Floor mosaic The Punishment of Dirce, Pula

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  • From the pedestrian street Ulica Sergijevaca the first street to the right after the forum leads to a building with a completely preserved floor mosaic from the Roman era. However, it's hard to find as before that a small shopping arcade almost blocks the passageway
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  • We only found it thanks to the people's kindness; Otherwise we'd have missed it. Mosaic is a big, rich colority and ornaency. To the lovers of Roman arts!
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  • The mosaic is tricky to find. We turned down the street by Hook and Cook and walked through a restaurant to find it. You can also go through an apartment building or come the back way through a park o...  more »
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  • A nice sight. Quite well hidden, but worth visiting. It is near the Maria Formosa Church, but you have to go past the gate of what seems to be a residential building. It is like in someone's yard. But it seems to be always open, so no problem "trespassing". The mosaic itself is fenced off, so you can only take a look from above. Worth spending a few minutes admiring it and snapping a few shots. Be careful not to drop your camera in there.
  • Nice mosaic which is almost intact, however very hard find if you don't know where to go. Entry from the street through the gallery was closed in April. At last, not cool to look through steel bars to such an piece or artwork from ancient times.
  • Very precious piece of ancient, Roman world but too neglected to my taste. Very difficult to find, squeezed into somebody's courtyard and once you find it - you can only admire it throught the bars. Makes me feel like I'am peeking into somebody's cellar.
  • A little hard to find as it's located in a car park at the back of a shop. Looks pretty cool but view is also obstructed as it's fenced off. Worth seeing if you're a fan of mosaics or art, otherwise can be skipped if you've got bigger things to do with your day
  • This well-hidden site, tucked in a tiny location surrounded by residential homes, stores, and a parking lot, adds more to experiencing Roman Pula, than the more notable amphitheater, arch, and temple. This mosaic, very well executed and excavated, shows the punishment of Dirce, a Queen of a Grecian Region [perhaps Thebes?] being tied to a bull's horns as to be dragged to death, by two sons of Zeus whose mother she ordered killed. The mosaic itself is mainly geometric, but there are some scenes with animal and plant life in them. There is no admission, as the mosaic is practically in someone's backyard, and there is nothing between you and the mosaic besides metal bars, so don't lose you hat. Certainly a hidden gem.
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