Iron Gates

Monastery St. Ana in Orsova

Situated just above the Iron Gates, where the Cerna River meets the Danube, Orsova is one of the oldest human settlements in Eastern Europe.

Here you will visit the monastery St. Ana. The monastery was built right after the WWI and served as a monastery until 1945,when it was transformed into a hotel and the church into a restaurant. Since the place is used as a monastery again.

Turnu Severin

The Emperor Traian has ordered the construction of the largest bridge in the Roman history at Drobeta Turnu Severin 2000 years ago. You can see nowadays the ruins of the bridge next to the Iron Gates Museum, the richest History and at the same time Folk Art Museum in the region.

Take a stroll in the town's center and you will discover besides a nice park with roses some valuable statues of the Romanian's ancestors.

Hercules's Spa

The legend says that the mighty Hercules stopped in the valley to bathe and rest. During the 165 years occupation of Dacia, the Herculaneum Spa was known all over the Roman Empire as a leisure center of the Roman aristocrats.
You will see here one of the oldest trees in South Romania, the archeological Museum Nicolae Cena and the ruins of the Roman baths.

Brief information

  • The biggest hydro electric station on the Danube
  • The most spectacular landscapes at the Iron Gates Gorges
  • Important cultural and archeological sites in Orsova Veche and Baile Herculane “Hercules' roman baths”


  • Orsova
  • Turnu Severin