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Top Choice Italian in Drobeta-Turnu Severin

Trattoria Il Calcio

This is the local branch of a Romanian chain of Italian restaurants, but don’t let that deter you. The food and service are excellent. It’s in the new part of town, along the E70 highway in the direction of Craiova,…
Museum in Drobeta-Turnu Severin

Iron Gates Museum

While the museum houses an ethnographic and natural-sciences section, as well as an aquarium displaying Danubian species, the highlight is a scale model of the Roman bridge constructed across the Danube in AD 103 by…
Balkan in Drobeta-Turnu Severin

Taverna Sârbului

Located 5km west of Drobeta-Turnu Severin along the main highway in the direction of Orşova, this Serbian-themed restaurant boasts beautiful views of the Danube and a long list of Balkan and Romanian specialities, g…
Museum in Drobeta-Turnu Severin

Museum of the Hydroelectric Power Plant

This museum takes you inside the massive hydroelectric power station and gives a good idea of the scale of the plant. Guided tours (in Romanian only) take you down five levels to see the turbines, but there's little…
Bar in Drobeta-Turnu Severin

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About as cool as it gets in sleepy Severin. There’s decent pizza and other nosh on hand, as well as a garden terrace furnished with wrought-iron sofas and chairs covered in big white pillows. Around sunset this plac…
Historic Building in Drobeta-Turnu Severin

Water Tower

Severin's most striking building is this massive water tower, dating from 1910. It was one of the first buildings here to use iron in its construction. These days you can walk the 159 steps to the top for views out …
Ruins in Drobeta-Turnu Severin

Medieval Fortress of Severin

Just above the port and below the Hotel Continental, these restored ruins mark the spot where the mighty Fortress of Severin once stood. The fort dates from the 11th century and marked the border between the Hungari…
Market in Drobeta-Turnu Severin

Market

The central market is a great place to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and cheeses. There are several pharmacies and bank ATMs here as well. To find it walk four blocks north of B-dul Carol I along Str Smâ…