Pula is world famous for its Roman Amphitheater (Arena) dating from
the 1st-2nd cc. that dominates the area above the city port. It is the sixth in size
preserved amphitheater in the world, which during the Roman Empire could seat 26,000
spectators. The city abounds in classical monuments; various monuments from the Roman
period are exhibited in the park of the Archaeological Museum.
The city abounds in classical monuments; various monuments from the Roman period are
exhibited in the park of the Archaeological Museum. On the hill behind the Museum are the
remains of a Roman theater. On the inner side of the main City Gate is the Arch of the
Sergii, whereas outside the Gate lies the large Roman necropolis mentioned even in Dante's
Inferno. On the hill above the old part of the city is the Kastel (1631) which today
houses the Historical Museum of Istria.
Leisure activities: Vacationers can choose among numerous sports grounds,
halls, stadiums, athletic tracks, dance terraces, discotheques, casinos, taverns and
restaurants. Tourist agencies offer a wide variety of organized excursions.
Events: Croatian Film Festival (July), Pop Music Festival
"Arena" (July), Art and Music Festival (August).
Tourist Association of the City of Pula
Matka Laginje 7
Tel.: 052/24-062 052/211-987 052/33-557