Pula Tourist Traps

  • Sam at the Forum of Pula.
    Sam at the Forum of Pula.
    by Jerelis
  • Facade of the Temple of Roma and August.
    Facade of the Temple of Roma and August.
    by Jerelis
  • On our way to the Forum Square.
    On our way to the Forum Square.
    by Jerelis

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    Cheaper to Brijuni Archipelago

    by Skeptic-jr Written Aug 20, 2003

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    The tickets on the cruise by boat around the Brijuni Archipelago are cheaper when you start from Fazana. So if you want to save some money you would better take a boat (and a ticket too, of course) rather there than in Pula. Although offers are very similar (trip around, food and some drinks, 1-2 hour stay on beach at one of islands) and only the way ?to" the archipelago is a bit longer, the differences in prices can reach up to 50 per cent (e.g. 150 and 100 kuna). The most expensive, but without any doubts also the most impressive, will be the cruise which includes a visit on the main island.

    Brijuni Archipelago
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    • Cruise
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    Olympics ?!?!

    by JLBG Written Jan 20, 2005

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    Five Pula !

    What is that ?

    One is enough !

    Olympics in Pula ?

    Great news !

    Oh, that was in 1988 ?

    I don't understand, I was in Pula and nobody told me ! It must have been private !

    Fun Alternatives: Haha, not really a tourist trap but a Vter joke.

    Who will find the clue will earn my consideration !

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    Not all restaurants offer the fresh Seafood

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 24, 2003

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    Like in any other touristic places on earth there are reastaurants and "restaurants". If you do not care how much you will spend for lunch, I suggest you "Milan", Borghesia" "Fra-Kat", or "Valsabbion". If the price metter to you, take your own risk.

    Unique Suggestions: Let me teach you how to recognize the fresh fish:
    - open the eye of the fish (when the waiter showing you the offer of the day), if it looks gloomy the fish is not fresh
    - the other test is; remove the gill, it must be of light pink colour, if not the fish was freezed up.

    Arena
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    Five Pula Olympics are not Olympics in Pula !

    by JLBG Updated Sep 21, 2011

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    Pula is the currency of Botswana. The photo represents a 5 pula coin issued for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

    Fun Alternatives: Haha, not really a tourist trap but a Vter private joke.

    Who will find the clue will earn my consideration !

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Brijuni island - is it worth it?

    by tobhamor Written Nov 4, 2004

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    We made a day trip to Brijuni from Pula. Kind of wondered why we did because you have to go on an escorted tour so you have very little time to see the interesting things on the island. OK, so the Avenue of Pines and the 1700 year old olive tree aren't so spectacular, but there are some Roman ruins it would have been nice to explore for more than 10 minutes.

    Unique Suggestions: Sneak off from your tour group and hire a bicycle or just walk around. We didn't realise bike hire was possible until we were leaving.

    Avenue of Pines

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    In most clubs and popular...

    by Anita_Porec Written Aug 26, 2002

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    In most clubs and popular places, you will have to pay to use the toilet (sometimes up to 2.00 EUR )
    What can I say, take a leak before you leave the house. Also, exchange you money in the exchange office, not on the street. Don't buy drugs from locals at clubs. When visiting Brioni, take the bus to Fazana and the ferry to Brioni. Don't take the boat from Prorec or further up as you will pay 3X as much and won't see anything special.

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    The Fortress or Kastel....

    by bonio Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Fortress or Kastel. Without wanting too upset anyone, not all that interesting or infomative. Only real plus are the great views over the city and harbour. Also a very steep climb up from the harbour- Mrs Bonio less than impressed!

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    Forum – The main square.

    by Jerelis Written Mar 13, 2015

    Pula is the oldest town in the south part of Istria. Based on archaeological evidence, the settlement dates to the 10th century BC. Greek pottery and a part of a statue of Apollo have been found. Later on the city also became a major port, and that always stayed that way. The remains of the ancient city can still be seen at the central square called the Forum. For example you will immediately notice the Temple of Romae and August (built in the first century) and the 13th century Pula town hall.

    The main square (called the Forum) on which all these beautiful historical buildings are situated, is the natural center of the city of Pula: a stage for various minor and major events, a reference point, a meeting place and the starting point or destination for walkers who want to discover the city. Historically speaking, the square began to operate in a shape and size similar to what we see today in the early years of the 4th century.

    Sam at the Forum of Pula. Facade of the Temple of Roma and August. Standing near the back wall of the city hall. On our way to the Forum Square.
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    • Archeology

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    Forum – Temple and more.

    by Jerelis Written Mar 13, 2015

    Before we decided where we wanted to go during the summer of 2014, of course we did some research on Google about Pula. One of the things that intrigued me immediately was the fact that there was a beautiful ancient temple exposed right at Forum, the city center of this old city. This Temple of Romae and August is the best preserved portion of the Forum. It was built in the 1st century and later converted into a church under Byzantine rule. The Temple consists of 6 columns which make up the open entrance. The temple now displays a number of Roman sculptures.

    Other places of interest will be found if you just look up to the beautiful facades of the surrounding buildings of the square. Maybe it is a good tip to have a cold refreshment at one of the terraces, sit on a comfortable chair, just look around and enjoy the vibrancy of this beautiful spot.

    The Forum seen via the Temple of Rome and August. The entrance of the Temple of Rome and Augustus. Beautiful facade of Temple of Rome and Augustus. Leaving the amazing Forum sqaure of Pula.
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    Forum – The busy center.

    by Jerelis Written Mar 13, 2015

    Without a doubt is the Forum the busy center of the town and a true tourist trap. But is this a good reason to avoid it and not visit it? No, not at all. You can also put this main square in the tip section "Must see"! And I can also tell you why :)

    At the north west part of the square you will see two magnificent buildings. First of all the Temple of Romae and Augustus. The second building is the Pula City Hall, called the Communal Palace, which is situated in the heart of the present city of Pula. The spot occupied by the Palace has been used for the public buildings since ancient Rome. The Forum is a fun place to be as it is still one of the central gathering places in the city today. The square is a pedestrian only area and lined with cafes and restaurants. Like I said above … a must see spot in the city of Pula!

    Overview at the Forum square of Pula. A look at the City Hall at the Forum. At the Forum of Pula.
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    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology

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    I havent found any real...

    by madla Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I havent found any real tourist trap. We only had a bit negative feeling while visiting 'Historical museum of Pula'. Things inside did not interested us too much :-(( But it has a good lookout tower.

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