On the way to Czech villages in the Banat region, we passed through the impressive Iron Gates Nature Park – The Danube Gorges. On the territory of this nature park, the Danube forms the longest gorges in Europe (134 km) and, in its narrowest sector, creates the Great and Small Danube Gorges, where tall and abrupt rocky hills like Ciucarul Mic (313 m) and Stirbatul Mic (626 m) border the river. Close to the Monastery of Mraconia, there is the biggest rock sculpture in Europe, representing the ancient Dacian king, Decebal. Almost 55 meters tall, the sculpture required 10 years (1994-2004) of work.