What to See and Do
Beaches may be in the forefront of travellers’ minds when they think of Croatia, but the country’s historical and cultural side is quite impressive.
Nowhere is that more clear than in the ancient city of Pula, which is administrative center of Istrian region. There’s really no way you can talk about things to do in Pula and not start with the impresive monument – roman amphitheatre. Built under Emperor Vespasian, the arena could hold up to 20,000 spectators for gladiator fights. Now it is being used as a venue for popular events, especially music.
Continue sightseeing with a perfect tourist attraction – Zerostrasse. How many cities in the world have tunnel network in heart of the old city? Well, certainly not many. Next stop can be The Temple of Augustus, located in the town’s main square of Pula Forum, an iconic landmark of Pula.
Another must see is the Kastel fortress that was built by the Venetians in the 1630s and was an integral part of Pula’s system of defense. The location on the top of the city center hill provided an advantageous viewpoint over the city and sea. The original structure, a French design, was expanded on several occasions. No longer used to protect the city, the castle is now home of the Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria. Check the full list in the blog 10 things to do in Pula.
Beside sightseeing there are many other things you can do. You won’t be boring. Book a boat trip, wine tasting or adventure experience. Wine & dine or enjoy on beautiful beaches. Pula has one of the most diverse and longest shore in whole Croatia, which is home of many breathtaking beaches.
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