Discover the beauty of gilau

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Discover the beauty of gilau

  1. 1. Our Commune  Gilău is a very beautiful commune situated in the north-western part of Romania, in the heart of Transylvania, on the basin of Someşul Mic river, at 20 km away from the county residence, Cluj- Napoca city. It contains three more villages: Somesu-Rece, Somesu-Cald and Somesu-Rece-Uzina.  Dating back in time approximately 3000 years ago, its name is thought to have come from the name of an ancient ruler of these lands, Gelu, Romanian voivode of the 10th century.  The locality is characterized by hill and mountain relief, with vegetation made by leafy and resinous forests and has a high potential in tourism and amusement, sports practicing, especially the winter ones, but also the opportunity of business founding and developing in agriculture, zootechny, apiculture, pisciculture, forestry.  The inhabitants (over 7000) are some welcoming and hardworking people, who have developed in time a great respect for their traditions and values.
  2. 2. A Cross Dedicated to Gelu the Voivode
  3. 3. The Death of Voivode Gelu -detail from the Cross-
  4. 4. Touristic Attractions Among the main touristic objectives are: Gilău Lake; the Wass Castle (15th- 16th centuries), built in Renaissance style and temporarily used by the family of Michael the Brave; within the castle area there can still be seen the ruins of an ancient Roman fort.
  5. 5. Gilău Lake
  6. 6. The Medieval Castle of Gilău
  7. 7. The Architecture of one of the Inner Pillars
  8. 8. The ruins of the ancient Roman fort (as they are supposed to have been some centuries ago)
  9. 9. The Ruins of the Roman Fort
  10. 10. Stone axes
  11. 11. Roman Coins Some Samples of Broken Pottery
  12. 12. Bronze Pot 3rd Century
  13. 13. Greek God Apollo Represented as a Tracian Warrior Funeral Roman Medalion
  14. 14. The Statue of “Venus of Gilău”
  15. 15. Nowadays Gilău
  16. 16. The Old School of Gilău
  17. 17. The Village Hall Building
  18. 18. The Cultural Community Centre
  19. 19. Private Houses near the Lake
  20. 20. Hostels
  21. 21. The Trout Breeding Farm

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