|Milk (1 liter)||$1.23|
|Loaf of white bread||$0.68|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.16|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$10.12|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$4.63|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$6.18|
|1 Pair of men leather shoes||$81.37|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$0.94|
Zalãu is a historic town set amidst exceptionally beautiful and scenic surrounds in north-western Romania. With its historically-significant monuments and wonderful outdoor opportunities, the area is a favourite with tourists from all over the world, especially with numerous cheap flights to Zalãu making access easy and affordable.
Zalãu is situated just 8 km away from the celebrated ‘Porolissum’, once the most powerful military construction in that part of the world. Tourists can revel in the well-preserved Roman Castrum that features a magnificent fortress, a beautiful amphitheater, numerous places of worship as well as a customs house that played an important role in the historic Roman province of Dacia. The importance of Zal?u is due to its strategic location as a crossing point of the trade and military routes connecting Transylvania and Central Europe, more famously known as the “Salt Route”. There are 24 historically significant buildings in Zalãuthat, which promise to be a treat for the history buff; among them, the more important ones are the Transilvania theatre, the City Hall that was the prefects’ office and the court of justice, the 1878-built Roman Catholic Church, Adormirea Maicii Domnului, the Greek Catholic church, and the Reformed Church dating back to 1907. Among the more interesting buildings are the Orthodox deanery that was established in the latter part of the 19th century, the Simion B?rnu?iu, a school for girls built in 1895, and the Reformed College.
Zalãu’s central square is the most happening place in the town; the Mayoralty and the statue of Baron Wesselényi add to the old world charm. The Salaj County Museum that is situated nearby has quite a few interesting relics of the Roman occupation and can give a fascinating insight of the culture of the ancient civilization. If you are spending a few days here, consider any of the hotels in Zalãu that are situated around the city square. Culturally-vibrant Zalãu plays host to a number of colourful folk festivals and village events that are of great interest and attract a lot of visitors. The surrounds are filed with lovely plum orchards and one of the chief attractions for visitors arriving on cheap flights to Zalãu is the wonderful plum brandy.