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Kastel

Kastel Hill, Pula, Croatia
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Ranked #9 of 24 Attractions in Pula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A visit to the castle fortification in Pula is a great visit which offers fantastic views of the city and the amphitheatre and is recommended. Also combine this with a visit to the underground tunnels which run under the castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

The view is amayzing!!!! From this place is possiable to see all the city. Even if you dont want to enter to the castle, this place have to be visited just because of view ! Olny one thing- around the castle is possiable to walk, but there is not a road for walking - in some places there is a... More

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172 reviews 172 reviews
56 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Otherwise known as Povijesni Musej - Istrian History Musuem. We climbed up for the amazing views over Pula - but did not visit the museum. You can still have great views from the hill outside, even sit on the cannons and walk across the drawbridge. The access is not easy, there's steps from Via Sergia. Worth it for the views.

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Domzale, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very old fort, impressive collection of canons, but no other atractions. 20 kunas (3 €) for entrance is overpriced just for a great view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A bit difficult to find with lots of steps and upward streets to get to. The lady at the enterance was so friendly and helpfully in her broken English. It housed some exhibitions of maritime sorts which was fascinating but when you go outside the climb up again is worth it for the stunning view over the city of Pula

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Top Contributor
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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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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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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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