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“AS good as Rome” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Arena in Pula

The Arena in Pula
Scalierova Ulica 30, Pula, Croatia
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Pula
Type: Ancient Ruins, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Cultural
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Owner description: The Arena in Pula is a 1st century Roman amphitheatre. The arena is the 6th largest in the world.
Kerry ireland
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“AS good as Rome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

There are parts of the Arena which are unique to Pula and cannot be found in the Rome version. It is a must visit for everyone along with many other quality sites.

Visited April 2014
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“Beautiful Roman ruins”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Even though the day was windy and rainy, we really enjoyed the Pula Amphitheater. Our guide was excellent, and pointed out that it was the only arena built on a hill. She showed us the section that has been laser-cleaned; it gleams white while the rest of the structure is a dull grey.

After touring the arena itself, we descended to the underlying tunnels, where there was an ancient olive press, a collection of amphorae, and a fascinating Roman map.

A must-see!

Visited March 2014
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“Spectacular!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Loved every minute we spent there. The Arena is one of the 5 best preserved amphitheaters in the world and a must to see. We spent quite a long time wandering around and then went and had coffee at a tiny cafe that looks down into the Arena - magical.

Visited September 2013
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“Speechless and Teary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was our first visit to Pola, the place where my parents and grandparents were born when it was part of Italy. Seeing the Arena from the outside and then walking around inside left me speechless and quite teary remembering all the stories I'd heard since I was little. The Arena is one of 5 best preserved amphitheaters in the world and it is indeed a stunning building which leaves Verona's amphitheatre for dead. An absolute must to visit when you're in Pola.

Visited September 2013
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“Top site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is the most inspiring historic site in Croatia which is being restored all the time under qualified supervision.

Visited March 2014
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