10 Things to Do in Drobeta-Turnu Severin That You Shouldn't Miss

December 29, 2017 Roger Rusk

Drobeta-Turnu Severin (Romanian pronunciation: [droˈbeta ˈturnu seveˈrin]; Latin: Drobeta; Hungarian: Szörényvár, Szörénytornya; Bulgarian: Северин; Serbian: Дробета-Турн Северин/Drobeta-Turn Severin) is a city in Mehedinți County, Oltenia, Romania, on the left bank of the Danube, below the Iron Gates.
Restaurants in Drobeta-Turnu Severin

1. Danube Valley

Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania
Excellent
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28%
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4.5 based on 73 reviews

Danube Valley

Reviewed By Gabriel H - Bellaire, Texas, United States

The Danube river is one of the mightiest and longest rivers in Europe. As it crosses various countries, it creates its own microclimate. It enriches great cities *Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade,m etc.) it fertilizes enormous tracts of land that even today serve as the agricultural powerhouses of the continent. Th stretch through the Iron Gates, a 130+km distance, offers an incredible example of how water always gets its way and finds paths to get across mountain ranges, Valleys and, over centuries and millennia, carve its own way. During this stretch, the Danube goes from a calm, wide expanse of water, through short distances where it narrows down to just over 100 feet, but becomes very deep, and its current accelerates as the river roars past the rocky obstacles. Cruising up or down the river through the Iron Gates is an unforgettable experience.

2. Fantana arteziana / artesian well

Carol Avenue, Drobeta-Turnu Severin 220099, Romania
Excellent
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Fantana arteziana / artesian well

Reviewed By dorotheaBucharest - Bucharest

Well, the Fountain looks nice. In the centre of the city. And it looks refreshing on a very hot day. It is modern and intersting.

3. Water Castle

Str. Crisan | Str. Adrian, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania
Excellent
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Water Castle

In 1914, The Water Castle (Castelul de apa) was opened. Considered an emblematic monument to the people of Severin, it gives identity to the city by being built in one of the major traffic roundabouts of the settlement.

Reviewed By DianaWJ - Chester, United Kingdom

This is near the town centre, takes about 5 mins to see, but quite nice if you are there anyway. It is lit up at night.

4. Parcul Tudor Vladimirescu

Str. Traian Way, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania
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5 based on 5 reviews

Parcul Tudor Vladimirescu

Nice old park. Interesting water games, worth seeing at night. Located in the city center, right next to Medieval Fortress, Cultural palace, Artesian Fountain.

Reviewed By golescu i - Bucharest, Romania

Situated in the very center of Drobeta Turnu Severin, it is a perfect place for a walk or just read a book. Decebal's and Traian's statues can be seen and also some very nice Fountain (needs a little repairing unfortunately).

5. Cetatea Medievala

Bulevard Dunarii | Carol Avenue, Drobeta-Turnu Severin 220160, Romania
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4 based on 21 reviews

Cetatea Medievala

Built in 1230, it had an overwhelming importance from the military point of view. In 1524 it is attacked and destroyed by Turkish troops led by Baliteg-Pasa. Severin Fortress or rather the ruins of the fortress are located in Dragalina park from Drobeta Turnu-Severin.

Reviewed By Mihai J - London, United Kingdom

The local authorities tried to maintain the ruins but they didn't do a great job. What used to be a landmark of the town is now just a bunch of old rocks. There are fences all around making it difficult to actually get it and see much. They also added new stuff to it which deceives people into thinking they were there in the first place.

6. Palatul cutural / cultural Palace Theodor Costescu

Carol Avenue, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania +40 252 311 020
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Palatul cutural / cultural Palace Theodor Costescu

Reviewed By Nikos K - Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania

The palace is a real beauty of the city and maybe its jewel. It has been renovated recently (reopened on February 2016) and it is a real palace of culture.
It has a theater hall with 700 seats, a summer theater/cinema with 1.000 seats, public library and four ballrooms for events.
It has been renovated with respect as they kept all elements of the past such as floors, windows etc and they added old style ones such as the beautiful chandeliers.
With or without events to attend, everybody should pay a visit in order to get impressed by the lost glory of middle-war Romania.

7. Promenada / Promenade Crisan

Strada Crisan, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Promenada / Promenade Crisan

Park where you can relax with your friends.

Reviewed By Helle H

We came at night, taking a stroll. The atmospfare was cosy and homey. Families had walks, icecream, met with friends and generally just hung out.

8. Crihala Natural Park

Str. Crisan, Drobeta-Turnu Severin 220125, Romania
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4 based on 2 reviews

Crihala Natural Park

Jogging tracks, karts and roller, a tennis court, football and basketball, an exhibition space, green spaces where you can relax.

Reviewed By danbbbtrav

The recently modernized recreational park is in fact a nice forest outside of the agitation of he city.
The green forest embraces the nice alleys; You may find a nice place to stay with the kids as you'll find in the middle of the park a kids playground; if interested, you may practice sports at the protections of the shaddy trees: tennis court, football, basketball.
Interesting exhibition may take place at the special center located along the western side.
If you are a escalade addict, you can climb the "rocky" artificial wall; also can go skating on a special platform.
Lots of activities and active relaxation. Or hide on remote alleys inside for a quite time.

9. Monumentul eroilor / Monument to the heroes

Carol I Avenue, Drobeta-Turnu Severin 220099, Romania
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3.5 based on 2 reviews

Monumentul eroilor / Monument to the heroes

Reviewed By TargetX - Beijing, China

Inside the park of roses, beautiful monument but not most beautifully maintained park. Attention, it can be easily confused with other parks in the vicinity.

10. Trajan's Bridge

Calea Timisoarei, Drobeta-Turnu Severin 220099, Romania
Excellent
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3 based on 20 reviews

Trajan's Bridge

Bridge of Apollodorus over the Danube was a Roman segmental arch bridge, the first to be built over the lower Danube. Though it was only functional for a few decades, for more than 1,000 years it was the longest arch bridge in both total and span length

Reviewed By Gabriel H - Bellaire, Texas, United States

Only the ruins remain from this masterpiece of design and engineering. During Emperor Trajan's campaign to conquer Dacia, his engineers built this amazing bridge. At its completion, around 105 AD, the bridge was over 3,700 feet long and almost 50 feet wide. The Romans dug a channel; to deviate the waters of the river during the construction and this enabled them to build solid foundations for it. Built of bricks and mortar, it also had wooden arches which were a tremendous help during construction. As recently as 1856 20 pillars were visible in the river, but today, only the entrance pillars can be found. The rest has to be imagined by the visitor. An interesting memorial plaque can be found on the Serbian side of the river: it is the Tabula Traiana, a 12 by 5 foot plaque created to commemorate the completion of Trajan's road, which made possible the victory over the Dacians. When the Danube was dammed to build a hydroelectric plant, the plaque had to be relocated from 100 feet below to its present location, just above the level of the Danube today.

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