Statue of King Decebalus
Statue of King Decebalus
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Jackie
United Kingdom100 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We drove up to the sculpture but found the experience, not the sculpture, a bit underwhelming in that it was just 'there'! A bit like when you drive on the A303 trunk road, look up and say, "Oh. There's Stonehenge."
We couldn't find any footpaths to walk up to it or around it, so once you see it, you're done, although I got a fabulous photo of our truck camper with the sculpture.
The sculpture is amazing, I don't want to belittle it. I think we just visited it in the wrong way! it would be nicer to have taken a boat trip to get that 'wow' factor when you first see it from the water, rather than seeing it from a car window.
The best views from land are from the bridge.
Written 18 November 2023
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MaryannF650
Clarksville, TN1,455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
During our tour of the Danube river, our group had an opportunity to see the rock sculpture of Decebalus, the last Dacian king. The sculpture is located near the city of Orsova in Mehedinti County, on an rocky outcrop of the Danube river, at the Iron Gates, which form the border between Romania and Serbia.

According to available literature, Decebalus fought against the Roman emperors Domitian and Trajan to preserve the independence of his country now known as Romania. It is said that Decebalus preferred death by suicide to submission. The sculpture is the tallest relief in Europe at 180 ft. In height and 82 ft. In width. The nose alone is nearly 23 ft. Long.

Don’t miss this wonderful photo op.
Written 2 September 2023
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mrc282
World8,460 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
this stone face is located on the romanian shore of danube river, so viewable from water only , or from land on the Serbia side.

when driving from south to north (serbia side), there is a grassy turn-out where you can take a good photo. if you reach the turnout with picnic benches or tunnel, then you have driven too far.

Written 18 May 2023
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Elissa
Los Angeles, CA595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We saw this statue from our river boat. It is absolutely massive! It's best viewed from a boat as it's right on the water's edge.
Written 30 April 2023
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Alex F
The Villages, FL1,994 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Built in 10 years at a cost of $10 millions off the face of a mountain. It is an impressive work of art facing the Danuben River in Romania.
Written 21 April 2023
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msa23_2000
Chino Hills, CA1,420 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is pretty neat. I am not sure, but I think the only way to see it is cruising down the river. It's a statue carved into stone from the river. It is really big. If you are cruising down the river be sure to go out and see it. If you're not in the area, I don't think you need to make a special trip to see it.
Written 23 July 2022
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Luv2TravelFarNWide
Atenas, Costa Rica1,352 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Impressive but wish I knew more about when it was carved. Also wish the Viking cruise ship could have given us more time to admire this huge rock carving. Instead we pretty much just zipped past, snapping photos.
Written 9 June 2022
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William P
Glendale, AZ1,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We passed this huge stone face on a river trip down the Danube. It is almost at the northern entrance to the Iron Gates gorge. It commemorates the last Dacian King Decebalus who defended his country (present day Romania) against the encroaching Roman emperors. He lived about 2000 years ago.
Written 18 April 2022
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Radu Simionoff
Dumbravita, Romania232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
The Statue of King Decebalus is located in Dubova, in the Banat region of Romania and it is the tallest stone sculpture in Europe and the second tallest in the world, haveing a height of 55 meters and a width of 25 meters.
Written 13 March 2021
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Mihai T
Bucharest, Romania87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
The statue is amazing. The whole area is nice. You should go. That area of Danube is the cheap version of France Riviera :))
Written 27 September 2020
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