Guide by Jasna & Nikola

Jasna & Nikola
Jasna & Nikola
З нами з 2015
Jasna & Nikola

Guide by Jasna & Nikola

Sightseeing
Arena – Amphitheater 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. It was built in the 1st century AD during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, at the same time as the magnificent Colosseum in Rome. The ground plan is elliptical, the longer axis measuring about 130 m and the shorter one about 100 m. Gladiator fights took place in the central flat area called the arena, while the spectators could sit on the stone tiers or stand in the gallery. It is believed that the Amphitheater could seat about 20,000 spectators. Local limestone was used for its construction. In the Middle Ages it was the site of knights tournaments and fairs. Today, it is the venue for many different events – Pula Film Festival, various concerts, opera, ballet, sports competitions… since its capacity is about 5000 spectators. Every week during the summer months, the Arena hosts gladiator fights as part of the historical and entertainment spectacle “Spectacvla Antiqva”. The underground passages, once used by the gladiators, nowadays host a regular exhibition of viticulture and olive growing in Istria in ancient times. The exhibits include reconstructions of machines once used for the production of olive oil and wine (mills, presses, vessels) and amphorae used for storing and transporting olive oil and wine. The Amphitheater is situated outside the old city walls because of its size and geographical configuration. The road that leads to the center was constructed during Emperor Vespasian, after whom it was named – Via Flavia. Even today it represents one of the main city roads.
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Pula Arena
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Arena – Amphitheater 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. It was built in the 1st century AD during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, at the same time as the magnificent Colosseum in Rome. The ground plan is elliptical, the longer axis measuring about 130 m and the shorter one about 100 m. Gladiator fights took place in the central flat area called the arena, while the spectators could sit on the stone tiers or stand in the gallery. It is believed that the Amphitheater could seat about 20,000 spectators. Local limestone was used for its construction. In the Middle Ages it was the site of knights tournaments and fairs. Today, it is the venue for many different events – Pula Film Festival, various concerts, opera, ballet, sports competitions… since its capacity is about 5000 spectators. Every week during the summer months, the Arena hosts gladiator fights as part of the historical and entertainment spectacle “Spectacvla Antiqva”. The underground passages, once used by the gladiators, nowadays host a regular exhibition of viticulture and olive growing in Istria in ancient times. The exhibits include reconstructions of machines once used for the production of olive oil and wine (mills, presses, vessels) and amphorae used for storing and transporting olive oil and wine. The Amphitheater is situated outside the old city walls because of its size and geographical configuration. The road that leads to the center was constructed during Emperor Vespasian, after whom it was named – Via Flavia. Even today it represents one of the main city roads.
Temple of Augustus 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. According to its shape it follows the typical pattern of temples. The function of the Temple changed through the years: with the ending of the pagan ancient era its original pagan function ceased and the temple was afterwards used as a church, granary, and in the beginning of the 19th century it was a museum for stone monuments. In 1944 it was hit by a bomb and completely destroyed. It was reconstructed between the years 1945 and 1947 and nowadays it houses a collection of ancient stone and bronze sculptures. The other twin temple, of which only the back wall is preserved, is believed to have been constructed at the same time and in the same style and was called the Temple of Diana.
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Temple of Augustus
b.b. Forum
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Temple of Augustus 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. According to its shape it follows the typical pattern of temples. The function of the Temple changed through the years: with the ending of the pagan ancient era its original pagan function ceased and the temple was afterwards used as a church, granary, and in the beginning of the 19th century it was a museum for stone monuments. In 1944 it was hit by a bomb and completely destroyed. It was reconstructed between the years 1945 and 1947 and nowadays it houses a collection of ancient stone and bronze sculptures. The other twin temple, of which only the back wall is preserved, is believed to have been constructed at the same time and in the same style and was called the Temple of Diana.
Triumphal Arch of the Sergi – Golden Gate 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. This triumphal arch leaned against the city gate Porta Aurea thus called because of its richly ornamented arch or gilded elements. The gate and wall were pulled down in the beginning of the 19th century as a result of the city expansion outside the city walls. The Arch was constructed in Corinthian style with strong Hellenistic and Asia Minor influences both in the method and ornaments. As the eastern side was not visible it has remained for the most part uncarved, while the western, town side is richly decorated. Today numerous cultural performances, theatrical and musical, are held on the square next to the Arch. The adjacent street is a shopping area.
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Arch of the Sergii
2 Flanatička ul.
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Triumphal Arch of the Sergi – Golden Gate 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. This triumphal arch leaned against the city gate Porta Aurea thus called because of its richly ornamented arch or gilded elements. The gate and wall were pulled down in the beginning of the 19th century as a result of the city expansion outside the city walls. The Arch was constructed in Corinthian style with strong Hellenistic and Asia Minor influences both in the method and ornaments. As the eastern side was not visible it has remained for the most part uncarved, while the western, town side is richly decorated. Today numerous cultural performances, theatrical and musical, are held on the square next to the Arch. The adjacent street is a shopping area.
Aquarium Pula Aquarium Pula is the most visited public aquarium in Croatia whose mission is to show the beauty and diversity of the underwater world and emphasize the need for its protection.The aquarium itself is settled in a 130 year old fort Verudela, part of the once mighty Austro – Hungarian defense complex Fortress Pula , where the centennial military history of Pula is combined in a unique way with the richness of the Adriatic. Fort Verudela, named after the peninsula where it was built (3 km from the center of Pula), has been in a process of conversion into an aquarium since 2002. and is now home to some 200 animal species. Sharks, jellyfish and seahorses are the most sought after inhabitants, with the Marine turtle rescue center, our biggest contribution to marine conservation, as something not to be missed. The fort’s roof, besides offering a magnificent view of Pula and the sea, from 2017. displays a massive steel dome placed over the old artillery block. The dome represents the final stage of our project where we reconstructed the central part of the fort and added 3 new tanks (50 000 liters each), greatly expanding our display.
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Aquarium Pula
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Aquarium Pula Aquarium Pula is the most visited public aquarium in Croatia whose mission is to show the beauty and diversity of the underwater world and emphasize the need for its protection.The aquarium itself is settled in a 130 year old fort Verudela, part of the once mighty Austro – Hungarian defense complex Fortress Pula , where the centennial military history of Pula is combined in a unique way with the richness of the Adriatic. Fort Verudela, named after the peninsula where it was built (3 km from the center of Pula), has been in a process of conversion into an aquarium since 2002. and is now home to some 200 animal species. Sharks, jellyfish and seahorses are the most sought after inhabitants, with the Marine turtle rescue center, our biggest contribution to marine conservation, as something not to be missed. The fort’s roof, besides offering a magnificent view of Pula and the sea, from 2017. displays a massive steel dome placed over the old artillery block. The dome represents the final stage of our project where we reconstructed the central part of the fort and added 3 new tanks (50 000 liters each), greatly expanding our display.
Underground tunnels - Zerostrasse Below Pula is an underground tunnel world stretching almost across entire Pula, known as Zerostrasse. Pula's underground tunnels were erected during the WW1 to provide a shelter for people in case of air raids. The underground tunnel system consisted of shelters, trenches, galleries and passages, as well as ammunition storages and communication passages. Each hill in the town's core was drilled and dug up, thus creating an extended tunnel network. The tunnels of Monte Zaro, Monte Ghiro and the Castel are the largest. The Castle, used as barracks, observatory, storage and prison during the Austro-Hungarian rule, hides two tunnel storages below its slopes. One is below the fortress itself, while the other was located in the foot of the hill. It is about 400 meters long, and it was used primarily for establishing the connection with the town centre. In its centre is the single area, a meeting point of underground tunnels with entrances from four different sides underneath the Castle. Entrances were carefully planned to provide a regular air flow, which temperature is between 14 and 18 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The width of the passage is between 3 and 6 metres, while its height is 2.5 meters. The underground tunnels below the Castle alone could take about 6000 people, while the capacity of all shelters in Pula was more than 50,000 people, the number almost equal to the number of town's inhabitants. Such a capacity was achieved as a result of the permanent expansion of the tunnel network under the Italian rule and the continuous building of the fallout shelters during the WW2. One part of the tunnel is used today for holding various cultural and social events, from exhibitions to parties
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Zerostrasse
3 Carrarina ul.
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Underground tunnels - Zerostrasse Below Pula is an underground tunnel world stretching almost across entire Pula, known as Zerostrasse. Pula's underground tunnels were erected during the WW1 to provide a shelter for people in case of air raids. The underground tunnel system consisted of shelters, trenches, galleries and passages, as well as ammunition storages and communication passages. Each hill in the town's core was drilled and dug up, thus creating an extended tunnel network. The tunnels of Monte Zaro, Monte Ghiro and the Castel are the largest. The Castle, used as barracks, observatory, storage and prison during the Austro-Hungarian rule, hides two tunnel storages below its slopes. One is below the fortress itself, while the other was located in the foot of the hill. It is about 400 meters long, and it was used primarily for establishing the connection with the town centre. In its centre is the single area, a meeting point of underground tunnels with entrances from four different sides underneath the Castle. Entrances were carefully planned to provide a regular air flow, which temperature is between 14 and 18 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The width of the passage is between 3 and 6 metres, while its height is 2.5 meters. The underground tunnels below the Castle alone could take about 6000 people, while the capacity of all shelters in Pula was more than 50,000 people, the number almost equal to the number of town's inhabitants. Such a capacity was achieved as a result of the permanent expansion of the tunnel network under the Italian rule and the continuous building of the fallout shelters during the WW2. One part of the tunnel is used today for holding various cultural and social events, from exhibitions to parties
BY BOAT FROM FAŽANA How to reach Brijuni The Brijuni Islands are located in the south of the Istrian peninsula, north of the entrance to Pula Port. By car it is possible to go all the way to Fažana, near Pula, while very good traffic connections enable comfortable driving on the Istrian Y highway (“Istarski ipsilon”). There are traffic signs on this road which clearly indicate the direction and the distance from the Brijuni Islands. For those planning a trip by one of the direct flight connections, there are several options: Pula Airport is 15 km away, the airport on the island of Krk is 120 km away, while the airport of Trieste is 150 km away. How to visit the Brijuni National Park? To visit the National Park, you have to board a boat in the small town of Fažana. In the center of the town, there is a jetty from which the ship departs, and before boarding it is necessary to buy tickets at our office in Fažana, while the possibility of online ticket purchase is new for our visitors. Arrival by boat The ride lasts about 15 minutes, and during that time you can enjoy on the deck with a beautiful view of Brijuni, Fažana Channel and the south-west of the Istrian peninsula. After docking in the Veliki Brijun port, you will be welcomed by a tourist train and a guide with whom you will take a peek into the world of Brijuni Islands.
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Brijuni National Park
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BY BOAT FROM FAŽANA How to reach Brijuni The Brijuni Islands are located in the south of the Istrian peninsula, north of the entrance to Pula Port. By car it is possible to go all the way to Fažana, near Pula, while very good traffic connections enable comfortable driving on the Istrian Y highway (“Istarski ipsilon”). There are traffic signs on this road which clearly indicate the direction and the distance from the Brijuni Islands. For those planning a trip by one of the direct flight connections, there are several options: Pula Airport is 15 km away, the airport on the island of Krk is 120 km away, while the airport of Trieste is 150 km away. How to visit the Brijuni National Park? To visit the National Park, you have to board a boat in the small town of Fažana. In the center of the town, there is a jetty from which the ship departs, and before boarding it is necessary to buy tickets at our office in Fažana, while the possibility of online ticket purchase is new for our visitors. Arrival by boat The ride lasts about 15 minutes, and during that time you can enjoy on the deck with a beautiful view of Brijuni, Fažana Channel and the south-west of the Istrian peninsula. After docking in the Veliki Brijun port, you will be welcomed by a tourist train and a guide with whom you will take a peek into the world of Brijuni Islands.
Gastronomic scene
Definitely the most beautiful place where you can eat and drink right next to the sea and which you will surely remember for a lifetime. As you watch the divine sunset, you will very often see dolphins playing at the end of the day.
Bonaca Restaurant & Lounge Bar
11 Verudela
Definitely the most beautiful place where you can eat and drink right next to the sea and which you will surely remember for a lifetime. As you watch the divine sunset, you will very often see dolphins playing at the end of the day.
The best! Excellent place for lunch/dinner! Everything we've tried was delicious and staff is also very kind. We would definitely recommend 'istarski odrezak' and their pancakes - they were apsolutely marvelous!
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Jupiter
42 Castropola ul.
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The best! Excellent place for lunch/dinner! Everything we've tried was delicious and staff is also very kind. We would definitely recommend 'istarski odrezak' and their pancakes - they were apsolutely marvelous!
NOY Asian cuisine and bar
1 Giardini
You can order takeaway / delivery | Pula We've got delicious food, short waiting times and a relaxed vibe – the perfect place for a quick bite. Fine fast food Piantina, a place where you can enjoy amazing dishes, friendly service and a cold drink. Whether you're in search of a quick snack or a full meal, our diner has exactly what you need. Our outdoor seating area comes with a great vibe and relaxed atmosphere, not to mention warmth from our heated terrace on colder evenings. No matter what the weather is like, you can easily relax in our air-conditioned areas. Your new favourite diner with WiFi Our tasty fast food is well known for its unique, fresh flavours. You've got to try our juicy burgers along with our thirst-quenching beer or cold beverages. For a tasty snack try our selection of fruit. Take advantage of our free WiFi to share your photos and experiences while you're with us. Our private smoking lounge offers you a escape for when you want to relax and have a smoke. Make use of our take-away We look forward to having you! No need to reserve a table, just come by. Want to enjoy our food, but would rather spend the night in? Not to worry, you can pickup your meal for takeaway or take advantage of our delivery service. You can come by any day of the week for a bite, except Sundays.
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Fine fast food Piantina
1 Zadarska ul.
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You can order takeaway / delivery | Pula We've got delicious food, short waiting times and a relaxed vibe – the perfect place for a quick bite. Fine fast food Piantina, a place where you can enjoy amazing dishes, friendly service and a cold drink. Whether you're in search of a quick snack or a full meal, our diner has exactly what you need. Our outdoor seating area comes with a great vibe and relaxed atmosphere, not to mention warmth from our heated terrace on colder evenings. No matter what the weather is like, you can easily relax in our air-conditioned areas. Your new favourite diner with WiFi Our tasty fast food is well known for its unique, fresh flavours. You've got to try our juicy burgers along with our thirst-quenching beer or cold beverages. For a tasty snack try our selection of fruit. Take advantage of our free WiFi to share your photos and experiences while you're with us. Our private smoking lounge offers you a escape for when you want to relax and have a smoke. Make use of our take-away We look forward to having you! No need to reserve a table, just come by. Want to enjoy our food, but would rather spend the night in? Not to worry, you can pickup your meal for takeaway or take advantage of our delivery service. You can come by any day of the week for a bite, except Sundays.
Piantina Fažana
7A Ulica 43. istarske divizije
At the Hook and Cook restaurant in Pula we are passionate about serving the best fresh seafood. In other words, we offer you a variety of modern street food with freshly caught fish by Hook&Cook crew or by local fisherman from our region. In our seafood restaurant you can taste the local traditional flavours prepared in a modern street food fashion. Therefore Hook and Cook restaurant stands out from the rest of the neighbourhood competition!
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Hook & Cook
2 Maksimijanova ul.
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At the Hook and Cook restaurant in Pula we are passionate about serving the best fresh seafood. In other words, we offer you a variety of modern street food with freshly caught fish by Hook&Cook crew or by local fisherman from our region. In our seafood restaurant you can taste the local traditional flavours prepared in a modern street food fashion. Therefore Hook and Cook restaurant stands out from the rest of the neighbourhood competition!
The Medea Winery A moment of inspiration, a moment of relaxation, a moment of pleasure – a moment of passion. That is how we see wines at the winery Medea.
Medea Vinarija
15 Željeznička ul.
The Medea Winery A moment of inspiration, a moment of relaxation, a moment of pleasure – a moment of passion. That is how we see wines at the winery Medea.
Kamenjak Nature Park
If you want to spend an unforgettable day in the pure untouched nature and the shining sea, then this is definitely the Kamenjak Nature Park. After the sun and the sea tire you out, be sure to visit the Safari bar on Kamenjak and drink homemade Sangria.
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Safari Bar
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Beaches, walks by the sea, fun
Verudela , Pula
Zeppelin beach & lounge bar Pula Zeppelin is a beach & lounge bar located in Saccorgiana cove in Pula – Verudela. The bar is situated just a few meters from the sea and its ideal for chilling while looking on the seashore. The venue performs electronic music only like house, disco, dubstep, chillout. Periodically there are being held house parties with lots of people, usually on weekends.
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Zeppelin - Beach & lounge bar
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Zeppelin beach & lounge bar Pula Zeppelin is a beach & lounge bar located in Saccorgiana cove in Pula – Verudela. The bar is situated just a few meters from the sea and its ideal for chilling while looking on the seashore. The venue performs electronic music only like house, disco, dubstep, chillout. Periodically there are being held house parties with lots of people, usually on weekends.
Beach bar La Playa is located on the beach Valsaline (Holiday), more precisely at the end of the beach towards the hotel Splendid. A path leads through the grove that leads to the bar and can be reached by car because there is a large parking lot located in the woods.
La Playa
29 Valsaline
Beach bar La Playa is located on the beach Valsaline (Holiday), more precisely at the end of the beach towards the hotel Splendid. A path leads through the grove that leads to the bar and can be reached by car because there is a large parking lot located in the woods.
Beautiful island and sandy beach, one of the few in Istria. We took a boat tour to get there and it was nice. Restaurants on the island aren't that good though.
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Levan
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Beautiful island and sandy beach, one of the few in Istria. We took a boat tour to get there and it was nice. Restaurants on the island aren't that good though.
Rovinj is the romantic Mediterranean, a destination for all those longing for the sentimental atmosphere of the irreversibly past times. Rovinj had started its romantic life on an island, which narrow space conditioned the construction of closely-built houses, narrow streets and small squares, even today untouched by modern urbanism. Built on its rich fishing tradition, Rovinj has become recognizable by its unique batana fishing boat, bitinada folk songs as well as the spacio, a local tavern or a wine cellar used by the inhabitants of Rovinj for storing, tasting and selling wine.
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Rovinj
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Rovinj is the romantic Mediterranean, a destination for all those longing for the sentimental atmosphere of the irreversibly past times. Rovinj had started its romantic life on an island, which narrow space conditioned the construction of closely-built houses, narrow streets and small squares, even today untouched by modern urbanism. Built on its rich fishing tradition, Rovinj has become recognizable by its unique batana fishing boat, bitinada folk songs as well as the spacio, a local tavern or a wine cellar used by the inhabitants of Rovinj for storing, tasting and selling wine.
The magic sound of the waves mixed with the pleasure of a background chill out music.. The sunset…your secret escape in the wonder of the Adriatic sea... Falling in love in Rovinj is the easiest thing… Open every day, even to organize special occasions, parties and events
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Mediterraneo Cocktail Bar
24 Ul. Sv. Križa
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The magic sound of the waves mixed with the pleasure of a background chill out music.. The sunset…your secret escape in the wonder of the Adriatic sea... Falling in love in Rovinj is the easiest thing… Open every day, even to organize special occasions, parties and events