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Gate of Hercules (Porta Herculanea)

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Address: Carrarina ulica, Pula, Croatia
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Just after the twin gates.....

As you head towards the centre of Pula, the Gate of Hercules is a short distance from the Twin Gates in the same section of original city wall. The gate itself is not marked so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

fabulously maintained, love to see the old part of the city....easily found just walk the streets...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

As you head towards the centre of Pula, the Gate of Hercules is a short distance from the Twin Gates in the same section of original city wall. The gate itself is not marked so take care not to miss !

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The gate is within the pedestrian zone of Pula, with nice shops and restaurants afterwards. The gate is well kept up, worth seeing.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Due to the cafe now directly behind it, and it's tremendous state of preservation, it is very easy to pass by the Hercules gate and not realise it's antiquity. It is only when you pass through the gate that you see the plaque for what is the oldest monument in Pula.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This important monument is one of the earliest architectural pieces from the beginning of the city. Unfortunately it's in bad condition and you cannot see almost noting of the original decoration.

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New York City, New York
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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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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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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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