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“Porolissum, the edge of the Roman world.”
Review of Porolissum

Porolissum
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Zalau
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Porolissum, a former frontier of the Roman Empire, can be visited close to the current town of Zalau. A path of 3 or 4 hours by foot, following the same line of the ancient limes, links Porolissum to the town of Zalau through the hills (in the same way that long time ago the Roman road linked Porolissum and Rome).

Porolissum is important not only as an archaeological site. The views of the surrounding green hills have made it worthy of the 3 stars rating in the Michelin green guide. Thus, Porolissum and Mount Tampa, towering over the city of Brasov, are the two best landscapes to see in Romania according to the prestigious Michelin guide. The 3 stars should be awarded to some other places too...

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Reviewed July 30, 2012

a special place, quiet, where you can reset after stressful days,a clean place with welcoming people

Thank Cosmin B
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Porolissum was an ancient Roman city in Dacia. Established as a military camp in 106 during Trajan's Dacian Wars, the city quickly grew through trade with the native Dacians and became the capital of the province Dacia Porolissensis in 124. The site is one of the largest and best-preserved archaeological sites in modern-day Romania. It is 8 km away from the modern city of Zalău, in Jac village, Creaca Commune, Sălaj County. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porolissum]
If you are interested in history, you should see the ruins, to understand the way the Romans used to live, the way the locals adapted to the Romans.. there are a lot of interesting aspects to study. But do some homework before
If you want just to have fun, to roam over the hills, again this is a good place to do it. It has a magnificent view
I meet there a guy that came to us with no obvious reason and started to talk to us and to explain few things, but at one point he asked for money, so be aware

3  Thank tetelu
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

If you are ever around Zalau and have a little time to spare, feel the need to walk a little and the weather is nice, make sure you visit this place. It's not a lot, but for what it is, it's worth your time. It's fairly close to Zalau and the view is just... AMAZING!!! Don't be surprised if you find a road that doesn't really look like it should go to a tourist atraction, I almost gave up miself... But I'm happy I chose to go ahead.

1  Thank ArthurVent
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

This is a ruin of a nice roman ancient castro with a great gate very well keeped in a beautiful region with hills and forests.

Thank m-larry1971
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