Arch of the Sergeius Family, Pula

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  • Detail of the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi.
    Detail of the Triumphal Arch of the...
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  • Bumping into Triumphal Arch of the Sergi.
    Bumping into Triumphal Arch of the...
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  • The richly decorated town side.
    The richly decorated town side.
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    Triumphal Arch of Sergi – Part of city walls.

    by Jerelis Written Aug 29, 2014

    Whenever you arrive at the Triumphal Arch of Sergi, do know one thing. It’s a tip we are giving you as we learned about this once we were at home and read some more about the city of Pula and the Triumphal Arch of Sergi in particular. It was a part of the old city walls. This triumphal arch leaned against the city gate Porta Aurea thus called because of its richly ornamented arch or gilded elements. The gate and the wall were pulled down in the beginning of the 19th century as a result of the city expansion outside the city walls.

    The Arch was constructed in Corinthian style with strong Hellenistic and Asia Minor influences both in the method and ornaments. As the eastern side was not visible it has remained for the most part uncarved, while the western, town side is richly decorated. Today numerous cultural performances, theatrical and musical, are held on the square next to the Arch. The adjacent street is a shopping area.

    The richly decorated town side. The adjacent street is a shopping area.
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    Triumphal Arch of Sergi – The Sergi family.

    by Jerelis Written Aug 29, 2014

    Triumphal arches are one of the most influential and distinctive types of architecture associated with ancient Rome. Thought to have been invented by the Romans, the triumphal arch was used to commemorate victorious generals or significant public events such as the founding of new colonies, the construction of a road or bridge, the death of a member of the imperial family or the accession of a new emperor. The Triumphal Arch of the Sergi was erected between the years 29 and 27 BC by the Sergi family, in honor of the three members of the family who held important positions in Pula at that time.

    The honorary triumphal arch, originally a city gate, was erected as a symbol of the victory at Actium. It funny to learn that we were attracked by the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, but we were not the only ones, because this arch also has attracted the attention of many artists, like Michelangelo.

    View at the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi. Detail of the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi.
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    Triumphal Arch of Sergi – Eye catching monument.

    by Jerelis Written Aug 29, 2014

    It is quite an amazing fact, but based on archaeological evidence the settlement of Pula dates back to the 10th centrury BC. For sure its rich history has left it landmarks through the old ancient city center. One of the most eye catching monuments right here is the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi. It is kind of impossible to miss it once you visit Pula, because it is situated right at the city center. We kind of bumped into it when we walked our way from the Amphitheatre to the busy city center of Pula. The Triumphal Arch of the Sergi was erected during the period that the city of Pula became a regional centre of Roman rule and was called Pietas Julia.

    We knew that a triumphal arch is a monumental structure in the shape of an archway with one or more arched passageways, often designed to span a road. In its simplest form a triumphal arch consists of two massive piers connected by an arch, which is just what this particular one is about. We visited Pula twice and both times we had a good look at the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi and it made quite an impression on us. Of course, its size is smaller as the famous Triumphal Arch of Paris, but still it is a beautiful spot to visit.

    Bumping into Triumphal Arch of the Sergi. Beautiful surroundings near the Triumphal Arch.
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    Arch of the Sergii

    by shavy Written Aug 6, 2014

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    This is the city gate, everyone is passed through, the arch stands a bit outside the center. Beyond there were shops around, restaurants. I'm not surprised that is the busiest area in the city. This is the busiest arch I've seen. There is a yellow building shop next to it, which is not fit to this structure is like a boutique

    This is called the Arch of Sergii is an Ancient Roman triumphal arch at the beginning of the Ulica Orvog Maja. The arch, which was originally a city gate till today, was built in 29-27 BC and commemorates the victory at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC

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    ARCH OF THE SERGII.

    by alyf1961 Written Dec 4, 2009

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    Salvia Postuma Sergia used her own money to build the arch to honour her three brothers who fought and died at the battle of Actium. The arch was erected in the last two decades of the 1st century BC.

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    Slavoluk Sergijevaca/Arch of the Sergi

    by Redang Updated Sep 13, 2009

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    The Triumphal Arch of the Sergi (orGolden Gate) was built between the years 29 and 27 BC by the Sergi family, in honor of three members of the family who held important positions in Pula at that time.

    Arch of the Sergi (Pula, Croatia) Arch of the Sergi (Pula, Croatia)

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    Arch of the Sergians

    by mikey_e Written Jul 10, 2007

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    This was the first place in Pula where I actually felt like I was in a touristy place. Perhaps that was because this is such a wide open space that connects the old city and the Roman ruins with the much more modern are of the Giardini and the market. The Arch of the Sergians is also known as Zlatna vrata or Golden Gate and was built in 30 BCE by Salvia Postuma Sergia. The side of the Gate facing the older parts of town contains the more interesting engravings with stories of the victories of the Sergia family.

    Arch of the Sergians Arch of the Sergians amid the crowds

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    Arch of the Sergeius Family

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2005

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    Triumphal Arch of the Sergeius Family was erected in the 1st century BC,most probably shortly after the battle of Actium (31 BC), and it has a triumphal and honorary character.
    The central figure, to which the arch was dedicated, was Lucius Sergius Lepidus, son to Lucius, a military tribune of the 29th legion, which took part at the battle of Actium on the side of Octavian August, when Caesar's murderers were defeated. It is not completely clear whether Salvia Postuma was Lepidus's mother or wife.
    As the city walls and the gates were demolished during the new regulation of the city, the arch became a self-standing building.

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    Arch of the Sergeius Family

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2005

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    Of twelve Roman city gates three have been preserved. The most attractive must have been the so-called "porta aurea" - Golden gate - which had an exceptionally beautiful triumphant arch attached to its inner side. It is a masterpiece of Roman architecture at the turn of the Christian era. The building of exceptionally harmonious proportions and brillant execution was erected by a patrician woman of Pula Salvia Postuma of the Sergeius family with her own money, as was stressed by the inscription, in honour of three members of her family and who held high military or administrative duties in the Roman state.

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    Sergius arch seen from trg Portarata

    by JLBG Updated Nov 18, 2004

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    Slavoluk obitelji Sergi (Sergius arch) was built at the end of the first century AD. It is also called Portarata (Golden door). Three rich local citizens called Sergius, in order to honor their memory for centuries, have built this arch.

    Pula, Sergius arch seen from trg Portarata
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    Slavoluk Sergijevaca

    by montezaro Updated Aug 5, 2004

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    Triumphal Arch of the Sergeius family, from the 1st c. BC, was built in honour of Lucius Sergius Lepidus, a military tribune of the 29th legion, his father Lucius Sergius, son to Caius who was a consul and Lepidus's uncle Cnaeus Sergius who also held high offices like his brother.

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    The Triumphal Arch

    by sandysmith Updated Apr 19, 2004

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    The main street running past the arena leads to the TRG BRATSTVA-JEDINSTVA Brotherhood and Unity Square - the site of the necropolis mentioned in Dante's inferno. This is now the centre of modern Pula and is flanked by the city fortifications and the Roman Hercules Gate. The Triumphal Arch with its two pairs of corinthian columns has been studied and sketched by Michelangelo and Robert Adam.

    Archway in Pula

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    Triumphal Arch Of Sergius...

    by coceng Written Nov 4, 2003

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    The outer side of the archis lavishly ornamented with columns & friezes while the inner sidethat led to the Old Town is simpler.
    Until the 19th century, the arch was backed by by the city gate & was surrounded by walls that were pulled down to allow the city to expand beyong the Old Town...

    Triumphal Arch of Sergius in Pula
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    Triumphal Arch Of Sergius...

    by coceng Written Nov 4, 2003

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    This majestic arch was built in 27 BC to commemorate 3 members of of the Sergius family who held important official duties in Pula.
    One of the sights that Pula could offer visitors, it's a must seeing with your own eyes.
    Let's have a closer look...

    triumphal Arch of Sergius in Pula
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    Sergius Arch

    by Skeptic-jr Written Aug 20, 2003

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    The Sergius Arch was built in 1 century BC by the order Salvia Sergi who wanted to honor in this way deceased members of her family (especially Sergius). It serves as a kind of an entrance to narrow streets of the Old Town. Its slim columns are made in Corynthium style. In the yellow colored building beside the arch lived James Joyce, author of "Ulisses".

    Sergius Arch
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