cruise to Eastern Europe, our ship stopped for about 30 minutes on the Iron Gates gorge of the the Danube River between Serbia and Romania to see and enjoy the impressive rock carving of the face of Decebalus, last king of the Dacian Empire (now Romania). The 40 meter (about 131 feet) high rock carving on the side of a mountain in Orsava, Romania is quite impressive, and is a popular landmark destination. The carving was started in 1994 and completed in 2004. There are a number of facilities on the site, and there is an Orthodox church before the rock carving (if one is coming from Belgrade). The local tourists can rent boats to see the rock carving from the Danube River. Although we did not go to the site itself, the view from our cruise ship was quite impressive.
Written September 29, 2015
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MariusA68
Montreal, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014
If you reach by car this place (18 Km from Orsova), don't miss the chance for a Boat-Ride (25 RON) with this nice guy (Flavian) born here. You will not be disappointed.
Written July 3, 2014
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Vio_London_Herts
Murano, Italy56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
The most horrible kitsch you can ever see.
Under the face of Decebalus there is a Latin inscription which reads "DECEBALUS REX—DRAGAN FECIT" ("King Decebal—Made by Drăgan"). Oh, the irony...
Written May 19, 2014
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Travelingman331
Alexandria, VA115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We visited on a Saturday about noon at the end of May. There were a fair amount of people but we found parking on the side of the road like everyone else. There is a bridge which crosses a tributary of the Danube a directly faces the carving. From here you can easily take pictures and enjoy the view. It wasn't too crowded when we were there. There are booths selling snacks and souvenirs as well. Expect to be approached by individuals wanting to sell you a boat tour. These tours cost about 30 lei and take around 45 minutes in total. You get a closer view of the carving but I think you can get better photos from the bridge. The boat tours do allow you to see more of the Danube though so it may be worth it. All in all this is worth checking off your list while driving around Romania.
Written May 25, 2019
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