Starting by car from Drobeta Turnu Severin, you can follow E70 towards Timisoara.
After 15 km you can stop at Iron Gates 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP), in order to visit its museum. After chronologically arranged artifacts from the area, starting stone age, continuing with bronze, iron, Roman period, and Otoman/Turkish one, you will have a visual description of the construction and the hydro power units of the Romanian side of the HPP. You will also have a glimpse of the machine hall (approx. 220 m long, 25 m tall), descending by an elevator.
|Iron Gates 1, dam and hydroelectric power plant|
After driving 5 km, you will see a road sign to the right, indicating 1 km to Vodita Monastery. Worth a visit!
Before leaving Orsova towards Eselnita, go to St. Ana Monastery.
|Orsova - Dragalina Park, and a cruise ship in background|
|Decebalus Rex - Dragan fecit|
|Pensiunea Melba: Reflections first...|
|Dubova bay (above and below)|
|Can you notice the Ship Shaped Shadow in the center of this photo? :-)|