Guidebook for Pula

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Guidebook for Pula

Sightseeing
The most famous and important monument, the starting and ending point of every sightseeing tour is the Amphitheater, popularly called the Arena of Pula, which was once the site of gladiator fights.
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Pula Arena
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The most famous and important monument, the starting and ending point of every sightseeing tour is the Amphitheater, popularly called the Arena of Pula, which was once the site of gladiator fights.
The Temple, situated in the Forum, is dedicated to goddess Roma and Emperor Augustus. It was constructed between the year 2 BC and AD 14 when the Emperor died.
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Temple of Augustus
b.b. Forum
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The Temple, situated in the Forum, is dedicated to goddess Roma and Emperor Augustus. It was constructed between the year 2 BC and AD 14 when the Emperor died.
The Twin Gates, which was once the entrance to the city, were constructed between the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Today it leads to the Archeological Museum and the Castle.
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Twin Gate
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The Twin Gates, which was once the entrance to the city, were constructed between the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Today it leads to the Archeological Museum and the Castle.
Within the city, along the main street that from Flavia Street leads to the Forum, stands the Cathedral of Pula.
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Pula Cathedral
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Within the city, along the main street that from Flavia Street leads to the Forum, stands the Cathedral of Pula.
It stands between two, most probably medieval towers. At the top of the damaged arch, although hardly recognizable, is a carving of the head of Hercules and his club.
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Gate of Hercules
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It stands between two, most probably medieval towers. At the top of the damaged arch, although hardly recognizable, is a carving of the head of Hercules and his club.
Below the Castle are the remains of the Small Roman theater. In addition to the Amphitheater, Pula had two other theaters during the Roman period. The larger one has not been preserved.
Teatro Romano
Below the Castle are the remains of the Small Roman theater. In addition to the Amphitheater, Pula had two other theaters during the Roman period. The larger one has not been preserved.
The Naval cemetery, dating from 1866, is the site where 150,000 soldiers from the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (until 1918) were buried. It is located in the direction of Stoja.
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Naval Cemetery
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The Naval cemetery, dating from 1866, is the site where 150,000 soldiers from the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (until 1918) were buried. It is located in the direction of Stoja.
The islands Brijuni are situated 7 kilometres from Pula near Fažana which is the terminal for the frequent connections by boat (15 minute ride).
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Brijuni National Park
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The islands Brijuni are situated 7 kilometres from Pula near Fažana which is the terminal for the frequent connections by boat (15 minute ride).
Motovun has become a major tourist attraction due to its recognizable medieval shape and great climate. Visitors enjoy walking through the medieval streets, taking in views from the city walls and exploring the countryside through various bike and walking trails. The natural beauty of the place leaves no one indifferent and it is a perfect place for those who love nature and adventures.
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Motovun
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Motovun has become a major tourist attraction due to its recognizable medieval shape and great climate. Visitors enjoy walking through the medieval streets, taking in views from the city walls and exploring the countryside through various bike and walking trails. The natural beauty of the place leaves no one indifferent and it is a perfect place for those who love nature and adventures.
The district of Bale, located near Rovinj, Vodnjan, Kanfanar and Svetvincenat is a preserved area of Istria that has avoided all forms of devastation and today the locals can say with great pride that their home is an area of pristine beauty featuring abundance in natural wealth, untouched nature and rich cultural and architectural heritage. The district of Bale spreads over 81, 65 square kilometres and has a population of 1295 people.
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Bale
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The district of Bale, located near Rovinj, Vodnjan, Kanfanar and Svetvincenat is a preserved area of Istria that has avoided all forms of devastation and today the locals can say with great pride that their home is an area of pristine beauty featuring abundance in natural wealth, untouched nature and rich cultural and architectural heritage. The district of Bale spreads over 81, 65 square kilometres and has a population of 1295 people.
On the magnificent coast of Istria (Croatia), right below the Lim Fjord, is the most romantic place in the Mediterranean! The town of Rovinj is the right destination for all of you seeking a sentimental atmosphere of the times that have forever gone by. In the Mediterranean, you can find it here, in the town that has begun its romantic life on an island, its restricted area resulting in crowded houses, narrow streets and small squares, still untouched by modern urbanism.
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Rovinj
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On the magnificent coast of Istria (Croatia), right below the Lim Fjord, is the most romantic place in the Mediterranean! The town of Rovinj is the right destination for all of you seeking a sentimental atmosphere of the times that have forever gone by. In the Mediterranean, you can find it here, in the town that has begun its romantic life on an island, its restricted area resulting in crowded houses, narrow streets and small squares, still untouched by modern urbanism.
Poreč is a town located in the heart of the western coast of Istria. A town of culture, tourism, sport and entertainment, it has been recognised and awarded for the beauty of its public spaces and its cleanliness many times over.
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Poreč
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Poreč is a town located in the heart of the western coast of Istria. A town of culture, tourism, sport and entertainment, it has been recognised and awarded for the beauty of its public spaces and its cleanliness many times over.
Grožnjan-Grisignana, a small Istrian town of great cultural significance not only in Croatia but also internationally, lives its summer months very intensely. Every year at the beginning of May, the little streets and squares of Grožnjan-Grisignana metamorphose and turn into a truly artistic beehive: it opens its summer music academies for young people, its artistic, dance and drama workshops and its peace activism workshops under the leadership of well-known experts and teachers and famous names from music, art and drama.
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Grožnjan
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Grožnjan-Grisignana, a small Istrian town of great cultural significance not only in Croatia but also internationally, lives its summer months very intensely. Every year at the beginning of May, the little streets and squares of Grožnjan-Grisignana metamorphose and turn into a truly artistic beehive: it opens its summer music academies for young people, its artistic, dance and drama workshops and its peace activism workshops under the leadership of well-known experts and teachers and famous names from music, art and drama.
The “Golden Gate” was erected between the years 29 and 27 BC by the Sergi family, in honor of three members of the family who held important positions in Pula at that time.
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Arch of the Sergii
2 Flanatička ul.
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The “Golden Gate” was erected between the years 29 and 27 BC by the Sergi family, in honor of three members of the family who held important positions in Pula at that time.
The main square of classical and medieval Pula. Even today the Forum is the administrative and legislative center of the city. During the summer months it is the venue for numerous cultural events.
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Forum
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The main square of classical and medieval Pula. Even today the Forum is the administrative and legislative center of the city. During the summer months it is the venue for numerous cultural events.
New attraction: Austro-Hungarian underground tunnels in the center of Pula. Underground tunnel no. 12 is about 400 m long and has a central hall. The temperature is never above 20 C.
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Zerostrasse
3 Carrarina ul.
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New attraction: Austro-Hungarian underground tunnels in the center of Pula. Underground tunnel no. 12 is about 400 m long and has a central hall. The temperature is never above 20 C.
Shopping
The belly of the town. It is the centre of the morning town life and everyone who wishes to feel the spirit of the Mediterranean should pass through it.
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City Farmer's market Pula
9 Narodni trg
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The belly of the town. It is the centre of the morning town life and everyone who wishes to feel the spirit of the Mediterranean should pass through it.
From Portarata Square to the Forum along Sergijevaca Street you can find a variety of shops selling shoes and clothes, grocery stores, jewelry, stationary and souvenir shops ...
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Ulica Sergijevaca
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From Portarata Square to the Forum along Sergijevaca Street you can find a variety of shops selling shoes and clothes, grocery stores, jewelry, stationary and souvenir shops ...
Kandlerova Street, famous for its galleries offering unique and interesting souvenirs.
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Kandlerova ulica
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Kandlerova Street, famous for its galleries offering unique and interesting souvenirs.
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City Mall
101 Ul. Rimske centurijacije
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The biggest city mall in Pula, near Valkane.
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Max City
14A Stoja
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The biggest city mall in Pula, near Valkane.
Eco green market Every Tuesday summer 19-21 h winter 16-18 h
Trg I istarske brigade
Eco green market Every Tuesday summer 19-21 h winter 16-18 h
Parks & Nature
Nearest beach, 10 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bike, if you go slower like I do. :)
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Valkane
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Nearest beach, 10 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bike, if you go slower like I do. :)
The winding road from the city beach Valkane all the way to Gortanova Cove and further to Valsaline is a must for many citizens of Pula when it comes to walking.
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Lungomare
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The winding road from the city beach Valkane all the way to Gortanova Cove and further to Valsaline is a must for many citizens of Pula when it comes to walking.
Kamenjak is located in the south of Istria, as part of Premantura, which is located just 10 kilometers from Pula. The entrance will be charged for vehicles, but for cyclists and pedestrians is free.
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Residence Kamenjak Premantura
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Kamenjak is located in the south of Istria, as part of Premantura, which is located just 10 kilometers from Pula. The entrance will be charged for vehicles, but for cyclists and pedestrians is free.
The hottest area is around the beach of Valsaline - some of us are swimming there all the year long!
Plaza Valsaline
The hottest area is around the beach of Valsaline - some of us are swimming there all the year long!
Only two kilometers from the very center of the city you will find heaven for your body and soul. Šijana park forest covers an area of 152.13 hectares.
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Šijana Forest
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Only two kilometers from the very center of the city you will find heaven for your body and soul. Šijana park forest covers an area of 152.13 hectares.
Beach Valovine
Arts & Culture
Situated on the top of the central hill of the city a star-shaped castle with four bastions was built in 1630. Today the Castle houses the Historical Museum of Istria.
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Kaštel
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Situated on the top of the central hill of the city a star-shaped castle with four bastions was built in 1630. Today the Castle houses the Historical Museum of Istria.
Collection of stone monuments, prehistoric caves, hill forts and necropolises, Roman economic complexes, buildings and cemeteries, sacral edifices from the early Christian and Byzantine period...
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Archaeological museum of Istria
3 Carrarina ulica
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Collection of stone monuments, prehistoric caves, hill forts and necropolises, Roman economic complexes, buildings and cemeteries, sacral edifices from the early Christian and Byzantine period...
On Kaštel, the hill dominating the city, stands the magnificent, newly renovated Museum and Gallery Center "Sveta Srca".
De Villeov uspon
On Kaštel, the hill dominating the city, stands the magnificent, newly renovated Museum and Gallery Center "Sveta Srca".
Everything Else
Airport
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Пула
210 Valtursko polje
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Airport
address: Trg I. Istarske brigade bb
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Pula
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address: Trg I. Istarske brigade bb
address: Kolodvorska 5
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Željeznički kolodvor Pula
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address: Kolodvorska 5
If you came by boat and you will want to sleep a couple of nights on the mainland!
ACI marina Pulj
1 Riva
If you came by boat and you will want to sleep a couple of nights on the mainland!
Tourist Info point (summer 8-22, winter 9-16). All tourist and service information may be obtained at the info point in the heart of the city of Pula, at Forum square.
Tourist Info
3 Forum
Tourist Info point (summer 8-22, winter 9-16). All tourist and service information may be obtained at the info point in the heart of the city of Pula, at Forum square.
Drinks & Nightlife
Lounge and disco bar
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Pietas Julia
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Lounge and disco bar
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The Shipyard Pub
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Rock Club since 1965
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Uljanik
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Rock Club since 1965
If you like rock and roll, you can't miss it.
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Rock Caffe
8 Scalierova ul.
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If you like rock and roll, you can't miss it.
Little rock bar with cool atmosphere.
Rock Bar Mimoza
13 Vukovarska ul.
Little rock bar with cool atmosphere.
Entertainment & Activities
Aquarium Pula is located in the Austro-Hungarian fortress "Verudela" on the peninsula Verudela, 3km away from the city Pula.
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Verudela
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Aquarium Pula is located in the Austro-Hungarian fortress "Verudela" on the peninsula Verudela, 3km away from the city Pula.
For the adventures who are not afraid of the height.
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Zip Line Pazin Cave
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For the adventures who are not afraid of the height.
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Aquapark Istralandia
1 Ul. Ronki
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The only remaining Pula`s cinema, entirely renovated in 2008.
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Valli Cinema
1 Giardini
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The only remaining Pula`s cinema, entirely renovated in 2008.