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The Arena in Pula

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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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Impressive by night

I recently visited the Arena in Pula. I'm not really into museums and artifacts etc so didn't pay the entry fee but I got some great pictures from the outside both by day and by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I recently visited the Arena in Pula. I'm not really into museums and artifacts etc so didn't pay the entry fee but I got some great pictures from the outside both by day and by night. We were only in Pula for one day so the Arena was a great 'must-see' attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This impressive structure looks like the young sister of the Collosseum but make no mistake, it's structurally much better looking and when you consider the age of this beauty it would leave you awe struck. I would not spend the 40 kuna to walk inside as you can see everything pretty much from outside and there is no real great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

besides everything well known about the great arena I will highly recommend to walk downstairs to view the underground of the ancient times, if You do not have a guide ask coz many of the displays are scattered and perhaps You might miss sth interesting...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stayed in Pula for three nights during a summer festival. I visited the arena both during the day and then later at night for a concert. Both times you are taken back both by its beauty but also it's raw value. So simple in design yet with intricate details that really show off what the Roman architects could achieve, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Pula has rich set of traces of time that belonged to the Roman Empire. His most famous ex-libris is the Amphitheater, locally known as Arena, built by Emperor Vespasian in the first century It is in reasonable condition, and the care of people, as everywhere in Croatia, is always very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Everyone goes to Rome to see the Great Arena......this one is much smaller but very well preserved, It is still used for concerts, movies, and other programs. Pula is an interesting town, get a city bus pass and tour the area....beaches are different....mostly stone or rock cliffs, but the water is great. People are very friendly and excited to meet... More 

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Pula, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For people who live in Pula Arena is something so normal that they not even noticed that they are passing by. But for turist it is place of interest and first on the list to see. For people from Pula it is place where they go for conecerts, opera and movie's but for other it is really remarcable Roman monument... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can almost feel the history in this place considering it's over a THOUSAND years old. If you haven't been here and you've been to Pula, then you haven't really seen Pula.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonder place. Visited it first time in June 2003. .West back in 2014. Stiller a Wonder ting to see and visIts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If there's one thing to see in Pula it's the amphitheatre! We were lucky to get an amazing guide that showed us around the historival building and told os everything worth knowing. She told us that during the summer there are concerts held at the amphitheatre and that would be an amazin experience!

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