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Gate of Hercules (Porta Herculanea)

Carrarina ulica, Pula, Croatia
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Ranked #8 of 24 Attractions in Pula
Type: Architectural Buildings
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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Cambridge, ON
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Considering how old this gate is, this simplistic architecture is amazing and well preserved against the damage of time and not to mention wars that swept this region. We are truly blessed to have the opportunity to see this and touch the stones. I felt such connections with people who lived centuries ago and never imagined one day tourists will... More

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Cork, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved it, great atmosphere, was there for the world cup finals, the atmisphere was electric as we watched the world cup on the big screen., remarably well preserved like all the historcial monuments in the vacinity of Pula

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Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was little bit disappointed because you can hardly see carving of the head of Hercules at the top of the arch . The gate is between Arch of the Sergii and Twin Gate . It's next to a taxi stand and is entrance to Italian community center or something like that . ;)

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Had something else in my mind when I was going the Gate of Hercules. Was expecting something spectacular, something special. It's a big gate with some nice reliefs on it . . . . . maybe I should have taken one of the guided tours and been enthused by the guide!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Again we stumbled upon this amazingly well preserved gateway to the archaeological museum, we did not go into the museum but strolled around the grounds where there was a dig in progress and many old ruins that were there for us to see. Will definitely go back.

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