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Kastel

Kastel Hill, Pula, Croatia
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Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in Pula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Silkeborg, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Old fort with a very small exhibiton about Pula as a important port. Climb the outer walls for a fantastic view over Pula and the surronding areas. The view alone is well worth the entrance fee.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This a good example of a smallish 17thC fort, and still has quite a few old guns, though they aren't mounted very well. You can climb up to the top of the walls which is pretty good, but the big attraction really is the great views you get of the surrounding area. Certainly worth the climb up there!

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28 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Entrance fee was a bit much considering there wasn't that much on display in the "museum", but the views of the city below were fantastic.

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Portarlington, Ireland
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26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Located on the top of the hill, the castle has a nice exhibition of old sailing memoribilia from when Pula was the main port of the Austro-Hungarian empire.Oddly, there is a collection of machine guns (oiled but out of use!) in the courtyard but no explanation of what they are or why there there. Worth a visit for the views... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Had an afternoon of and saw the sign which I interested as "History museum". The climb is not too much, even in hot sunshine, and the view is great, all around Pula and countryside. I went inside and was rather disappointed by the exhibit, which is really rudimentary, particularly if you expect a "museum". So do not expect it; but... More

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Astoria oregon
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693 reviews 693 reviews
163 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is an old castle. High on the hill everything is here. Including the moat! It is quite a climb up this ancient fortress. Did I say incredible views of the whole valley below. Incredible, too there are at least two retaurant coffee shops up here. Do not miss this adventure, donot leave without seeing this! Recommend? Absolutely. Return? Yes.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The fortress, set upon the hill, giving you the view of Pula you don't want to miss. Full with interesting historical items such as cannons each one telling a story for itself. The inside decoration and design gives each event held there a priceless taste.

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Skopje, Karpos, Macedonia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Wonderful sightseeing from Kastel. You can see the whole city and the sea. There are guns, too. It can be reached from several streets.

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bedford
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9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Lovely place for a quiet and scenic walk. It's quite high so you get great views over the city in every direction and can get great photos. Lots to see outside, many roman walls, caves, archways etc. worth the walk.

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Gyor, Hungary
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Beautyful view around Pula But its not a really museum I think a good aliby to sell tickets for 20kn Some rusty machine guns and two propellers some pics and furniture(?!) From an old drug store (?!) But its peaceful after the tourist army wich is around the city;-)

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