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  • Address: Scalierova ul. 30, Pula, Croatia 52100

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Pula Amphitheatre Tours

The Pula Arena, built under the reign of Emperor Vespasian between 27 BC–68 AD (at the same time as the Colosseum in Rome), is the best-preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world. It is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre that has four side towers; it also represents all three Roman architectural orders. The amphitheatre, which was once the site of gladiator fights, is the best-preserved ancient monument in Croatia. 

The design is elliptical, with gladiator fights taking place in the central flat arena and room for 20,000 spectators to sit in the stone tiers and stand in the gallery. During the Middle Ages, Pula Arena was used for fairs and knights’ tournaments. Today the venue seats 5,000 and is used for outdoor performances like operas, films, equestrian festivals and concerts. Its underground passageways, once used by the gladiators, now have regular viticulture and olive-growing exhibitions that include reconstructions of historic machines and storage vessels once used for the production and transportation of olive oil and wine.

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Because of its large size and unique shape, the amphitheatre is located outside Pula’s old city walls. The road leading from the arena to the city center was built during the time of Emperor Vespasian, whom it was named after: Via Flavia. Today, it is one of Pula’s main city roads.

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Pula Arena (Amphitheater) Admission Ticket, Pula, null
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Pula Arena (Amphitheater) Admission Ticket

Impressive amphitheatre, the 6th largest in the world, shall disclose many tales

Location: Pula, Croatia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $8.08
Pula Day Trip from Rovinj, Rovinj, Attraction Tickets
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Pula Day Trip from Rovinj

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Pula, situated near the base of the Istrian peninsula, is the largest city in Istria. Its most famous attraction, the well preserved Roman amphitheater, is one ...  Read more

Location: Rovinj, Croatia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.57
Highlights of Istria Full-Day Photo Tour from Zagreb, Zagreb, Day Trips
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Highlights of Istria Full-Day Photo Tour from Zagreb

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Explore the Istrian peninsula on this full-day photography tour, visiting the picturesque village of Motovun and the popular port town Rovinj, known for its ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $214.04
Istria Private Full Day Trip from Zagreb, Zagreb, Day Trips
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Istria Private Full Day Trip from Zagreb

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Istria is one of the most popular destinations in Croatia. With a strong Italian influence (the region in fact used to be part of Italy during the early part ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $394.59
Pula Roman Heritage Walking Tour, Pula, Private Day Trips
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Pula Roman Heritage Walking Tour

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The earliest record of a permanent settlement in Pula dates back to the 10th century BC. Founded by the Histri, an ancient Istrian Illyrian tribe, Pula came ...  Read more

Location: Pula, Croatia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.90
Pula Small-Group Walking Tour, Pula, Cultural Tours
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Pula Small-Group Walking Tour

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Take part on this cultural 2-hour walking of Pula and learn about the city's Roman history and past.

Location: Pula, Croatia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.09

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