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Nearby Zalau City, Zalau 450002, Romania
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This is a good place to visit when you are in the area. Is very interesting and you have several... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Cristina S
via mobile
Fascinating archaeological site amidst beautiful landscape

Porolissum is an archaeological site that dates to the middle Roman Imperial period, AD 106-271... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Zalau, Romania
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Nearby Zalau City, Zalau 450002, Romania
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is a good place to visit when you are in the area. Is very interesting and you have several places to see that gives you a vibe of our ancestors. Great topic to discuss with business partners.

Thank Cristina S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Porolissum is an archaeological site that dates to the middle Roman Imperial period, AD 106-271. There is a fortress, an amphitheater, and the remains of houses, temples, and other buildings. It is one of the few very well preserved Roman sites in Eastern Europe and...More

Thank EricandEdita
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A place filled with history, beautiful surroundings. Accessible by car, I am not sure by public transportation... not very touristiky.

Thank Adela A
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Porolissum-Moigrad is a place full of history, being the largest ancient Roman site in Romania. enjoy it !

Thank Calin B
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Porolissum can be easily found, with acceptable roads leading to it. We drove there in the middle of winter, with icy roads, and found good access there. The only possible issue would be that the road is small, so with icy roads, you have...More

Thank Mihnea L
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This historic site is worth visiting. There are many amazing things to see and the views are to die for. However some things could be improved. If you are visiting pop in to the local pub "Casa Romana" it has good food at very cheap...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The place offers an impressive view all around. The tourist trail is great, with access to ruins of different civilian, military and religious buildings. The star is the amphitheater with such great acoustics. The ticket price is very low, 4 lei. The place could use...More

Thank Anfrist
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This place is great for photo shoots but do not expect more then you can see in the image from the tripadvisor Porolissum page. Well inside there is a nice little empty room but that's it. In short its as good as you can tell...More

1  Thank ClaudiaVeja
Reviewed 6 July 2015

poor access - no public transport - strictly for history buffs but great outdoor position and in July there were lots of wild-flowers, butterflies etc

Thank Joebrush1949
Reviewed 25 June 2015

What you see in the picture is the only thing you will see. We came to this place after many reviews and I have learned that I need to trust tourist from other countries. Zalau is not a great place to visit and Porolissum has...More

1  Thank Lauren K
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