Pula is a seaside fishing town at the far south end of the Istrian peninsula in Croatia. It has a history going back 3000 years and is most famous for its Arena, a very well-preserved Roman amphitheatre that stands tall at the core of the city. This building, the best known ancient sight in entire Croatia, was constructed around 27BC-68AD and in its early history was used for gladiator fights.
Besides the theatre you will find plenty of other historical sights in this charming town, ranging from arches (like the Triumphal Arch of Sergi) and gates to churches or squares. The Forum is the main square and has remained in use since ancient times, on it stands the Augustus Temple. Perfect excuse to sit down, stare at all that old stuff and grab a beer, right?
But Pula is not just about culture. The zigzagging coastline that surrounds it has some really great beaches in it too. If the combination of all of these things sounds appealing to you, then Pula would make for an excellent holiday destination. [Review by travelindicator]
- Pula is a city in Croatia's region of Istarska. It has a population of 57,191, is situated at an altitude of 23ft and the best airport to fly into is PUY (Pula, Pula)
- The currency used in Croatia is the Croatian kuna (HRK)
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