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Gate of Hercules (Porta Herculanea)

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Luke P
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Moro, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Ahmedabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Constanta, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We have seen the gate but we found out what it was after leaving from there. it's in front of a hotel and you will be confused. An very old gate in center of the town.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

The Gate of Hercules is within the pedestrian zone of Pula with lots of nice shops and restaurants afterwards. Architecture is amazing and well preserved against the damage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

The oldest remaining Roman structure in Pula, and truly interesting to see. Although the modern building immediately behind it adds a slight anti-climactic feel to it. However, it's still amazing to observe a structure that lets us take such a huge virtual step back in time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This gate is shaped as an arch and it’s located not far from the Twin Gate, on the way to this from the Triumphal Arch of Sergius, in a very busy and in some parts shady road. It stands betwixt two towers which most probably go back to the Middle Ages. It is unfortunately rather damaged, in spite of which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The Hercules Gate is one of 10 gates built for the original roman city. Only 3 of the 10 still remain: this one, the double gate up the road to the right (as you face the gate) and the arch of sergii down the road to the left. Hercules can just be seen in the keystone at the top of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This was an interesting site to view while walking around Pula. It was a few minutes, however, before I noticed the very rough head sculpture at the top of the arch.

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