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Pula Travel Guide

 

Pula is one of the largest cities of Croatia, the international touristic and historical centre of Istria, a transport hub and a naval port of Croatia.

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Sightseeing in Pula

The main landmark and the trademark of Pula is the Amphitheatre of Pula (Amfiteatar u Puli, Pulska Arena).

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Built in the 1st century AD by the Emperor Vespasian, the Roman Amphitheatre of Pula is one of the largest structures of its kind in the world, and nowadays it is the best-preserved Roman structure in the world.

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The Roman Amphitheatre of Pula can hold over 20,000 spectators. The Amphitheatre of Pula is 130 m long and 100 m wide.

Nowadays, there are performances organised in the arena of the Amphitheatre of Pula, and the spectators are seated on the stone stairlike benches. In 2005, there was a concert of the famous Italian singer Patricio Buanne in the Roman amphitheatre.

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Among the sights of Pula is the Forum — the main square of the ancient part of Pula — where the Temple of Augustus is located, as well as the building of the Town Hall, and where choral concerts take place.

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The ancient Roman Triumphal Arch of Sergius is part of the ancient city walls that encircled Pula.

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The Triumphal Arch is located in the very beginning of the street that goes around the old centre of Pula,

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there are numerous shops, cafes, pizza places and restaurants in the street.

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The Kastel fortress towering over the old centre of Pula, as well as the Pula Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, build in the 5th-6th century, the Orthodox Church of St Nicholas,

the Church and Monastery of St Francis, the Chapel of St Mary of Formosa are in the place of the ruined Benedictine abbey.

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In Pula there is the Archaeological museum, which exhibits the ancient archaeological finds of Pula and Istria dating between the 2nd and the 6th centuries AD, the Historical Museum of Istria, which offers its visitors permanent and temporary exhibitions of everyday items of the people of Istria.

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6 km away from Pula, across Fazan bay, there is located the National park of Croatia — the Brijuni islands.

Sights in Istria Brijuni island park

What else to see in Pula?

Museum “Olei Histriae” olive oil museum

Museum "Olei Histriae" The House of Istrian Olive Oil Pula CroatiaThe first Croatian Olive oil museum “Olei Histriae” opened in Pula city

The museum tells about the story growing olive in Istria and about process of production olive oil and the secrets quality extra virgin olive oil.

Each guests of museum can test some kind of top quality Istrian extra virgin olive oils and learn how to recognize a top quality extra virgin olive oil, buy the Mediterranean souvenirs and gifts in museum shop.

… more about Museum “Olei Histriae” Olive oil 

Lighting Giants show in Pula

show in the Uljanik port of Pula
A unique dazzling light show in the Uljanik port of Pula — Shining Giants be designer Dean Skira using the giant 100 meters high port cranes.

The performance is free and accessible to all guests of Pula. The Shining Giants show will be repeated daily until the end of the summer season.

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Beaches on Istria peninsula Croatia

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Beaches of Istria peninsula formed of picturesque coastline, bays and coves.

There are rocky and pebbly beaches. Beaches of Istria peninsula have 44 beaches which are awarded the Blue Flag.

Beaches of Istria peninsula are famous for their hotels, variety of services and facilities

…more about beaches of Istria peninsula

Hotels & hostels in Pula

Hotel Villa Feniks 3* Pula

Hotels Pula Croatia
SUPERB rating 9.1 / 10
Review score based on 168 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 60 m
Distance to center of Pula: 5 km
Distance to airport Pula: 11 km
Add: modern air-conditioned accommodation in nautical style, outdoor pool,
free Wi-Fi is provided, free public parking

Cost room 2 per: from 75 euro

Photo and description rooms of Villa Feniks 3* Pula

Hotel Amfiteatar 3* Pula

Hotels Pula Croatia
VERY GOOD rating 8.0 / 10
Review score based on 203 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 12 min drive
Distance to center of Pula: in centre
Distance to airport Pula: 6 km
Add: few steps from the Pula Amphitheatre and Pula Marina,
free internet, Mediterranean cuisine in restaurant

Cost room 2 per: from 73 euro

Photo and description rooms of hotel Amfiteatar 3* Pula

Private apartments in Pula

Downtown Apartments Pula 3* Pula

Private apartments Pula Croatia
SUPERB rating 9.2 / 10
Review score based on 137 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 1 km
Distance to center of Pula: in the centre
Distance to airport Pula: 11 km
Add: modern accommodation with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and close to all major sites and facilities, air-conditioning, equipped kitchenette, view of the Pula town

Cost apartment 2+2: from 79 euro

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Apartments Gobo 3* Pula

Private apartments Pula Croatia
FABULOUS rating 8.7 / 10
Review score based on 13 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 300 m
Distance to center of Pula: 5 km
Distance to airport Pula: 12 km
Add: surrounded by the well-kept garden with sun loungers and barbecue facilities,
free Wi-Fi, free bike rental, free private parking

Cost apartment 2+2: from 59 euro

Photo and description apartments Gobo 3* Pula

…more Hotels, hostels & apartments in Pula

Get to Pula

Pula has excellent connects with all Croatian cities and many European cities.

Get to Pula by plane:


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Pula international airport:

Address of airport Pula – 52100, Valtursko polje 210, P.o.b.89
Contact phone Pula airport + 385 52 530 105

Get to Pula by bus:

Bus traffic connects Pula with all cities of Croatia and European countries – Italy and Slovenia.
Аddress Pula bus station – Pula, 52100, Trg I. Istarske brigade bb
Phone Pula bus station +385 60 304090
Croatian bus traffic website www.autobusni-kolodvor.com

You can get information about timetable and tickets by bus in Europe:

Get to Pula by train:

Аddress Pula railway – Pula, 52100, Kolodvorska ulica 5
Phone Pula railway – +385 0 525 41 982
Croatian railway website with the train schedules travelling around Croatia, with the possibility of booking a ticket www.hzpp.hr

Getting to Pula by car:

Motorways connect Pula with all cities and regions of Croatia, and European countries – Italy and Slovenia.

Pula can be reached by the free motorway, which goes along all of Croatia’s coastline to Croatian cities Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, and other European cities, or the paid highway (A1).

Distance from Pula:

Distance from Pula to Zagreb – 268 km
Distance from Pula to cities Istria: Umag – 86 km; Novigrad – 77 km; Porec – 60 km; Rovinj – 36 km; Medulin – 10 km; Rabac – 49 km; Opatija – 103 km; Rijeka – 109 km.
Distance from Pula to cities Croatia: Zadar – 348 km; Split – 472 km; Makarska – 518 km; Dubrovnik – 660 km

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From Pula, Croatia to Venice, Ilaly

Roundtrip from Pula to Venice you can ship travel by fast motor yacht.

Cost of ferries tickets Pula – Venice:

– for adult – 60 euro – one-way; 100 euro – round trip.

– for child – 8-15 years – 50% of adult tickets; to 8 years – free.

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Timetable from Pula to Venice Italy:

Timetable route from Pula to Venice and buy tickets from Croatia to Italy, you can ob web site of the cruise company www.commodore-cruises.hr/en/ship-lines/sails/

Also from Croatia to Italy can ship travel from Croatian cities – Porec, Rovinj, Pirana, Umag

Map of Pula

Weather in Pula

Average monthly temperatures in Pula Croatia:

January +8 С
February +9 С
March +12 С
April +15 С
May +20 С
June +23 С
July +27 С
August +28 С
September +23 С
October +18 С
November +13 С
December +10 С

Average monthly water temperatures in Pula Croatia:

January +13 С
February +11 С
March +12 С
April +16 С
May +18 С
June +22 С
July +24 С
August +22 С
September +19 С
October +17 С
November +15 С
December +14 С

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