"Portile de Fier" Natural Park
The Iron Gates Natural Park is located in the south-western part of Romania, its southern limit being the Romanian bank of the Danube. On the east, it borders with Dr. Tr. Severin (Mehedinti), to the west with the locality of Socol (Cara?-Severin, north of the confluence of Nerei with the Danube, Tālva Blidarului, Svinecea Mic? and Mare) these.
It covers an area of ??approximately 115,665.8 ha, being one of the largest natural parks in Romania (2nd place), consisting of 18 reservations. The main form of relief is the mountains, consisting of the southern extensions of the Banat Mountains (Locvei Mountains and Almaj Mountains), the Mehedin?i Mountains and part of the Mehedin?i Plateau.
Ruins of the Trikule Fortress (16th century)
On the left bank of the Danube, 4 km downstream of Svini?a (Mehedin?i County), there are three towers, one of which is no longer visible, because at the beginning of last century, the glaciers on the Danube wrecked, and what The remaining was covered by the river waters.
Today, all three buildings bathe in the Danube and the southern tower is entirely underwater. The three towers are located in the corners of a hypothetical triangle and, before the Danube level was raised due to the Gura-Vaii dam (1971), they were on the steep left bank. Tri Cule Fortress (Tri Kule or Triculi) was built in the 15th century to stop Ottoman expansion.
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