We did a cruise and this was obviously one of the highlights. Over 300 ft tall, it's impressive. And right next to the most picturesque church on the river.
Statue of Decebal, built between 1994 - 2004, is located between the towns Eselnita and Dubova, 17 km from Orsova. It is 55 m high, is the tallest sculpture in stone in Europe. Decebal's face, carved into the rock is appearing in a top 5 of most spectacular statues in the world. Going to the statue of the city Orsova,... 更多
We observed this enormous carving in limestone from a river boat, and it certainly was impressive to be seen from a distance. It is nearly 43 meters in height and over 31 meters in width. There were many people on land in the area so presumably there were things to do there.
I was there with my family for about 2 hours. We took a boat tour with a local guide. The tour included a payed visit into a cave that used to be a military base. The price was less than 10 euros/person. It was totally worth it. I'd go back anytime.
We took a boat guide who also talked about how the statue was built and why it was never finished. At least from what he told us.
The trip to Decebal REX statue was an interesting experience. The statue is really impresive and there are also other obiectives to see on Danube river. We went with the boat on water for about half an hour. We recomand with pleasure!
Around Orsova there are many boat rides which could be taken at acceptable prices. We've chosen a private ride of 2h from a small village Eselnita, which was more expensive (300 ron) but it suited us better. During the tour you visit the romans old marks - Tabula Traian, the both small and large gorges (cazanele mici si mari), the... 更多