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Address: Kastel Hill, Pula, Croatia

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A very interesting star fort.

A very interesting star fort. Location ( of course ) gives a slendid view over the city of Pula. Dont miss the ancient arena just outside the fort walls.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A very interesting star fort. Location ( of course ) gives a slendid view over the city of Pula. Dont miss the ancient arena just outside the fort walls.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

After all the castles in France it's nothing like that. Maybe nice to visit if you have spare time.It's a steep climb to the top. Not for disabled people.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you get near to the front door, you might as well go in. Entrance fee was cheap, but don't expect much. The museum was tiny and eclectic with nothing to grab you more than a few glances. The main views can be done for free outside the building. The limited upside is a slightly better view from the top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Simple but impressive castle which gives fabulous views of the port and the city. Worth the entrance fee which if memory serves was only 20 Kuna (approx £2)

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The archaeology museum in Pula was closed (for renovations - since 2013 I think).....so we checked out the Kastle and marine museum. The Kastle, was well.....a castle /fortress that provided good views....maybe 10 cannons......the "museum" part was very small and consisted mainly information and some relics from the sinking of the Baron Gautsch (ship) in WW1. Class tours restricted access... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Nothing much to see in the castle. I won't recommend that you pay a fee to get into the castle as the view can be seen from the outside from the castle grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A good place to overview the whole city and take good picture of Pula Arena. If you don't feel like to pay the 20 Kunas tickets you can just walk around the castle, it gives you the same amazing view of the city as well.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Nice 360 view from the tower. There's a couple different museums in the fort ranging from hockey in the region to the sinking of the Baron Gautsch (ship) back in WWI

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Cheap admission (20 kn) gives you the best view over Pula. Also the fort itself is nice to have a look at. The information says that the Kastel houses the Historical Museum of Istria. I surely hope they have more history in Istria than this, the museum is almost non existing (only a small exhibition). Definitely worth a visit for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

The museum was very disappointing with almost nothing in English, and very little to see. The price of admission is worth it for the amazing 360 degree views of pula. You are able to walk along the walls and even climb to the top of a small tower to get some great views. Well worth it if you are in... More 

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Address: Address: Kastel Hill, Pula, Croatia
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Pula

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