Istria Sights


Kaštel (Fortress)

Kaštel (Fortress) Review

Whether from the cathedral or elsewhere along Kandlerova ulica, a walk up the hill will lead you within minutes to the 17th-century Venetian fortress, the Kaštel, that towers over Pula's city center and houses the Historical Museum of Istria. Though the museum has a somewhat lackluster collection, including scale-model ships as well as Habsburg-era relics, it does carry the value-added benefit of allowing you to wander around its ramparts. But simply walking around its perimeter also ensures fine views of the city's shipyard below and, if you look to the north, the steeple of Vodnjan's church 12 km (7½ miles) away.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Povijesni muzej Istre, Gradinski uspon 6, Pula, 52100
  • Phone: 052/211–5667; /
  • Cost: 15 Kn
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., daily 8 am–9 pm; Oct.–Mar., daily 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Pula
Updated: 12-06-2012

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