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Pula Things to Do

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  • Roman Amphitheater

    Promoted as the most complete Roman amphitheater, that may only apply to its external walls. The interior suffered the common transformations of most Croatian monuments, and shows almost nothing of its original structure. Much smaller than its brother, in Rome, it is a magnificent building, deserving the quick mandatory visit.

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  • Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed...

    Until going there I only knew one cathedral with the tower separated from the main building - in Leiria. Now, I knew a second one. And that was my most remarkable note about this monument, as usually built-destroyed-rebuilt, sharing stones with other, including the amphitheater.

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  • Augustus Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    This temple is from around 2nd century BC to before the death of Augustus in 14AD, for which the temple is dedicated. Besides that dedication, it also is a commemoration for Goddess Roma, a deity from the Greek era. The structure was converted into a church during Byzantine times, so it was preserved for centuries. The building was built on a...

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Pula Hotels

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  • Hotel Histria

    57-71 euros per person in a double room, half board -most expensive in Pula -very big (if you like...

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  • Hotel Scaletta

    Single rooms may be better but our double was fairly small with noisy A/C We only stayed one night...

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  • Hotel Valsabbion

    'VALSABBION' - hotel restaurant. Hotel Facillities: bar, restaurant, Beauty & Fitness Center. Room...

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Pula Restaurants

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  • the best sea food in Pula!

    Very fresh and delicious sea food, schrimps,fish,squids,lobster... exelent taste. Great meat, stakes, and pasta. They made garlick bread..so good. All food was really good. Come here and you will not regret. Staff was really nice and service is very good. Nice ambient, beautiful place and so comfortable, everybody are so kind. Prices are totaly ok,...

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  • Traditional food with a modern touch

    With pasta, risotto, seafood, various fish and meat on the menu, this restaurant provides much the same as any other in this part of Croatia. Nothing flashy, just familial dishes made with fresh ingredients by someone who really knows their trade. They serve daily specials for well under £10, with only fresh fish over this price. We thoroughly...

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  • A Mixed menu

    It was at best just okay. The service was slow and the bringing out of the meals were the same. The food was not that tasty, and in fact the lasagna I ordered tasted a bit tainted., but it was not your traditional made dish. The meat was not hamburger, but some concoction of a meat/sausage. The fish Micky had was good, but greasy. Prices were $9...

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Pula Nightlife

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  • The place where Jaymes Joyce lived in...

    One of the top destinations on a tour of Pula is definitely a bar named Uliks (Ulysses). Named after James Joyce, who lived in this building for a time in 1904, the bar is always popular because of its view of the arch.

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  • Disco for Tinagers, just young girls &...

    The Ulijanik disco is located in the city center. It's just a place for the youngs. All the city was off but here was on, and youth had a date with each other. We hardly found it. They just sell some kind of bears in bottle and can. Actually, we didn't like it. The songs were not good. Casual

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  • Evenings only

    You can find bars on this street, and in the evening time it's great, very lively, live music, shops open till late, loads of people, great atmosphere. But it gets quiet prety soon, jst around midnight there is only few tourists having their drinks, and locals seems to be heading home. But till then it's not bad at all.

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Pula Transportation

  • Bus station

    Pula bus station has three ticket offices,waiting area and cafe bar for refreshments. The bus timetable is easy to understand, example black numbers everyday, red mon to Fri, orange not Sat etc , but please check. Local buses and National and International buses use this station. Bus to Rovinj , 45 minutes, 38 kuna Bus to Kopar 05-30 am, 96...

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  • Autohighway Driving is Costly

    We left from Zadar and took A1 highway until you have to get off at the 12 mile stretch I called/and they call the surpentine road, with maybe 30 twisting sharp curves and u-turns. Then the coast road is the only way on E65 until we got to Rijeka, if you follow the coastline. Otherwise you could take A1 towards Zagreb, and then catch A6, but that...

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  • Parking in city lot

    It seems like the rational thing to do and park in the big lot on the Riva, by the Arena. Cost is 4 kuna an hour, or $12.5. That way you can avoid not finding a place and driving around for a long time. I looked into parking over by Nardoni Trg, but the traffic is heavy and finding a place there is the same cost as on the Riva. If you would be...

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Pula Shopping

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  • FISH MARKET

    The fish market like the outdoor fruit and vegetable market seemed to contain only local fresh fish.The fish market is indoors next to the outdoor produce market. FISH cheap

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  • THE MARKET

    The market in Pula was lovely. Very colourful with lots of local fresh fruit, flowers and vegetables on sale. Unlike British markets, there was not a lot of choice with every stall selling the same variety of locally produced goods. Exceptionally fresh local fruit and vegetables. very cheap

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  • Cash !

    Actually this supermarket was fine but at first sight, I did not found anything more than in any other of the usual small markets or small shops in the country and the prices were almost the same. I will check more closely next time !

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Pula Local Customs

  • Crkva u Prvomajskoj

    The church which is situated near my ex-primary school. I have visited it many times, have passed by each and every day when I have lived in Pula but still I don't know the name of it. Would you belive it?

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  • Wear the Stiletto Heels to Town

    There is an upscale shopping on some streets, and you are able to see the dressed up look. A large number of women wear 4-6" heels and also like tight jeans. It is like dress up-casual look. Check it out

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  • CROATIAN WARSHIPS

    Pula is an important naval centre and it is not unusual to see warships in the harbour and naval personnel wandering around the town.

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Pula Warnings and Dangers

  • Tour Buses Bring Tourists

    This is no doubt loaded with tourists in the summer season. When we were there, it was even fairly crowded, and groups standing around the sites listening to the history dialogue while I was trying to capture a picture without them in the setting. Most difficult

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  • Test of courage - chapter 2

    ....The task was made up of jumping into the deep canyon and for the first atempt I could do it by jumping on the feet. The next atempt, later on or after few days, I had to do by jumping on the head. I was fourtheen when I've fulfilled thet task. See on this picture how it looks from above.When I am back here, after so many years, I think it was...

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  • Test of courage

    In the times of my childhood there was a task of courage every boy after turned 14 had to fulfill. This is a canyon called Punta Verudela, which is situated right behind the hotel Park. It has elevation of about 15 meters, but it is deep and narrow....

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Pula Tourist Traps

  • Five Pula Olympics are not Olympics in...

    Pula is the currency of Botswana. The photo represents a 5 pula coin issued for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Haha, not really a tourist trap but a Vter private joke. Who will find the clue will earn my consideration !

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  • Olympics ?!?!

    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 ! Haha, not really a tourist trap but a Vter joke. Who will find the clue will earn my consideration !

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  • Brijuni island - is it worth it?

    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...

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Pula What to Pack

  • Mosquitoes And Layers

    Definitely bring an umbrella -- March can be quite wet as well as the late summer storms (August), September and October's autumn showers. Layering your clothing is the key to the unpredictable temperatures during those months. Bring a mosquito repellent -- your best friend during the warmer months. I'm still putting up with mosquitoes at our...

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  • Packing List

    I pause to take a picture of a departing ferry, and am accosted by a uniformed policeman. Photos forbidden! I should have known.

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Pula Off The Beaten Path

  • Vodnjan

    Small town of Vodnjan is situated only 10 kilometres north of Pula and worth of visiting. It has very interesting medieval structure which was restaurated in passed few years. The city centre is dominated by the structure which has very strong Venetian architectural influence. The local cathedral is in particularly interesting for its mumia.

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  • Vizace - Nesactium

    About ten km to the east of Pula, near the airport, is Vizace, one of the most significant archeological localities in Istria. A very important prehistorical settlement which in the Illyrian period became the main political and religious center of the Illyrian tribe Histri. Vizace was called Nesactium in that time.Within the fort-hill settlement a...

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  • The sculpture safari park

    Just out of Labin town, 35 mins walk from the bus station, you arrive at Dubrova, and the very strange sculpture park. This park on the edge of town seems mostly known to cyclists, joggers and people walking their dogs. It's overgrown and the sculptures are so far apart you get the impression you're supposed to drive through. Entrance is free. It's...

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Pula Sports & Outdoors

  • Sailing

    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. All...

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  • Sport info

    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. There are numerous choices for athletic and sport activities; inside tennis, football...

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  • relaxing at bars and cafes of Pula

    Sit somewhere at many places to enjoy your coffee or local black wine or cedevita. It's one of the best things to do after you've feed your eyes with Pula's historic sights and city has impressive culture of socializing by the sidewalks and wide pedestrian streets and squares.Those small bars in side streets, where local men hang out are great...

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  • The Weather in Pula

    Don¡t forget to check the Weather before the visit.

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  • General Info

    * Tourism OfficeForum, 352100 Pula- Tel.: (+385) (0)52 21 91 97- Fax: (+385) (0)52 21 18 55- E. mail: info@istria-pula.com- Some websites:www.istria-pula.comwww.pulainfo.hr

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