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Pulska Arena, Croatia

From series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
Year: 68 AD. Height: 29.4 meters.

In Croatia, the most famous and well-preserved amphitheater is to be found in Pula. The construction of the ancient monument had been lasting more than forty years and was completed in 68 AD. Nowadays, it is a permanent venue for theatrical performances, military ceremonies, public gatherings and enchanting concerts. The antique monument is perfectly preserved to this day. All three Roman orders and four towers have miraculously survived. In scale the largest amphitheater in Pula takes the sixth place in the world.

Pulska Arena, Croatia Limestone served as the main building material for the construction of external arenas. Their height is 29.4 meters. Originally, the theater could accommodate up to 23000 spectators. In the 5th century, when gladiatorial battles were banned, the arena gradually fell into despair. Numerous initiatives for dismantling and relocating the historical monument were constantly rejected. In the early 19th century the ancient theatre was decided to be completely reconstructed.

The reconstruction has been supervised by the world-famous architect Pietro Nobile. By 1932 the amphitheater has been fully prepared for large-scale events. Currently, the theater has 5000 seats. Visitors will have an opportunity to diversify the rest with a lot of interesting events. They can stroll through the underground rooms of the amphitheater, as well as look into the archaeological museum located on its territory. During the reconstruction of the arena, scientists discovered many unique artifacts that make up the museum's exposition. Next - Arenes de Nimes

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Euronet ATM Bankomat' located in 0.43 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Uniline d.o.o' is located in 0.38 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'HAK - Hrvatski autoklub' in 0.4 km
Supermarket: 'Varteks' in 0.55 km
Parking: 'Parking' in 0.18 km
Apotheek: 'Ljekarna Irena Grahovac' in 0.27 km
Police station: '1. policijska postaja Pula' in 0.84 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Bistro Coloseum' in 0.11 km
Railway station: 'Željeznički kolodvor Pula' in 0.76 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Pula Airport PUY - in 6 km
 »  Losinj Airport LSZ - in 54 km
 »  Rijeka Airport RJK - in 68 km
 »  Portoroz Airport POW - in 69 km
 »  Federico Fellini Airport RMI - in 135 km
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Valsabbion City Suite

Located in 0 km from Pulska Arena
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Stylishly decorated with design furniture, the apartment offers sea views and is fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV, a small fitness room and a … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Lili

Located in 1 km from Pulska Arena
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All apartments comprise a flat-screen satellite TV, an equipped kitchen with dining area and a private bathroom. A grocery shop and various bars and … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartments Villa Lungomare

Located in 2 km from Pulska Arena
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The owner has 3 bikes for rental that you can use for exploring the town and the nature. The owner can also help you with tourist information and … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartments Villa Kristina

Located in 3 km from Pulska Arena
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All apartments and studios comprise an LCD TV with satellite channels and a kitchen or a kitchenette with a dining area. Most units have a furnished … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Pulska Arena - Pula

Another important cultural object - the Historical Museum of Istria is located nearby. It occupies a medieval fortress, built by the Venetians on the site of the ruined Roman Capitol. The museum offers a rich collection of ancient weapons, coins, military awards, historical maps and coats of arms, as well as other artifacts related to the history of the region. The castle is standing on a small hill. So, a chic view of the city opens from the adjacent territory.

A popular sightseeing object is a maritime church, built in the late 19th century. It is a bright monument in romantic style. The church has very unusual external cladding, for which the builders used traditional white stone and beautiful pink marble. The interior of the church is admirable, as well. Many of its elements have remained unchanged for more than a hundred years.
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