Istria

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  • 1. Arena

    Building/Architectural Site

    Designed to accommodate 23,000 spectators, Pula's arena is the sixth-largest building of its type in the world (after the Colosseum in Rome...Read More

  • 2. Aquarium Pula

    Zoo/Aquarium

    On the ground floor of the onetime Austro-Hungarian fortress in the resort complex of Verudela, a few kilometers from the city center, the aquarium...Read More

  • 3. Café Galerija Cvajner

    Local Interest–Sight

    Stop at the chic but unpretentious Café Galerija Cvajner for morning coffee or an evening aperitif. Inside, contemporary art and minimalist...Read More

  • 4. Floor mosaic

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The central scene of this large and lovely mosaic—which otherwise features geometric patterns and plants aplenty—is of the punishment of Dirce...Read More

  • 5. Forum

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Still Pula's most important public meeting place after 2,000 years, the ancient Roman forum is today a spacious paved piazza ringed with cafés...Read More

  • 6. Kaštel

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Whether from the cathedral or elsewhere along Kandlerova ulica, a walk up the hill will lead you within minutes to the 17th-century Venetian...Read More

  • 7. Katedrala uznesenja Blazene Djevice Marije

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built originally in the 4th century by the town's defense walls and facing the sea, Pula's star ecclesiastical attraction—more often called...Read More

  • 8. Narodni trg

    Market/Bazaar

    For a lively and aromatic atmosphere in which to have a shot of espresso, buy a banana, or just wander about gazing at food stands, check out...Read More

  • 9. Roman Theater

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    If you make your way down from the Fortress along the eastern slope of the hill, toward the Archaeological Museum (closed for renovation as...Read More

  • 10. Slavoluk Sergijevaca

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Built by the Sergi family in 29 BC as a monument to three relatives who were great warriors, this striking monument features elaborate reliefs...Read More

  • 11. Sveta Srca Gallery

    Museum/Gallery

    This small gallery, located in a deconsecrated church built in 1908, is the off-site exhibition space of Pula's Archaeological Museum. One of...Read More

  • 12. Archaeological Museum of Istria & the Twin Gates

    Museum/Gallery

    On passing through or past the 2nd-century gates, whose paired arches account for the name Porta Gemina (Twin Gates), you will find yourself...Read More

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