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Address: Scalierova Ulica 30, Pula, Croatia
Description: The Arena in Pula is a 1st century Roman amphitheatre. The arena is the...
The Arena in Pula is a 1st century Roman amphitheatre. The arena is the 6th largest in the world.
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A marvelous piece of Roman architecture

It's impressive... any way you look at it. And suddenly you see Spartacus & Co with your mind's eyes. And then you hear 'panem et circenses', that's all the Romans people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Tremelo, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It's impressive... any way you look at it. And suddenly you see Spartacus & Co with your mind's eyes. And then you hear 'panem et circenses', that's all the Romans people needed... Let your fantasy work ! But I found a strange place for an exhibition about love in Roman times, while human beings were killed here. Maybe I'm wrong.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Probably the most interesting thing in Pula. The town especially on Sunday is very quiet. Ampetheater is one of 6 in the Med area built in the 1 st century AD. The town has some interesting Roman ruins. If you come in by ship expect to ride a tender to the small port. A day in Pula when the sun... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

its smaller than the colosseum but better preserved than it, so you get a better idea of what amphitheatres looked like. My kids enjoyed it more than the colosseum. In the basement there is a beautiful museum with amphorae and the way the ancient world produced olive oil. All in all it is a gem of the city. worth visiting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is the 6th oldest or largest extant Roman arena in Europe. It is not the Coliseum because that is only in Rome. It is grand and well worth a stop in this Istrian town that is fascinating for it's eclectic mix of architecture. Ownership of the town has changed hands frequently, from Rome to Austria to Italy to socialist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

life. This is the best preserved Colosseum in the world. While the one in Rome is bigger, this one allows you to feel what it was really like in the arena. You can explore the tunnels underneath and walk onto the arena as if you were off to fight the lions. Amazing place. They also hold concerts there so always... More 

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This arena is mostly in tact and an important arena of Roman times . They often hold shows in it at night , but just seeing it from the outside and walking around it is wonderful enough for me .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Arena will take your breath away but if you are in Pule during movie festival then you must go out and buy tickets for that cause that is wonderfull and very romantic experience.something that you should definately do!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Arena from the times of romans in great condition. Cheap entrance. If you plan to go to Istria dont forget to visit this arena and also temple of augustus, which is 15 minutes walk far.

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Overland Park, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The most significant monument in Pula, Croatia is the Roman amphitheater or arena. According to history construction began during the period of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD). It is estimated that it could receive approximately 23,000 spectators. The remaining structure indicates it had 4 main arched entrances. The 2nd section has 72 arches and at the top there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The 6th largest Roman colosseum in the world and one of the best to reserved. For 20 Kuna ($3) you can't go wrong. It was a fascinating place to imagine what life must have been like for a gladiator, or the thousands in the seats watching the gruesome events play out in the sands on the arena floor.

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