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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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Porto Alegre, RS
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

One of six Romans coliseums that still stands in the world. Very preserved, beautiful. Really amazing place. Its possible to walk in almost all parts.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We spent a pleasant hour or so walking round the arena and visiting the exhibition underneath - the same admission charge covers both. The arena is impressive and reasonably well preserved - you can fill in the gaps in the ruins to get the feeling of what it might have been like in roman times. You can park in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Its really great to see something so old still being used to day. Nice to see it being well looked after to. I would love to have gone to a concert in the arena must be great.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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466 reviews 466 reviews
296 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Roman amphitheatre of Pula, dated 27 BC and is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the World. It looks fantastic in my eyes. Is so impressive and i thing is worthwhile the visit.Through the arena walls you have views of the harbour, where we had our coffee after the tour. Continue to Rovinji,is amazing.

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Kolobrzeg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Arena in Pula is a very nice place to spend 2-3 hours on watching gladiator fighting (for example)! the fights are realistc and the ticket is cheap! NICE Attraction!

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Niteroi, RJ
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is a very well preservaded spot from the Roman times and they still have events inside of it. É uma construção da era Romana ainda bem preservada e eles ainda realizam eventos dentro.

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Orebro, Sweden
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

After visiting Colosseum in Rome, Italy I was really impressed by condition of the Arena in Pula. Not so much visitors makes it pretty comfortable to explore this fantastic ancient monument in your own pace. Don't forget to visit an underground ancient museum with a lot of interesting items from the area. What I regret is that I missed to... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Would recommend visiting in July as this is the Pula film festival. Every night they show 2 films in the amphitheatre, often one international hit and a local indie film too. It was a fantastic experience and a great way to see the structure. The Romans would be impressed that the building is still in use entertaining crowds today.

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Geelong, Australia
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39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Arena is a pleasant and peaceful place to visit. Wander around the 'ruins' and appreciate the magnificence of such an old structure that is very well preserved. When we visited in May, we saw one section that was vivid 'white' in colour, creating a dramatic contrast with the rest of the grey areas. The guide told us that this... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Definitely worth a visit to contemplate the long history of Pula, and even in the peak tourism season you can enjoy the Arena within an hour; you won't have to wait in long queues, and you can freely roam the ruins, and get some good views from the top sections. I would like to come back and see a performance... More

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