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Address: Scalierova Ulica 30, Pula, Croatia
Phone Number: +385-52-219-028
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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 great visit

It was amazing to explore the arena .it was reel standing in the middle of the arena and imagine the feeling in reel life

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It was amazing to explore the arena .it was reel standing in the middle of the arena and imagine the feeling in reel life

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Kongsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Arena is beautiful and historically important. Though smaller than big brother Collosseum, Arena is as exciting to explore. You are able to see more of the divided sections for animals and gladiators than in Rome. In the cellar ther's an interesting apartment with lots of roman vases and a souvenir shop. Easily spent 4-5 hrs there.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Arena is really impressive - from in and out. The most interesting historical sight in Pula. The rest of town - there is not much to see. It is good to be there at a kind of old Roman days in June or July. For beaches you have to go on the outskirts of the town, best with your own... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic place to visit, definitely the highlight of Pula. You can just walk around the outside but I recommend paying the entrance fee to go inside to get a real feel of this place. It also includes a small museum underneath the arena.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Massive, well preserved and interesting. Good for pretending you are in Gladiator. As good as Verona. Can't afford to go in or not keen on queues? You can walk all the way round the outside of It for free without actually going inside!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

No need to go inside - can view from outside. We did go to the Gladiator show but found it very disappointing and amateurish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A must when in Pula. Well preserved . They have gladiator fights on some evenings but unfortunately we couldn't go. Get your photo taken with the two soldiers in there. We had a great laugh what lovely men and all for 20 kuna (£2)

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Neath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Pula is a lovely town but the arena is the showstopper. If you get a chance go see a show. We saw Gladiator show. Got there too late and had no seats but could see 'uncomfortably' from the rear. We were lucky to see the last 15 mins of show on the concrete seats as people left. We know some... More 

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Garching bei Munchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One of the main things to see when u r in Pula. When we were they had also fights, u just need to inform urself when they have it. Its really nice place.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of the main sights to see in Pula. Got the bus right outside and just a short walk back to city centre. Not on the same scale as Colosseum, but very interesting and more complete. Great views over habour too. Must see if you visit Istra.

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