The Dacia Felix Reservation: Roman Limes Tower – Dacian House – Alac Lake

Golden Krone Transylvania Resort

Golden Krone Transylvania Resort

The Dacia Felix Reservation is situated on the antic border between the Roman Empire and the Dacia free country, near the Zagra village from Bistrita-Nasaud, Transylvania. In that area the archeological excavations discover three roman towers fortification from the II and III century: <Vârful Zgăului> – (Cod LMI: BN-I-m-B-01440.01), <Vârful Colnicului> (Cod LMI: BN-I-m-B-01440.02), <Dealul Belei> (Cod LMI: BN-I-m-B-01440.03).

Roman Limes Tower from Zagra Nature Reserve reconstructed

Roman Limes Tower from Zagra Nature Reserve reconstructed

Here were the northern Limes of the Roman Empire, the frontier between the barbarians and the civilization, between the free dacians and the roman colonies, between a free world and the organized society.

Here into a wildlife reserve – the Alac Lake from Zagra (Taul lui Alac) the Golden Krone Transylvania Resort team is rebuilding a roman tower and a dacian house. Our intentions are to give to the modern visitors that are coming to our accommodation from Transylvania the option to a journey into the ancient world of this part of Europe.

Throw the wildness of the lake, the snowed mountains and the pure air the Dacia Felix Reservation is an ideal place for an intrusion into the bottom of the history.

The Dacian House will recreate a home of the ancient people of Romania. There into the Dacian barn the visitor can enjoy of the dacian baths, the dacian clothes and sleep into a dacian bed. The dacian food with tasty cheese (brânză in the dacian language), rabbit meat (iepure in the dacian language), species and dacian bear will recreate the old time atmosphere.

Dacian House Zagra

Dacian House Zagra

The roman tower from the Zagra limes – Dacia Felix Reservation will give to the tourist a best view to the entire area. In the north the Tibles and Rodna Mountains, in the east and west the Zagra hills, in the south the Transilvanian Field, in front the Alac Lake, and down the Zagra country village. The roman limes tower will recreate the roman soldier’s life. The visitor can sleep into a roman garrison bedroom and eat roman food and drink wine.

Roman Limes Tower from Zagra Nature Reserve

Alac Lake from Zagra Nature Reserve

The Alac Lake from Zagra (Taul lui Alac) is the biggest natural reserve of lake turtles (Emys orbicularis) from Romania. Here the wild nature is full conserved and depending of the season the lake vegetation offers his wonderful views. The Zagra Lake is situated on a small plateau formed by some old slides. The Alac Lake has an area of ​​approximately 1800 mp. and an unknown depth; is surrounded by reeds and rushes and the surface floating reed islands.

The “Taul lui Alac” Nature Reserve from Zagra

The “Taul lui Alac” Nature Reserve from Zagra

The Transylvanian lake invites you to a mysterious voyage, because is situated on the southern slope of the Treasure hill (Comoara) and are many legends about antic treasures hidden inside. Also the name Alac comes from and old Jewish that had a property here. The legend says that in a hot spring he came here with his oxen for plowing. Because of the heat the oxen have entered into the lake to refresh themselves, but they couldn’t get anymore out from the lake and they drowned here…

To these usual activities the Dacia Felix Reservation will offer special events with ancient life, historical information, and biological exploration to the Zagra Lake and more other attractions.  

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