Drobeta-Turnu Severin is a city on the Danube river below the famous Iron Gate Gorge. It is a city with Roman roots and numerous monuments testifying to its multicultural past.
The city was founded by the Romans in a place where there was a convenient crossing over the Danube. In the 2nd century AD, the longest bridge in the Empire was built here. The Trajan Bridge, the ruins of which can be seen today, was over 1.2 km long. A reminder of the period of Roman rule in this area is also an archaeological site including the Roman Camp Drobeta.
The biggest attractions of Drobeta-Turnu Severin are the ruins of the Severin Fortress perched on a hill on the bank of the Danube. In the past, the stronghold guarded the Danube crossing, now it is a picturesque viewpoint, and the surrounding park is a popular recreational place.
Among the monuments of the city are the neo-Gothic Water Tower, the Church of Grecescu, the Church of Maioreas, the 19th-century Market Hall of Redu Negru and the Cathedral of the Resurrection. A modern attraction is the Kinetic Fountain in the main square of the city.
Above Drobeta-Turn Severin begins the picturesque Danube gorge known as the Iron Gate. This is where the mighty chain of the Carpathians begins. A scenic road runs through the deep canyon formed here by the Danube, from which you can see, among others the mighty sculpture of Decebal. The watershed are cruises on cruise ships, as well as boat and canoe trips. In the city itself, there is the Museum of Iron Gates.