The "Cazanele" length of 7 km provides the most beautiful part of the Danube.

Danube Gorges

Mraconia monastery

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44,63738 N, 22,29346 E

Monastery Mraconia is to be found in the nicest part of the Danube, at the Cazanele Dunarii, which was a very important place for directing the ships and giving them instructions. There are considerable differences in the level of the Danube, creating thus dangerous circles.

The church being constructed in 1523 or 1453, the dates differing according to the different opinions of people, was in the valley of Mraconia in a very delighted and beautiful sight, at a very hidden place (Mraconia means a place being hidden). It is known that during the russian-austriac-turkish battle (1787-1792) it was destroyed. In 1823 there was found the ruins along with a slavic proverb being written upon: "Peceat Manastirea Lubostinie Hram Uspenia Presvistaia Bogaraditi Leto 1735."

In 1931 it started the reconstruction of the monastery, however, everything having been reconstructed was stopped in 1967 by the water of the Portile de Fier I. After this the monastery did not get the chance to be reconstructed again. It became the monastery under water, Mraconia. In the year of 1993 the new stone of the new church was put in there, too. From the old monastery however it is still kept the old gate and some other minor parts being exhibited in a museum, Eselnita.

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