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“Great views and character, lacking much information”
Review of Kastel

Kastel
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Pula Walking Tour
Ranked #5 of 81 things to do in Pula
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great views and character, lacking much information”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We visited on our first day in Pula and walked around the outside of the fort before going in. The views are fantastic on every side and the layout is very clear. There's a couple of exhibitions inside which are quite interesting as it's very varied and gives you a glimpse into different aspects of life without being too overwhelming.

However, there was very little actual information on the fort itself. We quite enjoyed the minimalism where the fort was bare 'as it was'. It was a main difference we found visiting UK Tourist sites compared to Croatian - there was a lack of information boards and lack of restrictions in Croatia which was quite nice, as it felt much more honest than some UK attractions which can be a bit 'look but don't touch' at times.

However, the entry fee was only 20 kuna each so really good value and a nice way to kill and hour or two. If you don't fancy going in you can walk around the outside of the fort and still enjoy the views.

Visited June 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Kastel let down”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Not much to see, lots of photos, drawings etc. Very little left of original castle and very few artifacts.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Must visit”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We liked the museum and the views from above were really great onto the city and Arena, the price for entrance was 60 kn but it was great.

Visited June 2013
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London
Level 6 Contributor
303 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Views!”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Stunning views from the Kastel and lots of shaded areas that you can sit under and enjoy some bulek that you've picked up from the bakery! There is a small narrow footpath along the side looking out over the harbour and rooftops. Worthwhile.

Visited May 2013
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Regensburg, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“great views”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

the view from the tower and around the fort is quite impressive. we enjoyed walking around the hill too. its a must visit in pula!

Visited December 2012
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