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The Arena in Pula

Pula, Croatia
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Ranked #1 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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Rabat, Agdal, Morocco
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The history here is very interesting. This arena is much less touristy than other Roman attractions I have visited, so you can get some great photos. You don't need much time here as there is not much to see. Don't miss the museum under the arena where you can see where they made olive oil.

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Riga, Latvia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Nice Roman time arena, remember us about events and gladiator fighting and other activities at thet time. In our days different musical performances, concerts take place there, because of the good acustics. You can walk through and see it in genereal, some places close for restoration to prevent destruction.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you're in or near Pula it's worth a visit to the see the Amphitheatre. It doesn't take long, perhaps an hour to soak up the atmosphere and also to learn about the history in the underground exhibition. They also hold some concerts, plays and shows there........the next one is early August - Joss Stone and Status Quo (!) The... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It's amazing to step into this arena and know that ancient gladiator battles took place... The feet of our ancestors touched the same ground that you did. There is not much to do once inside but be in awe of the structure and wonder how these vast structures were put together...

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15 reviews 15 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The amphitheater and other Roman ruins in Pula are well worth the visit. Don't miss the well preserved Roman mosaic floor in the old town on the way to the arch. We arrived very early and didn't notice the two hour limit parking sign outside the amphitheater and got a parking ticket. We were told that it was important to... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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