Al Pini Villaggio

52203 Pula Medulin, Istrien Kroatien, Pula, 52203, Croatia

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Inside.Inside.

Bell tower of St. Nicholas churchBell tower of St. Nicholas church

Town gate from 1718Town gate from 1718

Wonderful scenery of the bay.Wonderful scenery of the bay.

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Accommodation in Pula

by Redang

Hi everyone!

I'm going to Pula next August, and the question, is: If I don't find accommodation in the historic centre, which area do you recommend me? Obvioulsy, easy to get to the centre either in my car or with public transportation. And, any recommendations regarding hotel/hostel?

Thanks!

Santi

Re: Accommodation in Pula

by Razmataac

Hi Santi,

Hotel Riviera is quite nice. Old Habsburg fin-de-siecle that has seen better times. It's about 500 metres form the centre passing the amfithetre. Parking shouldn't be problem and I remember it as being very cheap.

Re: Accommodation in Pula

by Redang

Thanks, but I've read not too good comments about that hotel...

Re: Accommodation in Pula

by Razmataac

The building is amazing. But they managed to turn the inside into a gray comunist era hotel.

Re: Accommodation in Pula

by unaS

Off subject but just thought I would mention your new ppp - nice.

Re: Accommodation in Pula

by Redang

Thanks!

Re: Accommodation in Pula

by unaS

You are welcome.

Re: Accommodation in Pula

by JanesWorld

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Travel Tips for Pula

Roman times

by codrutz


Of course, the city's main attraction is the Collosseum. One of the best preserved and 6th largest in the world, it's a real beauty for the eye.
Standing in the middle of the collosseum and spin arround, thinking of the plays but also bloody games .

Must see : The Arena

by Ekaterinburg

I'm not going to give a lot of physical or historical details about Pula's arena as these are easily checked on Google. As a visitor to Pula what sturck me most about their famous Arena is how little hassle was attached to visiting it. I've seen other amphitheatres but never before actually went inside as the queues and general hassle usually put me off. In Pula however there were no queues at all , no pushy guides or fake centurions and you can wander round in total peace and freedom. The entrance fee was about EUR 4.50 and when I said Hvala to the man taking the tickets, he smiled and shook my hand. I was very pleased that my one word of Croatian was received so well !

Inside the seating is on one side only and the capacity for concerts here is about 5000. Downstairs in the exhibition area are hundreda of old amphoras and a few things like olive presses. I was expecting wax models of gladiators and wild animals and was absolutely thrilled when they didn't materialise. The only animal I met here was my favourite species in the whole world - a tabby cat who was pleased to accept rubs and compliments. She strutted around happily, every inch the mistress of the sixth largest Roman Amphitheatre in the world.

I think it would be impossible to miss the Arena if you come to Pula. It would also be very silly because this is the perfect opportunity for a relaxed and thorough visit to a Roman amphitheatre. Some of the photos included ,show close up details of the walls and arches.

View from the Kastel towards the harbour

by JLBG

On the left of the picture, a part of the harbor shows, with two cranes. In the middle is the cathedral, on Sveti tome trg. In the foreground, bottom of the picture, two of the canons that had been set to protect the fortress are still there !

Arena 8

by croisbeauty

The interior of the amphiteatre, the auditorium on stone steps, and a substantial part of under-structures on the west side of the building were not preserved, because the amphiteatre, which was neglected for centuries, served as a quarry for the material for churches and other buildings in Pula.

Prementura church

by JLBG

Actually, I am showing here Prementura's church as a land mark to find Fra-Kat restaurant;
Once arrived in front of the church, turn left. After 100 m, Fra-Kat will be on your right, in a perpendicular street, 25 m away.

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