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Gate of Hercules (Porta Herculanea)

Carrarina ulica, Pula, Croatia
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Ranked #12 of 22 Attractions in Pula
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural

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214 reviews 214 reviews
91 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 reviews
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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