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Iron Gates

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Address: Danube River, Orsova 225200, Romania

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Again The Danube is very nice at the Iron Gates , it's deep too about 100m if it's rainy and 50-60 m if it's not

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So we spent 3 days in the south-east of the Romania, beautiful and adorable. A little romanian Gorge du Verdon like i like to call it. Really worth few visits to an active break and relaxing in the same time. On our way back we thougth to visit the museum of the Iron Gates, because you know this changed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Again The Danube is very nice at the Iron Gates , it's deep too about 100m if it's rainy and 50-60 m if it's not

Thank qbel
Versailles, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

One of the most impressive monuments of the region, the Decebal sculpture in the rock can be seen by going by car and by boat also. The Iron Gates are not in the same place, but not too far neither.

1 Thank Ana-Maria C
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We joined the Emerald Waterways ship Emerald Sun in Giurgiu, Bulgaria for a sailing towards Budapest which included a day journeying the length of the Iron Gates gorge. The views are pretty spectacular especially when compared with the rest of the Danube in this area, which are quite nondescript. The weather was perfect so we were able to sit on... More 

Thank andrewlgc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went on a "cruise" starting from the Decebal's head statue. Right from the beginning there was something that put me off: unprofessional people trying hard to get your money. After a half an hour wait for a group to form we embarked on the "magnificent journey". After the "captain" briefly spit out the facts he turned... More 

1 Thank Alin P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This is one of the most picturesque areas of the Lower Danube. The Iron Gate is one of Europe’s most dramatic natural wonders, a spectacular narrow gorge with enormous white limestone cliffs.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

You really can't adequately visit the Iron Gates unless you travel through the 83 mile long narrow gorges by boat. You can take a bus ride along the shore but it isn't the same as being in the gorge. The gorge is between Romania and Serbia. The river narrows here and becomes very deep - up to 174 feet. In... More 

Thank bczican
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The Iron Gate is a scenic narrow and deep stretch of the Danube River that is home to the Decebalus statue carved into the rock face. It is the tallest rock sculpture in Europe at 43 meters high. It was sculpted between 1994-2004 on the Romanian side of the river. On this stretch of river, Bulgaria is on the south... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The iron gates is a very narrow gorge in the Danube that separates Romania from Serbia and it is a beautiful place in ideal settings a lovely place to drive closed to two national parks one in each side of the border

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Thrilling natural surroundings. You can feel the power of nature. Expect bad road. Every passengers will enjoy the view but the driver. :)

1 Thank Laszlo J

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