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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
Ste M
United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The Hercules Gate is one of 10 gates built for the original roman city. Only 3 of the 10 still remain: this one, the double gate up the road to the right (as you face the gate) and the arch of sergii down the road to the left. Hercules can just be seen in the keystone at the top of... More 

Thank tradIndy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This was an interesting site to view while walking around Pula. It was a few minutes, however, before I noticed the very rough head sculpture at the top of the arch.

Thank BigAlks
Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Built as a part of the city’s fortification wall with ten gates, this one is the oldest gates dated from 1st century BC. The name comes from the ancient hero Hercules, who was the guardian of the city in Roman times. In its arch, 4 meters high and 3,6 meters wide, are inscribed the names of founders of Pula, L.Capurnius... More 

Thank Borzov
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...

Thank blanc1
United Kingdom
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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 !

Thank Ste M
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.

Thank vaclean
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.

Thank OtagoSG
Sofia, Bulgaria
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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).

Thank flaneur40
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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.

Thank morfish

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