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Pula Arena, Pula
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Sit on the stone tiers of Pula Arena, and imagine how gladiators fought wild animals and each other in the central area. The arena was built in the 1st century CE during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, at the same time as the Roman Colosseum. Walk the underground passages, once used by the gladiators, and see the exhibition of age-old viticulture and olive growing in Istria. Check out the reconstructions of ancient mills and presses, and amphorae used for storing olive oil and wine. The venue was also a site of knights' tournaments and fairs in the Middle Ages. Today it hosts summer performances--a film festival, an equestrian festival, operas, and concerts. Before you head to Pula, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pula itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Pula has to offer, including Pula Arena.
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  • A gem, well maintained and to see, to walk about and get their hands dirty in the arena. Top. Relive the history of Rome is priceless.
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  • Lovely old monument, we didn't go inside just wandered around the outside. Situated next to a lovely harbour and a little market out front and a bar where you can sit with a drink and take in the view...  more »
  • Near the Colosseum was parked the bus in the parking lot so just circled back in line. Stadium was built in 0/1 by the oval shape of about 130 meters in diameter. Improves the condition of the outer wall, retains the appearance of the bygone days. Colosseum is use as venue for concerts and music festivals.
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  • Loved it. Such an amazing structure and very well preserved. I went during the day and in the evening just to walk around the site and marvel at its beauty. There is something mesmerising about looking through the ancient amphitheatre to the large 20th century industrial cranes in the dock behind. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Very nice! But as always, keep your expectations low! I got there waiting a very awesome thing... and it's awesome but not very..
  • Beautiful roman amphiteathre. Maybe not the biggest, but the best preserved one in the world. If you are in Pula don't miss it and if there is some event going on inside try and participate. It is really worth it.
  • Amazing place to visit. The View is accessible from the walk way that surrounds the arena and its free. If you want to seep more of the arena you can pay to enter. Either way it's an amazing experience.
  • Nice Amphitheatre, visited it for the Ironman Pula 70.3, where it is the finish line. Really awesome feeling to run into the arena. But as a tourist I'm not sure it would be worth the entrance fee, but anyway, if you are there it's a must see nonetheless :)