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Gate of Hercules (Porta Herculanea)

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Address: Carrarina ulica, Pula, Croatia

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nexus of architectural motifs

This is worth a stop because it is sort of the period at the end of the sentence created by a preceding line of architecture representing the styles of the countries who have over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Brooklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is worth a stop because it is sort of the period at the end of the sentence created by a preceding line of architecture representing the styles of the countries who have over the years been in control of the town (Fascist Italian architecture; Austro-Hungarian architecture; Socialist Yugoslavian).

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Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I spent some time walking around Pula to look at all of the gates and arches on the tourist map. This one is easy to miss as it is nothing special.

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We also passed by it several times during our stay in Pula, not realising that this was it. Not worth searching for, better attractions and archways elsewhere.

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Paisley, Scotland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very plain and unbelievably difficult to find - we walked past it several times as we searched for it for ages on a boiling hot day - probably not worth the effort.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

No money wasted. It´s wort the 10 kunas. Genuine roman arcitechure. You can spend 15 minutes here and buy cheep post cards.

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Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I think that in generally croats deosn´nt do enough to preserve such a monuments.Maybe is a question of economy??

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Cambridge, ON
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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
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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
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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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Lochgilphead
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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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