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Address: Carrarina ulica, Pula, Croatia
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

This gate fades right into the background in Pula. It has the head of Hercules and his club at the top. It is hard to see how it was part of the whole city wall unless looking closely and ignoring the buildings behind it. There are rounded sections of the wall on both sides of the Hercules Gate. Stop and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

If in Pula, you wont miss this. Part of the walking tour. Nicely done structure. The walk past the gate into the old town is interesting and has some nice views. Every visitor to Pula will not miss this. The walk till the end past the gate has a scenic view of the ocean.

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