Pula Sports & Outdoors

  • The Chapel of St. Maria Formosa.
    The Chapel of St. Maria Formosa.
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  • The Roman mosaic floor.
    The Roman mosaic floor.
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  • Arriving at the Forum of Pula.
    Arriving at the Forum of Pula.
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    Hiking – More than 3000 years of history.

    by Jerelis Written May 31, 2015

    Colonia Pietas Iulia Pola, name given to Pula by the old Romans, has been writing its history for 3000 years. The city built at the end of a beautiful bay and on seven hills reveals many lovely and interesting old buildings, sights and for example an old and ancient city wall. The compact town of Pula is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Pula is Istria, and yet it is a culture unto itself. It was an important city of the ancient Roman Empire and its legacy of monuments can be admired in the streets to this day. Historical buildings to stroll around include the 1st century Amphitheater, numerous churches, a Forum, the Triumpal Arch of the Sergi, an Austro Hungarian designed park and the defensive walls underneath the castle reveal delights at every turn. Time to explore it!

    We can honestly state that the best way to explore Pula is by foot and the second best way is also by foot! Besides giving you the opportunity to roam the narrow streets and the cozy squares, it is the quickest way too. If you really want to, you can cross the city in approximately 35 minutes. Remember that sometimes it might be quicker (and nicer!) to take a few short-cuts into picturesque alleys instead of following the masses of tourists. Maybe this is easy for us to say as we stayed for a longer period of time and not like most of the tourists only for one day. But even when your stay is rather short, do try to get away from the crowds and just have a 'look around'. Pula is simply a perfect place to walk for a few hours and pretending to know where you are.

    Sam at the Gate of Hercules. The Archaeological Museum of Pula. Canons at the Venetian Fortress. Sam at the terrace of Orfej in Pula. The part of the market outside the main building.
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    Hiking – Game plan strategy.

    by Jerelis Written May 31, 2015

    Most people try to rush Pula on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Pula properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before setting out. Before we visited Pula we saw on a city map that the city of Pula is divided into three areas - the historical old town, the area around the harbour and the more residential area in the new part of the town. We visited the city several times, every time we hiked our way through one of the areas.

    Our hikes were in the old town where the city is one huge ancient site in which we could walk for several hours. It was quite strenuous sometimes, but definitely worth while! For example we started at Riva where we parked the car, made our way to the amazing amphitheater and finally hiked way into the old town and it ended at the Forum at the other side of the city centre. While most tour guides don't recommend getting lost in the alley´s, this part of Pula is the place to get hopelessly lost for half a day. We wondered off through mysterious and steep alleyways leading us away from the crowds. We ended up at the castle of Pula, the green, fish and meat market situated at the beginning of the Flanaticka Ulica, mazes of hilly backstreets and deserted gardens. The real Pula?

    A local is feeding the pigeons. Cellars under the Pula amphitheater. Having a look at the Twin Gates of Pula. Beautiful mansions in the center of Pula. The facade of the Pula Cathedral.
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    Hiking – Take time to meander.

    by Jerelis Written May 29, 2015

    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of Pula old town´s principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object. After our strawl we rewarded ourselves with a cool glass of beer or wine for our effort! We learned that you won´t do justice to the entire city of Pula whenever you won´t visit other parts than just the main sights. So ... do meander, because the cluster of sights around the main square or the dominating amphitheater are truly beautiful, but the more secret pleasures of the hushed backstreets are just entrancing.

    There are truly more than enough vibrant cultural scenes to see, like the off the beaten path Roman house floor mosaic way back in the Ul. Benediktinske Opatije and for example the Chapel of St. Maria Formas at the end of the street called Maksimijanova Ul. Via the street of Ul. Sergijevaca, with its beautiful Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, we ended up at the central square called the Forum, which is probably the most important square of Pula. It lead to a great viewing point at the ancient Temple of August, where we could also get great views at the Communal Palace. All this may seem very though as finding your way in Pula might be difficult, but in really distances are short and the signs will help you in getting around. Enjoy!

    Part of the amazing Pula amphitheater. The Chapel of St. Maria Formosa. The Roman mosaic floor. Arriving at the Forum of Pula. The Triumphal Arch of the Sergii in Pula.
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    Sailing

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 3, 2012

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    The marina of Pula hostes baots from all over the year. Since the whole area is pretty windy one, it is very good spot for sailing and surfing.
    My best friend, now situated in USA, was one of the best sailling competitors in ex-Yugoslavia and Europe aswell. I used to sail with him during the summer holidays in it was an excellent experience.

    Equipment: All you need is a good sailling boat and experienced skipper.
    Before starting sailing in the local acquatorium, ask locals about the winds, it might help you to come back in marina safely.

    Marina u luci Marina of Pula Marina
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    Sport info

    by canaglic Written Mar 27, 2003

    Sport - Moderate climate in winter and springtime makes it possible for all sportsmen to exercise various athletic disciplines. The natural green colour of the forests and the clear blue sea compliment the varied sport structures which are of the highest level.

    Equipment: There are numerous choices for athletic and sport activities; inside tennis, football fields, mini golf, athletic facilities, bicycle paths, hiking trails, scuba diving, and outdoor without and indoor swimming-pools with heated sea water.

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