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Aquarium Pula, Pula

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Housed in a historical, Austro-Hungarian fortress, Aquarium Pula hosts an array of local aquatic wildlife, a sea turtle rescue center, and a series of related exhibits. Visit the complex on a peninsula, and explore its two floors of underwater habitats from the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. In addition to European flora and fauna, the aquarium also features exotic and tropical fish from around the globe. Stop by the sea turtle center to learn more about the rehabilitation program for injured reptiles before they're returned to the wild. Continue through the complex to see the evolutionary development through fossil displays. Be sure to stop by the special section dedicated to Croatia's and the Balkan region's population of freshwater river and lake creatures. Add Aquarium Pula to your Pula travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pula online road trip planner .
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  • Nice aquarium on the way to the floor and cellar, nothing special. like sealife. except there's sea turtles
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  • The real find is that it was housed in an old Austrian fortress then combines the charm of the fish species (some really rare) present in the tanks at the well preserved walls that "smell" of history! To see absolutely
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  • A lot of tanks and pools organised in different ways explaining different parts of sea and life in it. Everything is arranged in a historical fortress (high moist can be problem for some). Aquarium is...  more »
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  • Nice place to be on a rainy day. Hosted in Fort Verudela. Entrance ticket costs 75 kn. Free parking. Very crowded. Lots of species of fish and other marine fauna. Old turtles in the rescue center made my day.
  • Nice aquarium with many species. The sharks and medusa are impressive. It's better to come earlier to avoid long queues.
  • Nice time here with children. There're numbers of sea life, ray, turtles, sharks and octopus. Good set up in an old fortress. Recommended for a family with young children. Will be a relaxed time for parents. :)
  • The most beautiful place to visit in this town! I recommend 100%
  • Sooooo worth a visit. The aquarium is in a 19th century austrohungarian fort and packed with info, exhibits and character. If you're close pay it a visit! Beware though because some very long lines may form to enter this place. Come early!

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Although Pula offers a limited choice of mid-range hotels in and around the old town, you can still stay affordably near this part of the city by renting a room from one of the local families. Check the city's main tourist office for a list of registered owners, or look for window signs advertising rooms for rent. The most popular resort hotels remain in the well-developed areas near the sea, easily reachable from the city center by car or public bus.
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