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Address: Pula, Croatia
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Large plain church

This church took some serious hits in WWII. You can tell by the color of the pillars and the capitals on each. It looks like only 4 of the 14 or so pillars are original. Would... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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indy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This church took some serious hits in WWII. You can tell by the color of the pillars and the capitals on each. It looks like only 4 of the 14 or so pillars are original. Would have loved to see this church in it's hey day. Looks a bit like a big 'ol pole barn now.

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Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Pula is not that big city, so it's interesting to see that there seems to be a church in "every" corner. This Cathedral is located near seaside and Old Town. Free entrance and worth of visit

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Neath
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

wherever we go we end up in cathedrals or churches . We are not religious however they are a cool peaceful sanctuary in 38 degree heat. No where near as decorated as many we have seen , however the peace was a welcome relief

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This Hodge-podge of architectural details is said to house the remains of a 13th Century Hungarian King, but don't raise your hopes too much: the facade is the only item of partial interest. Even its tower is somewhat short and looking more like an elephant than an elegant Belvedere. The inside is empty of any decoration and of no interest... More 

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Zrenjanin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

In the Croatian town of Pula, I've been three times. Unlike previous visits, which were a combination of official and private, now I'm trying to make this city a little "unfolded", not as a journalist or scientist, but with the ambition to discover what escapes from the views of ordinary tourists or routinely correspondent. Coincidentally, it is the recommendation of... More 

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Wolverhampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Along with the Euphrasian Basilica it is one of the two official seats of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Poreč and Pula. The church is located on the south side of the Pula bay at the foot of the hill with the 17th century Venetian fort. The site of the present-day church has been used for religious worship since ancient... More 

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Thank CSLWolves
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A nice cathedral, well preserved and taken care of. Great location, and close to many cafes and the main street.

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Thank Skovheim
Pula, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I am from Pula and I was buptised in this church, and I can tell you that is very impressive to see. The history of this establishment is amazing, the way details are done and how cool is in the summer when you come in. A great place to come in and take a moment for your mind..... I racomend... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

A worthwhile stop when in Pula. Quite different to Italian cathedrals; not so ornate inside, but actually I really like it. It is an old Christian Basillica, so the style is quite different and it is exactly what I expected a place of worship in Croatia to be like: quite plain, yet architecturally impressive.

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Thank Alanna P
Bristol
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Free to enter, the Cathedral contains hardly anything of note, no lavish ceiling and hardly any art works. Its really as a house of God should be, with all the wealth going to the needy. Unfortunately, it does lead to a very quick visit. The surrounding area is a pleasant walk with many cafes and restaurants.

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