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Gate of Hercules (Porta Herculanea)

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Address: Carrarina ulica, Pula, Croatia
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New Year's Eve 2017

A very nice and interested place the Gate of Hercules. It must be seen with all other roman constructions of the town.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 4, 2017
Vacallo, Switzerland
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Vacallo, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

A very nice and interested place the Gate of Hercules. It must be seen with all other roman constructions of the town.

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Maybe it is not something big and very impressive but it is for sure an important and very old part of our history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The Gate of Hercules is located just after the Twin Gate and is one of the oldest remaining gates dating back to the 1st century BC. Built of uncarved stone blocks, the gate has a hardly recognizable head of Hercules carved at the top of the arch. Worth a look

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Warren, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Not far from the Arena in Pula is the best-preserved of the ancient gates to the old city, the Porta Herculanea. The gate is inscribed with the names of two Roman officials - Calpurnius Piso and Cassius Longinus - who served here from 47-44 BC, making it easy to date this gate to their period of service. The figure of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Honestly we passed next to it while walking from Serge Arch to the Arena - and did not notice. If you pass by, just make sure you check all gates - and than you wont miss it. Nice place to see in the evenings.

Thank Eva V
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We saw this gate while on a walking tour - I have seen other reviews that say this is hard to find, I think you are more likely to just walk past it.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We went to visit the gate on many occasions but last night, was by far the best. There were lots of croatian girls performing majorettes in a competition! The street was jam packed and the music was loud. This was a lovely way to finish our evening in Pula! Would come back and visit Pula again...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The single gate features Hercules at the top. He's a bit worse for the wear after several centuries. His head and club are still discernible and there is an ancient inscription containing the names of Calpurnius and Cassius who had been given the task to found a Roman colony at the site of today’s Pula (circa 47 and 44 BC).

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

A small ancient arch in the city. It was very hard to find using the tourist map. We stumbled on it by accident after giving up. Although as there was no tourist information there I did not realise that hercules' head and club are visible on the top of the arch. This is why more than just a name sign... More 

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Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

It's a good example of ancient buildingskills. But a gate is just a gate. Look at at and spent time in the city that lies ahead.

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