Sunset over the Danube

Experience the Beauty of the Danube and Coronini

Published on February 26, 2023 by Zoltan Nyaradi

The Romanian commune of Coronini is located near the banks of the Danube River, right before the entrance into the Danube Gorge. This enchanting commune is surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes, and is filled with rich history and culture.

One of the most striking features of Coronini is its untouched beauty. The village is situated at the entrance to the Danube Gorge, a breathtaking canyon that is filled with lush greenery, and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The nearby mountains offer spectacular views, and the Danube river provides a tranquil backdrop for the village.

For those looking for adventure, Coronini has plenty to offer. The nearby Danube river is a popular spot for boating, kayaking, and fishing, while the surrounding mountains are perfect for hiking and exploring. The commune is also home to a number of restaurants and cafes, where visitors can enjoy traditional Romanian cuisine and soak up the local atmosphere.

If you wish to discover the beauty of the Danube gorge then I highly recommend to drive from Coronini next to the Danube to the port city of Orsova.

The village of Coronini and the Danube next to it.

The Golubac Fortress

The Golubac Fortress is a stunning historic structure located next to the Danube river in Serbia. From the village of Coronini in Romania, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of this impressive fortress.

Built in the 14th century, the Golubac Fortress is a testament to the area’s rich history and culture. The fortress played an important role in the defense of the Danube River, and was a key strategic location during numerous conflicts and battles

Today, visitors to the area can marvel at the fortress’s imposing walls and towers, which are perched atop a rocky cliff overlooking the Danube River. From the village of Coronini, the fortress is visible in the distance, providing a stunning backdrop for the surrounding natural scenery.

One of the best ways to experience the Golubac Fortress is to take a boat tour along the Danube River. From the water, visitors can get a closer look at the fortress and its many impressive features. The fortress’s imposing walls and towers can be seen up close, and visitors can also explore the many rooms and chambers of the fortress.

For those interested in history and culture, the Golubac Fortress is a must-see destination. The fortress is home to numerous exhibitions and displays, which provide a fascinating glimpse into the area’s rich past. Visitors can learn about the fortress’s many battles and conflicts, and can explore the many artifacts and treasures that have been uncovered in the surrounding area.

The Golubac fortress on the Serbian side of the Danube.
The Golubac Fortress.

The Baba Caia

Next to the commune of Coronini, you will find a smaller cliff which rises from the Danube. That cliff is called Baba Caia and over the years, several legends have been woven around it. This 7 meter height cliff actually marks the entrance to the Danube Gorge.

The Baba Caia near Coronini.
The Baba Caia and the Danube.

The Ladislau Fortress

The Ladislau Fortress can be found on top of a small hill located close to the outskirts of the village of Coronini. You can easily spot it from the main road as you drive trough Coronini towards Orsova. Currently this fortress is under renovation therefore it is not open for the tourists.

The Ladislau fortress.

What else can you see near Coronini?

  • Not very far from Coronini you will find two beautiful waterfalls, the first would be Buraul Mare and the second one is Modavita.
  • Near the small village of Bazias you can actually see where the mighty Danube river enters Romania.