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The Arena in Pula

Pula, Croatia
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Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in Pula
Type: Ancient Ruins, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Description: The Arena in Pula is a 1st century Roman amphitheatre. The arena is the 6th largest in the world.
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Stockholm, Sweden
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It is fantastic with remains and signs of the pre-life of us here on earth. Unfortunately the Arena in Pula is not in that good shape and is not that well organized for a day trip. I rather visit their film festival held here at night, as the surrounding is more magnificent and magic when used in contemporary cultural event.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We visited this arena in the late afternoon and it was magical. We enjoyed amazing views and great atmosphere. I hope we will come back early.

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Whitley Bay
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This wonderful amphitheatre is smaller than the colisseum in Rome but is in better condition. Sitting on stone steps makes you feel like you were there 2000 years ago. There is a real sense of history. It doesn't get too busy but avoid coach trips especially in the mid afternoon heat.

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Silkeborg, Denmark
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

When visiting Pula, the Pula Amfitheater is a must see. Very well preserved and interesting sight. Audioguide that can be rented on the site is recommended, if you do not take a guided tour. There is an underground exhibition about Pula and Istrien in general during the Roman era, which was very interesting. Lots of good photo oppotunities inside the... More

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Arena is Roman amphitheatre, which you can't miss in Pula. When you are there, just feel history and can only imagine how it was in the past.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went to see the gladiator show which was educational and interesting. It was also lovely to watch the sun set through the arches of the arena into the sea behind.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is an absolute sightseeing adventure whilst in Pula. As we walked 15 minutes from the hostel we continued along the urban jungle where out of nowhere at the top of the road stood this giant ancient structure. That in itself was quite an impact, it was incredible to see this structure amidst a modern setting. Having never seen such... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Worth the 40 kunas entrance fee and more. Just stand in the middle, look around and take in the history. Looks amazing at sunset and night. Offering "Gladiator" shows on selected dates during summer.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This Roman arena is one of the best preserved anywhere. You can get access over most of it, unlike some similar arenas elsewhere. It wasn't very crowded when we were there on Friday 13th June 2014. The resident gladiators/legionaries were a hoot, but the best part was just soaking up the antiquity and trying to imagine what it must have... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Not to be missed. Built before the one in Rome, this coliseum is the only one in the Roman Empire built on the sea. See if you can find the Temple of Nemesis.

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